Welcome to Japan Journeys or “yōkoso” as they say in Japan.

Established in 2004, we are dedicated Japan tours and experts in holidays to Japan. We are the Number One provider of guided tours, escorted Japan tours and family holidays to Japan.

Whether you want to travel in luxury or have a budget we can tailor make a trip just for you.

Our specially themed holidays include Gourmet tours, Garden tours, Manga tours, Bonsai tours and handicraft tours for ceramicists and quilters.

In 2013 we were awarded ‘Best Specialist Company’ in the NEO Magazine Awards.

If you have any questions about our Japan tours or escorted holidays to Japan, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us by email at info@japanjourneys.co.uk, on the phone on +44 (0)20 7766 5267, or even Skype JAPAN JOURNEYS (between GMT 09:30-17:30).

Japan Summer Manga Tour 2019

15 Aug 2019 - 22 Aug 2019
  • Scheduled return Economy class flights
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation at a centrally-located 3* hotel in Tokyo and Japanese breakfast daily.
  • Private air-conditioned coach transfers to/from Tokyo airport.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees to all temples, shrines, museums and other attractions on tour including access to the Main Observatory at Tokyo Tower.
  • All subway and train fares.
  • Services of a knowledgeable Japan Journeys Guide throughout.
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£2,245.00

Gardens of Japan Tour 2019

07 Nov 2019 - 18 Nov 2019
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners and 2 lunches
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Scheduled return Economy class flights from London Heathrow
  • All train and subway fares
  • 7 Day Ordinary Class Japan Rail Pass
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees to all gardens, parks, temples, shrines and other attractions on tour
  • Airport Transfers in Japan provided you arrive and depart
  • Services of a knowleadgeable Japan Journeys Tour Manager throughout
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£3,995.00

Other Featured Tours

Japan Bonsai Tour February 2020 – Dates TBC

10 Nights
  • International flights from London Heathrow to Narita Airport (Tokyo)
  • 10 nights’ hotel accommodation at centrally located 3* & 3½* hotels with breakfast daily
  • Registration at the 8th World Bonsai Convention
  • 7 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • Farewell dinner on 1 May
  • Transfers to/from airports in Japan
  • Private air-conditioned coach on 21 April
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees to all named attractions on tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable Japan Journeys Guide throughout
  • Separate baggage transfer for one piece of luggage per person from Nagoya to Saitama (you will take an overnight bag to Kanazawa)
  • All Japanese sales taxes and service charge
  • Full financial protection via Japan Journeys’ membership of the Travel Trust Association
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TBC

Exquisite Japan Tour 2019

3 - 16 September 2019
  • Economy Class scheduled international flights from London Heathrow (with a change of plane en route)
  • 12 nights’ accommodation at centrally located 3* and 4* hotels in Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takayama, and Kyoto with breakfast daily
  • Services of a knowleadgeable Japan Journeys Tour Manager throughout
  • Airport Transfer in Japan for those passengers arriving with the main group (pre and post extension passengers will need to arrange their own airport transfers)
  • Full-day private air-conditioned coach tour of Tokyo on 5 September and in Kyoto on 12 September
  • Half day private air-conditioned coach tour of Kyoto on 11 September
  • 14-Day Japan Rail Pass allowing you unlimited travel on the entire Japan Rail network including Shinkansen (Bullet Train) services
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners on 5 September & 14 September respectively
  • Lunches on 12 & 14 September
  • Entrance fees for all attractions mentioned above
  • 2 separate baggage transfers for one piece of luggage per person from Tokyo to Takayama & Takayama to Kyoto
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£4,575.00

Japan Gourmet Tour 2020 dates tbc

TBC
  • 9 nights’ comfortable accommodation at centrally-located hotels in Kyoto, Tokyo and Hakone
  • Return International airfare from London
  • 4 lovely lunches
  • 7 delicious dinners
  • Breakfast daily
  • Cookery Class in Kyoto
  • Japan Journeys Guide throughout
  • Private airport coach transfers
  • Private coach for Kyoto sightseeing
  • Transportation fees to all named sites
  • Admission and entrance fees for all named activities
  • Green Tea Experience
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TBC

Essential Japan

13 nights
  • Visit Tokyo, Hakone & Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Takayama & Matsumoto
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • 14-day Japan Rail Pass, allowing unlimited travel on Japan's famous Bullet Train
  • Personalised Japan Journeys app to store all your travel documents
  • Detailed Japan Journeys Information Pack
  • Meet and Greet service upon arrival at the airport
  • Airport transfers from/to Narita International Airport
  • Plus much more!
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from £1,755 pp

Japan: Coast to Coast

11 nights
  • Visit Kobe, Lake Biwa, Amanohashidate, Kinosaki Onsen, Tottori, Kurashiki & Osaka
  • 11 nights' accommodation including a ryokan (traditional inn) with Japanese dinner
  • 7-day Hokuriku-Kansai Area Rail Pass, allowing unlimited regional travel including Shinkansen (Bullet Train) services
  • Personalised Japan Journeys app to store all your travel documents
  • Detailed Japan Journeys Information Pack
  • Meet and Greet service upon arrival at the airport
  • Airport transfers from/to Kansai International Airport (Osaka)
  • Plus much more!
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from £1,595 pp

Total Japan

8 nights
  • Visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima & Miyajima
  • 8 Nights' accommodation including a ryokan (traditional inn) with Japanese dinner
  • 7-Day Japan Rail Pass, allowing unlimited travel on Japan's famous Bullet Train
  • Personalised Japan Journeys app to store all your travel documents
  • Detailed Japan Journeys Information Pack
  • Meet and Greet service upon arrival at the airport
  • Airport transfers from/to Narita International Airport
  • Plus much more!
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from £1,355 pp

Types of Tours

  • Our Guided Tours to Japan

    Check out our Gardens of Japan tour which is ideal for those of you with green fingers. Our popular Quilters Tour of Japan is ideal for quilt and needlework enthusiasts and anybody with an interest in Japanese crafts. There’s also our annual Bonsai Tour where you’ll visit the wonderful Kokufu show – Japan’s most important Bonsai exhibition.
    A world-class Japanese tour offering exclusive access to some of the world’s greatest bonsai collections and includes visits to Kyoto, Nara and Tokyo, a mix of the ancient and the modern.
  • Independent Travel to Japan

    In addition to our fantastic group tours we also offer a range of itineraries for holidays to Japan for those of you who prefer to venture out on your own.

    Whether you’re looking for a city vacation, extreme winter sports or a more relaxed holiday sampling onsen (hot springs) and ryokan (Japanese inns), Japan Journeys can arrange the trip to suit you. Whether your interest lies in kimono, kabuki or koi, even if you want to whale-watch in Hokkaido or hike in the Japan Alps, we can arrange anything and everything for your trip of a lifetime with our Tailor Made Japan service – just contact us with your ideas and requirements or ask us for suggestions.

    • Total Japan (8 nights)
    • Essential Japan (13 nights)
    • Traditional Japan (12 nights)
    • Best of the West (10 nights)
    • The Great North Tour (9 nights)

    If all you need is a great deal on your Japan Rail Pass you can buy it securely online from us atthe best possible price.

  • School, Business and Group Travel to Japan

    We handle all aspects of Japan corporate travel and group travel to Japan. We have particular experience in handling incentive groups to Japan. For these we can offer great programmes which combine Japanese culture as well as the more light-hearted side of the country.

    We are also experienced in arranging school trips to Japan and can provide full risk assessments for teachers and references from other schools previously handled.

    Our Japan Tour Itineraries for schools offer students a wonderful introduction to Japan and its culture, and we are able to tailor the educational side of our trips to suit any purpose.

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Special Interest

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Japan Journeys has been hard at work preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, to be held 24 July - 9 August 2020. If you are interested in one of our packages to this incredible event, please complete form on the right and we will contact you nearer the time of the event.
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