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 Ceramics Tour 2019

6-18 September 2019
  • Visits to the pottery towns of Arita, Imari, Kyoto & Mashiko
  • Guided tours of Kyoto, the lovely canal town of Kurashiki and Tokyo
  • Visit a Major Museum exhibition on bizen pottery with a local Kyoto ceramics expert, Robert Yellin.
  • Travel on Japan’s famous Bullet Train
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation & Breakfast daily
  • Welcome Dinner, Farewell Dinner and lunch on 11 September
  • Services of a knowledgeable Japan Journeys Guide throughout
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£4,125.00

Japan Quilt Tour 2020 (dates TBC)

  • Entry to the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival
  • Plenty of fantastic opportunities for shopping for fabric and other goods
  • A day trip and entrance to Itchiku Kubota Museum
  • Visit the Private quilt and kimono collection of renown quilter Sachiko Yoshida
  • Escorted tours of Tokyo & Kyoto
  • 10 nights accommodation at 4* deluxe hotels in Tokyo (6 nights) and Kyoto (4 nights)
  • International airfare from London Heathrow
  • Travel on Japan’s famous Bullet Train
  • Airport transfers in Japan
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Optional Day trip to Hiroshima/Miyajima
  • Shibori Dyeing class & a Stenciling class
  • 1 standard sized baggage transfer from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Services of a knowledgeable Japan Journeys guide throughout
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TBC

Other Featured Tours

Shikoku Revealed

10 nights
  • Visit Kobe, Kurashiki, Matsuyama, Kotohira, Takamatsu, Iya Valley, Tokushima & Osaka
  • 10 nights' accommodation, including a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)
  • 7-Day Japan Rail Pass, allowing unlimited travel on Japan's famous Bullet Train
  • Personalised Japan Journeys app to store all your travel documents
  • 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 £1,475.00 pp

My Own Japan – For Solo Travellers –

12 nights
  • Visit Tokyo, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Osaka, Mt Koya, Nara & Kyoto
  • 11 nights' accommodation, including a 1 night stay in traditional temple lodgings at Mount Koya
  • 14-day Japan Rail Pass, allowing unlimited travel on Japan's famous Bullet Train
  • Personalised Japan Journeys app to store all your travel documents
  • Meet and Greet service upon arrival at the airport
  • Airport transfers
  • Plus much more!
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From £2,295.00

Okinawa Extension

5 nights
  • Visit Naha, Ishigaki Island, Taketomi Island & Iriomote Island
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Personalised Japan Journeys app to store all your travel documents
  • Airport transfers between Naha airport and your hotel by taxi
  • Plus much more!
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from £695.00 pp

Family Holidays in Japan

12 nights
  • Visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima & Miyajima
  • 12 nights' accommodation, including a ryokan stay (traditional Japanese inn)
  • 7-day Japan Rail Pass, allowing unlimited travel on Japan's famous Bullet Train
  • Escorted Tours of Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara by coach
  • 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 £6,575 per family (2 adults & 2 children*)

The Great North: Hokkaido & Tohoku

9 nights
  • Visit Tokyo, Matsushima, Nyuto Onsen, Furano, Noboribetsu Onsen & Sapporo
  • 9 nights' accommodation, including 1 night at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)
  • 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 £1,499 pp

Kyushu: Islands & Onsen

13 nights
  • Visit Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Yakushima, Kumamoto, Kurokawa Onsen & Beppu
  • 10 nights' accommodation, including a ryokan stay (traditional Japanese inn)
  • 3-day All Kyushu Area Rail Pass, giving you 3 days' unlimited travel by Japan Rail trains
  • Personalised Japan Journeys app to store all your travel documents
  • Detailed Japan Journeys Information Pack
  • Meet and Greet service upon arrival at Fukuoka airport
  • Plus much more!
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From £1,795 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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