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Self Guided Packages

For those of you who wish to travel independently, these packages offer the perfect way to explore Japan. Our Independent Packages include detailed, easy-to-follow directions allowing you to navigate Japan on your own like a local. You can customize one of these packages to make it fit your specific interests and preferences (Fees for customization may apply. See the specific itinerary for details.) Working closely with you, we will help make your dream Japan holiday become a reality. Select from the available sightseeing and Optional Cultural Activities to round out your tour. A little structure with a lot of flexibility may be the perfect combination for you!

How Does it Work?

These packages are designed to take all the time and worry out of planning your trip so you can concentrate on getting the very most out of your trip to Japan and your travel investment. We’ll organize all your accommodations and transportation between cities, and meet you upon arrival at the airport. You’ll have the full back up of our English-speaking office staff in Japan to make sure every aspect of your trip goes according to plan or in the unlikely event of a problem. All of our itineraries also include private guiding from a licensed, English-speaking guide on your first full day in Japan. These reassuring services will help introduce you to Japan and give you extra confidence for traveling the country independently.

Choose the type of accommodations that are right for you

In each city, choose between Budget, Standard and Luxury hotels or ryokans. You can save some money and stay in Budget accommodations in one city, and then splurge on a Luxury hotel or ryokan in another city. You decide what is best for you and your budget.

Grand Tours

Our Grand Tours are perfect for someone who is looking for a well-rounded introduction to Japan. We offer something for everyone on these tours. These tours typically cover broad areas of Japan using public transportation. They will include many “must see” spots of Japan, plus one or two out-of-the way, remote destinations.

Best of Japan Self Guided

14 Days/13 Nights
With the perfect mix of new and old, this well-rounded tour has something for everyone, as well as being our most popular tour.
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Best of Japan Adventure Self Guided

17 Days/16 Nights
This fast-paced, well-rounded tour is for those who crave adventure and want to make the most of their time in Japan. If you are looking for a hike or two, different modes of transportation, and a highly active adventure, this is the tour for you! Discovering the new and exploring the old is what makes this tour the trip of a lifetime.
From$3,678.00
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Best of Japan Economy Self Guided

13 Days/12 Nights
While including many of the things first-time visitors to Japan should see and experience, this tour is easier on the wallet and not quite as immersive.
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Best of Japan in 22 Days Self Guided

22 Days/21 Nights
If you don’t want to miss anything in Japan, then this is the tour for you. From Sapporo to Nagasaki, you will enjoy the best Japan has to offer including some of Japan’s best onsens, gardens, castles, natural scenic areas, historical districts, temples and shrines, cultural activities and much, much more in a tour that will create travel memories to last a lifetime.
From$5,267.00
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Winter Wonderland Self Guided

14 Days/13 Nights
The weather outside may be frightful, but touring Japan in winter is delightful. After you see how beautiful Japan is blanketed in snow, you’ll be saying “Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow.”
From$3,395.00
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Regional Favorites

These tours are perfect for the visitor looking for the quieter, less-traveled side of Japan, or for the person who wants to concentrate on a specific area of Japan. Our Regional Tours typically focus on a specific region or regions of Japan using public transportation. These tours will include a combination of “must see” spots and out-of-the-way, remote destinations.

Best of Hokkaido and Tohoku Self Guided

15 Day/14 Nights
Northern Japan is a remote and scenic region, known for its numerous remote and traditional onsens, lakes, mountains, and for it welcoming and friendly people.
From$3,573.00
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Best of Japan Alps Self Guided

15 Day/14 Nights
Soaring mountain peaks, open-air hot springs, lush forests, quaint mountain villages and a slow pace make this central alpine area a great escape. Hidden away in its rural and remote valleys are many of Japan’s best-preserved post towns, farm hamlets, and traces of the old urban culture. Combined with its beautiful natural scenery, these features make this area one of the most rewarding in Japan to visit.
From$3,317.00
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Best of Shikoku and Kyushu Self Guided

15 Day/14 Nights
With its mild climate, tranquil gardens, famous hot springs, active volcanoes, historic castles, beautiful countryside, and warm-hearted people, this part of Japan offers a dramatic experience that will create travel memories for a lifetime.
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Central Japan Self Guided

11 Days/10 Nights
Between the imperial city of Kyoto, and the shogun’s city of Tokyo, lies Central Japan. This area of Japan epitomizes the extremes and contradictions of Japan today. The densely populated coastal belt city of Tokyo is a stark contrast with the beautiful natural scenery of the mountainous central area. Though readily accessible, central Japan is still remote enough to have retained traditional lifestyles and architecture.
From$2,647.00
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Hokkaido Self Guided

14 Days/13 Nights
The northernmost of the main islands, Hokkaido is Japan’s last frontier, kept at bay by wild mountains, virgin forests, sapphire lakes and surf-beaten shores. The attitudes of the inhabitants are akin to those of the pioneers of the American West, but still unmistakably Japanese.
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Mini Tours

Our Mini Tours focus on a specific region or regions of Japan using public transportation, and have a maximum of 12 tour members. These tours will include mainly out-of-the-way, remote destinations with a few “must see” spots. Normally, these tours will be 7 to 10 days in length, and can easily be combined with other escorted tours or FIT packages.

Best of Kyoto and Beyond Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
Steeped in history and tradition, Kyoto has in many ways been the cradle of Japanese culture. A stroll through Kyoto today is a walk through 11 centuries of Japanese history.
From$1,984.00
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Best of Tokyo and Beyond Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
To the uninitiated, Tokyo may seem like a whirlwind of people and traffic. Yet, behind the ordered chaos lie remnants of a very different past.
From$1,852.00
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Eastern Hokkaido Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
Among the Japanese, Hokkaido has become synonymous with sensational food, stunning scenery, and some of the best onsens in Japan. As the rest of the country heats up in the summer months, Hokkaido stays warm and temperate, ideal for hiking or relaxing by the crystal-clear waters of the island’s many caldera lakes. In the wintertime, the abundance of scenery offered in Eastern Hokkaido is […]
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Japan Alps Winter Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
Outdoor hot spring onsens, warm sake, snow-covered mountain peaks, and quaint mountain villages make the Japan Alps the place to be for a winter getaway. Add the unique outdoor activities only possible in the winter, and you have a travel experience that will create lifelong memories.
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Kumano Kodo Highlights Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
Kumano has long been considered the heart and soul of Japanese spirituality, and has been blessed with a rich cultural heritage. Friendly locals, soothing hot springs and delicious cuisine saturate this unique area. It is the perfect destination for those searching for an active, off-the-beaten-path, culturally immersive Japanese experience.
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Northern Tohoku and Western Hokkaido Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
Leave behind the busy, modern city of Tokyo as you slowly travel further and further north exploring all that Northern Tohoku and Western Hokkaido have to offer. Tohoku is the northern part of Honshu, the main island of of the Japanese archipelago. Tohoku is known as a remote and scenic region, and for its numerous traditional onsens and welcoming and friendly people. You will […]
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Northern Tohoku and Western Hokkaido Winter Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
Leave behind the busy, modern city of Tokyo as you slowly travel further and further north exploring all that Northern Tohoku and Western Hokkaido have to offer. Tohoku is the northern part of Honshu, the main island of of the Japanese archipelago. Tohoku is known as a remote and scenic region, and for its numerous traditional onsens and welcoming and friendly people. You will […]
From$1,729.00
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Tokaido Highway Self Guided

7 Days/6 Nights
The Tokaido Highway, built by the Tokugawa Shoguns in the early 17th century, connected the new military capital of Tokyo with the imperial, cultural capital of Kyoto. Follow in the steps of the Daimyo (feudal lords) and Samurai as you visit the two greatest cities of Japan.
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City Tours

These tours are designed for those who wish to concentrate on a specific city or cities (Tokyo and Kyoto) using public transportation with a maximum of 12 tour members. These tours will also include day trips outside of the cities as well.

Best of Kyoto and Beyond Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
Steeped in history and tradition, Kyoto has in many ways been the cradle of Japanese culture. A stroll through Kyoto today is a walk through 11 centuries of Japanese history.
From$1,984.00
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Best of Tokyo and Beyond Self Guided

8 Days/7 Nights
To the uninitiated, Tokyo may seem like a whirlwind of people and traffic. Yet, behind the ordered chaos lie remnants of a very different past.
From$1,852.00
(3 Reviews)
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Tokaido Highway Self Guided

7 Days/6 Nights
The Tokaido Highway, built by the Tokugawa Shoguns in the early 17th century, connected the new military capital of Tokyo with the imperial, cultural capital of Kyoto. Follow in the steps of the Daimyo (feudal lords) and Samurai as you visit the two greatest cities of Japan.
From$1,844.00
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