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Private Tours JAPAN


Tailor-made for you

Journey to the East’s Private Tours of Japan are a complete holiday (not just a day tour) which offers bespoke trips focused on sites, culture, nature, art, or cuisine. Customized Japan Private Tours are great for couples, families, groups of friends, clubs, and special interest groups,

A Private Tour of Japan typically starts with close consultation with you and questions like “when are you thinking of travelling and for how long?”, “how many of you in a group and the composition (including ages)”, “what is the purpose (occasion) of the visit?” and “any preferences for what you like to see and do?”.

We can create a bespoke tour from the ground-up or use one of our Private Tour Model Itineraries as a starting point. These include:

You may like to pick some contents from our Small Group Tours to include in your Private Tour. With our intimate knowledge of Japan, we can suggest the best ways to achieve your goals, meet your preferences and budget.

Level of accommodation, the number of guided days, mode of transport, inclusion of meals are all up to you. Once the tour plan is agreed, we provide a detailed itinerary with train timetables, directions and details of arrangements for your hotels and restaurants.

According to our past guests, our private tours in Japan “worked like clockwork”, which takes away the travel stress. That is exactly what we aim for. With an endless amount of information and fast moving world, who has time to research all to plan a fail-proof holiday?

Please note we require a minimum 2-3 months to design and arrange a private tour. 

Private Tours Japan

Why choose a private tour of Japan?

made to suit your needs

Made to suit your needs

Suitable for meeting specific needs of travellers including mobility, dietary requirements, travel pace or accommodation preferences as well as celebrating special occasions such as anniversaries.

Kenroku-en garden in autumn

Flexibility in time

Custom made private tours of Japan can start and finish any time in a year, perfect for people who have specific time for travel.

Mt Fuji, cherry blossom and five story pagoda in Kawaguchiko

Go exactly where you want

An off-the-shelf group tour may not include all the destinations you would like to visit, or may include places that are not necessarily of your preference, but with a tailor-made private tour you can select the exact destinations you would like to visit.

enjoy a stress free holiday

Enjoy a stress-free holiday

Private tours of Japan are ideal for busy people who want their holiday in Japan professionally planned so they can just turn up and have the great stress-free holiday the need and deserve.

Private Tour Model Itineraries

You can take the model itinerary as is, or combine or modify it to suit your needs. There are some great Extension Itineraries available too, and they can also be added before or after joining our Small Group Tours.

Like our popular Small Group Tours, these itineraries are packed with unique and authentic experiences, the Journey to the East way.

All-year-round tours
Autumn Tours
Cherry Blossom Tours
Active Tours
Side Tours (Tour Extensions)

ONLY available with any of the Journey to the East Small Group Tours or as an add on to a Private Tour.
These private extensions allow you to add on extra places of interest at the conclusion (or before) of your Small Group Tour. Extensions can be as simple as an additional night at the tour hotel or multi-city, multi-day itineraries. Please see below some of our popularly requested extensions for ideas, or talk to us about designing an extension just for you.

I would never go back to Japan without using Journey to the East and I wish they arranged travel in 100 more countries. Highly recommend.

Trip date: December

Kristen Caverly


Journey to the East gave us an unforgettable Honeymoon experience. We wanted to see as much of the different aspects and places of Japan as we could and they really delivered. I know we wouldn’t have seen half as much as we did if we’d gone ourselves so I highly recommend you do yourself a favour and book a tour with this company.

Trip date: September 2023

Paul Allan


If you are planning a trip to Japan use Journey to the East to arrange everything for you. Journey to the East tailored a 16 day trip to meet our needs, nothing was too much trouble. They are highly professional & well organised. Our trip was totally hassle free, every single thing went to plan from our transfers/trains, accommodation, food and fabulous guides who showed us the wonderful sights of Japan. It was perfect in everyway, Journey to the East sets the benchmark others can only hope to achieve.

Trip date: May 2023

Jan Noble


…. Our multiple guides had different perspectives on Japanese history and culture, so we could get varied perspectives on the same topic from different guides…. Overall, we are very pleased with our Journey to the East tour and would highly recommend Journey to the East to other travelers.

Trip date: June 2023

William Sisson


If you want to really see the real Japan you can’t do better that to travel with Journeys to the East.

Trip date: April 2023

Sandra Parker


Journey to the East excelled again. This was our second trip with them and we couldn’t speak highly enough of them. Their attention to detail is second to none. We’ll be back for a third time!

Trip date: April 2023

Jill Shaw


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