We’re sure that we can provide you with the perfect Japan holiday, guided tour, experience or itinerary – but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our customers say about us:

Trip of a lifetime!! Cannot recommend this trip enough! Had an absolutely amazing time, better than I could have ever imagined! The trip was incredibly well organised and I really enjoyed all the itinerary, each day was filled with exciting things to do and places to visit! As a lone traveller, I felt incredibly safe as we were all well looked after by our amazing tour guide, Ryuhei! The people I met in the group were also a highlight of the trip as they were all very lovely, like minded people and we all had a lot of fun! Couldn't have asked for a nicer group! Will be definitely travelling with Japan Journeys again soon!
Stacey G., Japan Summer Manga Tour 2017
My Husband and I first visited Japan as part of the Manga and Anime Tour in 2016. In fact we got engaged whilst on Mt Fuji. Japan Journeys were so efficient and helpful that we knew immediately that we wanted them to help us organise our honeymoon the following year. We have just arrived home and we cannot thank the team enough. We were able to do and see everything we wanted. The itinerary hotels and transport were fantastic! We can't wait to plan our next trip and would recommend Japan Journeys to anyone who wants to explore and experience Japan.
Clare H., Independent Traveler
Our tour was superb, the tour guide Jake was outstanding, he was knowledgeable, well informed, charming and kind, handling a large group of  strong minded people, remarkably well. The Japan we saw was mind blowing...beautiful, interesting, gracious people, tasteful in every aspect- design seems to be very important to the culture. The three cities we visited, not the countryside so much, have masses of ATMs, all over the cities, and credit cards were accepted almost everywhere except for  Buddhist shrine shops, and some stalls in the  market, mostly food stalls it seemed to me, took only cash.
Dawn G., Japan Architecture Tour 2017
The trip was great. My grandson was so impressed by this tour and it was his first trip abroad. Yoko was a great tour guide and we enjoyed all the amazing dinner places she selected. Having free time to explore was also a great opportunity. I would say the trip was well worth while.
Marge R., Japan Manga Tour 2017

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My sincere thanks to Japan Journeys for putting together a superbly organised trip. Can happily recommend all aspects of your organisation, planning and choice of bookings.
Salim Suterwalla, (UK), Independent Traveller 2013
I would certainly have no problem in recommending your service – we enjoyed the independence that we had but felt secure in the organisation from the start of the holiday.
Barbara & Keith Evans, (UK), Independent Travellers 2013
3 trips with you guys and 3 of the best times of my life, I just wanted to sincerely thank you. Number 4 in 2014.
Drew Hurley, (UK), 2013
cherry_blossom_time I would like to thank you all (and especially David) for such an interesting and illuminating trip. Japan has been on my “must do” list for many years, and I was not disappointed by my experience.
Richard Pratt, (UK), 2013
We had a wonderful trip and arrived home fit and healthy. Thank you for a great time full of good memories. It exceeded our expectations.
Cedric & Julie Steffens, (New Zealand), 2013
I thought the itinerary was spot on and got the right balance – difficult to do everything in 8 days but certainly you got an appreciation of culture and the beautiful country through the Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima experience. All great, and different Japan experiences. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
John Anderson, (UK), Independent Traveller, 2012
Everything went very smoothly due to your excellent organisation of the trip. We had a great time and will certainly contact you if we go back again.
Graham Rogerson, (UK), Independent Traveller, 2012
We had an excellent time and would like to thank James, David and yourself for what was a very memorable and enjoyable holiday. Your organisation of our plan was perfect and the documentation provided was more than enough for us to get us through the holiday hitch free.
Phil & Monika Joslin, (UK), Independent Travellers, 2012
We had a great time discovering Japan. Much of the credit for this is down to you and your team – and we thank you for it. Travel arrangements worked like clockwork and the helpful hints and the paper work were invaluable.
James & Nerys Kerr, (UK), Independent Travellers, 2012

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A really big thank you for organising such a wonderful trip around Japan. I could not have enjoyed it more!
Denny Cruickshank, (UK), 2012
We had a great time discovering Japan. Much of the credit for this is down to you and your team – and we thank you for it. Travel arrangements worked like clockwork and the helpful hints and the paper work were invaluable.
James & Nerys Kerr, (UK), Independent Travellers, 2012
Overall, this has been an excellent experience. Our guide has been a great leader, calm, professional and personable.
Tim Eason & Sarah Jarvis, (UK), 2012
Our tour guide was fantastic. Many thanks for an enjoyable holiday
Alec & Sue McLaughlin, (UK), 2012
Thank you so much for an absolutely brilliant tour, I have loved every minute of it.
Heather Magill, (UK), 2012
A wonderful trip with great variety of fun, culture and activity.
Sheila Slater, (UK), 2012

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Wasn’t sure what to expect from a “Guided” holiday but it turned out to be fantastic! David, our Guide, was brilliant throughout and was the perfect mix of ‘in charge’ and ‘responsible’ but great fun, and very personable and caring too. Loved the mix of Japanese culture and history and the wonderful Bonsai trips. All done in the right order we felt. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday.
Jo Dawe & Robert Hilton, (UK), 2011
Thanks for an awesome trip. I appreciated all you showed us and had a blast.
Stephanie Mullenmeister-Grow, (UK), 2012

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The range of craft trips were ideal for my interests and I particularly liked the hands on elements when I could try the skills.
Wendy Benn, (UK), 2011
Trip was exactly as advertised. Very satisfied. The camaraderie has made the trip.
Bette Haddon, (USA), 2011
I really enjoyed the well organised and guided tour.
Liliane Suurenbroek, (Netherlands), 2011

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I had a great time and everything worked like clockwork. Thanks for organizing it all – it could not have gone better. An amazing country and culture.
Jonathon Stott, (UK), Independent Traveller, 2011
I enjoyed my trip very much and all the info you sent me was very useful.

I loved staying in the ryokan and I would like to return to Japan, and will recommend you to my friends.
Linda Morris, (UK), Independent Traveller, 2011
The independent traveller tour suited our needs perfectly. A real plus point was the detailed itinerary and maps we were provided with. This outline structure meant we were able to spend more time enjoying Japan and less thinking about which train etc. to get next, while also supplying some local insight Overall an amazing trip which was easy to customise, straightforward to book and I still struggle to believe how much we squeezed into the time. Thanks for providing a formidable service, which I’d have no hesitation in recommending.
Andy Gibbard, (UK), Independent Traveller, 2010
We had a great time and all thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The weather was lovely, lots of bright sunny days and only an hour of rain in Nikko. We found your schedule and tips very comprehensive and the daily directions and train times especially helpful.
Caffyn Family, (UK), Independent Travellers, 2010
manga_tour The tour was absolutely outstanding!! We really enjoyed our guide’s upbeat positive personality, and his knowledge of Tokyo, the culture, customs and especially the food was superb. It added so much to the experience and made the trip truly extraordinary.

Japan Journeys says: In addition to manga and anime hotspots, theManga Tour is designed to give you a real feel for real Tokyo and its delicious food, fascinating street life and wonderful people. It’s a great introduction to Japan.
Frank & Carolyn Troxell, (USA), Summer Manga Tour 2009
An amazing week, top class service, great tour leader who was very helpful, supportive, friendly and involved and great tour content. Hope to be back soon.
Rosamund Smith, Summer Manga Tour 2009
We are going home inspired. We will definitely plan a future tour with your company. Our guide’s knowledge of the country and the language was a huge asset. He assisted with translation and negotiation on purchasing bonsai pots – tremendous help! We have nothing negative to contribute – the entire tour was a great success. Thank you.
Richard & Bette Geisreiter, (Canada), Bonsai Tour 2009
bonsai_tour I was extremely pleased with this package. Japan exceeded all my expectations. The Japan Journeys service made the overall experience that much more enjoyable. I will definitely return to Japan.
Margaret McLaren, (Australia), Bonsai Tour 2009
We had a wonderful trip and all the arrangements you made were perfect! Thank you very much for all you did.

Japan Journeys says: Japan is being recognized more and more as one of the world’s premier destinations for winter sports, with huge snowfalls guaranteed and superb powder. Add to this the once-in-a-lifetime experience of traditional Japanese inns (ryokan), hot spring baths and delicious food, and you have an unforgettable holiday.
David Bounds, Tailor-made ski trip 2009
This has been an amazing trip! It covered everything I wanted to see in Tokyo while never feeling rushed. The accommodation was superb, very clean rooms and friendly staff. The tour really is perfect for anyone into manga/anime/videogames. A perfect holiday!
Warren Thompson, Summer Manga Tour 2009
Fantastic tour, fantastic experience, fantastic tour leader who goes out of his way to ensure that everyone enjoys every aspect of the tour. No improvement needed, it couldn’t have been better! Thank you!
Angela & Jordan Campbell, August 2009
I could not fault this tour on any level. It has been an amazing experience for a first visit to Tokyo. Our guide’s knowledge and advice were invaluable and without this we would not have found half the cool places we did. 10/10 all round.

Japan Journeys says: All our tour guides have spent years in Japan, speak Japanese and are up to date with what’s going on. We’ll take you to all the places most tourists never see.
Darren Skippings, March 2009
Our guide was extremely helpful and friendly, and very interested in getting to know the group.
Justin Bloomfield Spring, 2009
Had a fantastic time. Phil was the best guide I could have asked for on my first trip to Japan and I thoroughly enjoyed my time here.
Kate Povey, 2009
Excellent trip, we have really enjoyed the Japan and manga experience
Adam Lobo & Beau Eaton, 2009
I can’t thank you enough for your help and enthusiasm and knowledge that gave myself and Rebecca such a good holiday. I have never before been on a guided tour and I doubt that we will find as good and dedicated leader as yourself. The energy and organization was brilliant. Thank you again.
Philip & Rebecca Wright, 2008
A great interest in Japan has arisen from this trip and your help and cheerful guidance has helped everyone to have a fantastic time. Many thanks.

Japan Journeys says: A successful school trip should be a stimulating experience for students and one which stays with them for the rest of their lives. A visit to Japan offers a fascinating and educational opportunity for students to experience a country and culture which is different in so many ways from their own. As a learning experience, Japan challenges students’ views and broadens their understanding of a different people andculture, the benefits of which are extremely positive. Japan School Trips

Japan Journeys says: We pride ourselves on our personal service. We’re sure nobody likes to be treated like a herd of sheep on a group tour, so unlike many other tour companies we ensure that you are given an individual and personal service, and as much freedom as you require.
Bernadette M., London girls’ school trip 2008
The trip was brilliant, a great introduction to Japan
Jackson Fouracre, 2008
Excellent tour and excellent tour guide, look forward to saving up to come again soon!
Heather Creed, 2008
bonsai_tour_japan I am writing to confirm my pleasure and satisfaction with the Bonsai trip that was organized by Japan Journeys this year. It was great value for money, efficiently arranged with attention to detail. In a country where we could not understand the language your guide was indispensable. He was extremely friendly and willing to help in any way possible. I have memories that I will never forget, thank you.
David Turner, 2008
This trip will stay with me all my life, it was truly mind blowing.
Barry Croft, 2008
manga_tour_japan I found this tour to be one of the best experiences I’ve ever had
Gareth Bell, 2007
Great trip, loved every minute of it.
Pamela Dare, 2007
Really amazing!! Your staff are friendly and helpful and the whole experience was brilliant!! I loved visiting the Ghibli museum and Harajuku was my favorite place of all (Meiji shrine especially). …I’m running out of alternate words for good!
Becky Carter, 2006
Just to say how much we enjoyed the Bonsai Tour. It was well organized and such good value for money. Our friends from the Association of British Bonsai Artists found it most educational.
Peter Chan, (renowned UK Bonsai expert and author) 2006
Such a memorable tour. It was nothing less than great and blatantly obvious that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Dan Barton, (UK Bonsai Expert & Lecturer) 2006
Thanks for the trip of a lifetime. We both have memories and experiences we’ll never forget
Andrew & Alison Edge, (NSW, Australia) 2006
quilters_tour_japan How fortunate we were to be present at such an inspiring vacation. The whole Japan Journeys experience was quite remarkable and all your efforts in making it such a success are truly appreciated. Already I have bonsai colleagues expressing an interest in future trips and I have no hesitation in recommendng Japan Journys to them.’
Mike Smith, 2006
Many thanks for a wonderful trip – we feel completely enlightened
Heather Cook & Corrinne Harvey, 2006
I was hesitant before arriving in Japan, but this trip really was without fault. So many memories, so many quilts to sew, experiences and pictures to share along with a very firm recommendation to join the next Quilters Tour.
Pat Leberman, (New Zealand), 2006
Thank you for a wonderful holiday!
Sheila & Bert Wright, 2005
Never have I had a feeling of not wanting a holiday to end
David Farrell, (Ireland), 2005
Exceeded all expectations
Steve Iwaki, (USA) 2005
Congratulations on a great tour
Sharyn & Dave Kiernan, (NSW, Australia), 2005
Alistair Simpson, 2005