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Remote Japan Tours in Japan

Remote Japan Tours
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Rural and Remote Tours of Japan

The 8-member 2023 Remote Japan Tours will let you discover Japan’s hidden rituals, unspoiled spectacular scenery and delightful Local people.

You will feel the warm hospitality of local people in remote and rural areas of Japan such as Kyushu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, the west coast or in Tohoku, the northern part of Honshu.

The range of themes from cherry blossoms to food offer exceptional exposure to Japan’s amazingly pristine nature, rural villages and countryside scenery. They will reward you with life-long memories.

Japan is much more than Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama and Hiroshima. There are so many hidden treasures and unexplored destinations. Rural travel in Japan is expected to be even more popular in 2023. Journey to the East is best placed to take you on a remote Japan holiday, to experience the wonderful surprises of being off the beaten path and beyond popular tourist destinations.

You may not find cappuccino at breakfast, a convenience store at every corner or western style hotels and western restaurants in town. However, you may meet giggling school children on a way to school, friendly farmers happy to share fresh harvest with you or devout pilgrims at a sacred mountain.

For something special and unusual one of the Rural tours of Japan definitely the way to go.

Tour Type

Signature
Our Signature tours offer the most comprehensive cultural exposure.

Active
Our Active tours provide up-and-close encounters with traditional life and natural landscapes into the more remote regions of Japan.

Comfort
With a focus on comfort and ease, our Comfort tours deliver an authentic experience with a few extra creature comforts to make for a more relaxed and supported trip.

Seasons

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Remote Japan Tours Features

The Remote Japan tours are tours that may also appear under different sections (Autumn, Food, Walking etc). These trips are listed as Remote Japan Tours because they operate predominantly in parts of Japan that are not typically visited by large numbers of tourists or offer some unusual experiences peculiar to remote parts of Japan.

 

Why travel with us

At Journey to the East we are committed to providing authentic and most memorable experiences in Japan – for both Small Group Tours and custom-built Private Tours. Whether it is your first visit or you have been several times to Japan, you will always find something new and have special experiences with Journey to the East. Our travel style is chosen to immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of unique experiences.

We do this by taking you beyond the tourist hotspots to explore the lesser-known parts of Japan. Our tours are designed to strike the right balance between the classic highlights and local secrets, the urban and the rural, the historic and the contemporary, and in doing so, reveal the true heart of Japan.

With Journey to the East, you will have fun and be safe on your deeply rewarding journey through this endlessly fascinating country!

We are specialists that just handle tours within one country, Japan. Whether you are from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand or beyond we meet you at the airport upon arrival into Japan and ensure a smooth and stress-free time in a foreign land.

Accommodation styles

Ryokans

Ryokans is a Japanese style accommodation, mostly consists of Japanese style rooms with tatami matt floor and futon bedding, and private ensuite. Some ryokans have a western style room with beds. A Japanese style room always has a low table and flat cushions to sit on, but the room may or may not have chairs. Most ryokans have an additional large public bath for guests and includes kaiseki style dinner. Breakfast can be Japanese style (rice, miso soup, fish etc.) or western style buffet.

Western Style Hotels

Size and standard vary from 5-star large international chains to regional small business hotels. Generally, in Japan twin rooms (two single beds) are more common than double rooms (one double bed), and some hotels in regional cities only have twin rooms. Room sizes are generally smaller in cities. Also beds and pillows tend to be firmer than those in western countries.

Minshuku

Size and standard vary from 5-star large international chains to regional small business hotels. Generally, in Japan twin rooms (two single beds) are more common than double rooms (one double bed), and some hotels in regional cities only have twin rooms. Room sizes are generally smaller in cities. Also beds and pillows tend to be firmer than those in western countries.

Shukubo (temple lodging)

The vast majority have Japanese style rooms and shared bathroom although there are limited number of temples with a western bedroom with ensuite. The stay at shukubo includes Buddhist vegetarian dinner and breakfast. Dinners are served early, around 5pm. They are run by monks, and facility and services are basic. Guests can attend morning service in the main hall.

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