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Small Group Tours of Japan

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Our very popular extra small group tours will deliver a truly immersive experience of Japan

Join our small group tours of Japan and enjoy the best of both worlds: detailed planning, expert guidance, charming hotels, and the fun of accessing off-the-beaten-path adventures.

These trips are enjoyed by anyone who speaks English. You will meet like-minded travellers on these small group tours of Japan from Australia, USA, Canada, UK, NZ and many more places.

Each Small Group Tour of Japan is individually crafted around a specific theme. Pick a theme below and see our list of Japanese small group tours matched to the appropriate time of the year.

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The benefits of our Japan Small Group Tours

Extra small group size of 6-10 people

All transport and activities are included

Lead by qualified expert local guides

Stay at locally owned boutique accommodation

Connect with the people of Japan in their local settings

Enjoy exclusive access to small top-notch local eateries, craftspeople’s studios & history

Carefully crafted itineraries to get you closer to Japan's people and culture

Visit regional cities and village well off the common tourist trails

Autumn Tours

Departs from mid October to late November
Next Departure 4th Nov, 2024
Next Departure 9th Nov, 2024
Next Departure 17th Nov, 2024
Next Departure 22nd Oct, 2024
Next Departure 5th Nov, 2024
Next Departure 14th Oct, 2024

Cherry Blossom Tours

Departs from late February to April
Next Departure 24th Mar, 2024
Next Departure 16th Apr, 2024
Next Departure 29th Mar, 2024
Next Departure 31st Mar, 2024
Next Departure 27th Mar, 2024
Next Departure 28th Mar, 2024

Winter Tours

Departs from late December to February
Next Departure 13th Dec, 2024
Next Departure 31st Jan, 2025

Garden & Art Tours

Departs all year round
Next Departure 15th Oct, 2024
Next Departure 8th May, 2024
Next Departure 10th Nov, 2024
Next Departure 11th Apr, 2024

Food Tours

Departs all year round
Next Departure 24th Mar, 2024
Next Departure 4th Jun, 2024
Next Departure 17th Nov, 2024

Walking Tours

Departs in February and October
Next Departure 14th Oct, 2024
Next Departure 13th Oct, 2024
Next Departure 8th Nov, 2024

Remote Tours

Departs all year round
Next Departure 31st Mar, 2024
Next Departure 5th Nov, 2024
Next Departure 14th Oct, 2024
Next Departure 13th Oct, 2024
Next Departure 8th Nov, 2024
Next Departure 8th May, 2024

Looking for something custom fit to you?

Do you have a specific time for travel, a group you want to travel with, or special needs and wishes for your trip to Japan? We can create a unique Private Tour for you. 

Or you can take one of our Model Itineraries 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 Japan Small Group Tours in 2023.

I highly recommend touring with JttE. From the first contact they were quick to respond and helpful. They provided a spectacular tour, covering all aspects so efficiently. They arranged my extra accommodation and transport and ensured I not only had all tickets needed but had clear instructions to make it all so easy and stress free.

5/5
Trip date: January 2023

Sheryl Collins

New Zealand

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