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Cultural Tours & Trips in Japan

Cultural Tours & Trips in Japan

A culture trip of Japan lets you learn secrets of ancient times, meet welcoming locals and listen to folklore that has stood the test of time. With 95 cultural tours lasting from 4 days to 27 days, you're sure to experience a true cultural immersion. Click here to see all cultural vacations.

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95 cultural trips through Japan with 1,319 reviews

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  • Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo

    "Our CEO Keiji Katayama was fantastic he went above and beyond his duties. He always..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Osaka, Koya-san, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakone, Fuji, Tokyo+5 more
    starts/ ends in
    Osaka / Tokyo
    age range
    12 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel, Monastery, Guesthouse, Hut+2 more
    transport
    Train & Rail, Local Transport, Ferry+2 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Train & Rail, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    G Adventures
    -22%
    Duration
    9 days
    Price per day
    $293
    From
    $3,399
    US$2,637
    You save: $761
    29 Nov 2019
    2 spaces left
    6 Dec 2019
    6 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Discover Japan

    "We saw some fascinating sites with the added funof using the bullet train many times...."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Takayama, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Fuji, Kawaguchiko+4 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Tokyo
    age range
    12 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Local Transport, Ferry+2 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Train & Rail, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    G Adventures
    -18%
    Duration
    14 days
    Price per day
    $256
    From
    $4,349
    US$3,586
    You save: $763
    15 Dec 2019
    9 spaces left
    23 Feb 2020
    10+ spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Japan Classics - 9 days

    "Excellent accommodations, very good meals variety and quality, very helpful tour..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Lake Kawaguchi, Fuji, Kamakura, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka+6 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Osaka
    age range
    2 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Private Vehicle+2 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Adventure, Historical, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Super Value Tours
    Duration
    9 days
    Price per day
    $366
    From
    US$3,297
    You save: $102
    22 Nov 2019
    6 spaces left
    6 Dec 2019
    10 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Japan Express

    "I had an amazing time! The tour guide (Kaori Kawayoko) was very friendly and helpful...."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Kyoto
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Local Transport+1 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Adventure, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
    -32%
    Duration
    9 days
    Price per day
    $163
    From
    $2,155
    US$1,464
    You save: $691
    23 Nov 2019
    1 space left
    21 Dec 2019
    9 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

    "The tour was structured and well paced - perhaps a bit too long in Hiroshima and..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima, Kyoto+3 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Kyoto
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Ferry+3 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Train & Rail
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
    Duration
    13 days
    Price per day
    $334
    From
    US$4,336
    You save: $134
    23 Feb 2020
    7 spaces left
    1 Mar 2020
    4 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Tokyo to Tokyo | Japan on a budget

    "We had an incredible trip!! We all saw and learned so much about Japan! Our guide,..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka+5 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Tokyo
    age range
    18 to 50 year olds
    accommodation
    Hostel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Local Transport+1 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Custom, Train & Rail
    operator
    The Dragon Trip
    Duration
    13 days
    Price per day
    $163
    From
    US$2,117
    You save: $66
    17 Feb 2020
    10 spaces left
    2 Mar 2020
    10+ spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Japan Highlights 2019-20

    "This tour occurred during the flooding last year, so parts of our trip were cancelled,..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Takayama, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Koya-san, Osaka, Kyoto+5 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Kyoto
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Discovery, Sightseeing
    operator
    Topdeck
    Duration
    12 days
    Price per day
    $295
    From
    US$3,540
    You save: $109
    24 Nov 2019
    6 spaces left
    1 Dec 2019
    4 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Splendours of Japan

    "This tour was an excellent introduction to the special features of Japan: its history,..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Fuji, Hakone, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka+5 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Osaka
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Coach / Bus
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Trafalgar
    -10%
    Duration
    9 days
    Price per day
    $425
    From
    $4,250
    US$3,825
    You save: $425
    22 Mar 2020
    8 spaces left
    25 Mar 2020
    9 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Japan Express 2019-20

    "Itinerary was great. I chose it as it avoided Hiroshima. Khaosan hostel was great..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Hakone, Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka+2 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Osaka
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    accommodation
    Hostel, Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, Historical
    operator
    Topdeck
    Duration
    7 days
    Price per day
    $217
    From
    US$1,522
    You save: $47
    24 Nov 2019
    3 spaces left
    8 Dec 2019
    7 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Japan Unrivalled

    "15/10 would do it again Best guide anyone could ask for"
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Koya-san, Osaka+5 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Osaka
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus
    operator
    Contiki
    Duration
    13 days
    Price per day
    $408
    From
    US$5,305
    28 Mar 2020
    8 spaces left
    4 Apr 2020
    8 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Iconic Japan National Geographic Journeys

    "I enjoyed the contrast between urban and rural Japan. We also got to see the fish..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Tsumago, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Kyoto+3 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Kyoto
    age range
    12 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel, Guesthouse
    transport
    Train & Rail, Local Transport, Ferry+2 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Historical, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures
    -18%
    Duration
    12 days
    Price per day
    $357
    From
    $5,199
    US$4,286
    You save: $912
    16 Dec 2019
    10 spaces left
    24 Feb 2020
    10+ spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Japan Kansai - 6 Days

    "I would recommend this tour to all wishing to visit Japan"
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Narita, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka+2 more
    starts/ ends in
    Narita / Osaka
    age range
    2 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Ship, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Ferry+5 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Adventure, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Super Value Tours
    Duration
    6 days
    Price per day
    $364
    From
    US$2,182
    You save: $67
    18 Nov 2019
    6 spaces left
    25 Nov 2019
    6 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Tokyo to Takayama - 13 days

    "Good holiday with a great guide."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Takayama+4 more
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Tokyo
    age range
    18 to 70 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel, Guesthouse
    transport
    Train & Rail, Local Transport, Private Vehicle+2 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Honshu+2 more
    Travel style
    Adventure, Discovery, Historical+1 more
    operator
    On The Go Tours
    Duration
    13 days
    Price per day
    $425
    From
    US$5,524
    You save: $171
    21 Mar 2020
    3 spaces left
    4 Apr 2020
    8 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Majestic Japan (2019)

    11 day in-depth cultural tour through Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto and 6 other destinations in Japan

    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Fuji, Sendai, Hachinohe, Hirosaki, Oirase+7 more
    starts/ ends in
    Osaka / Tokyo
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
    Islands
    Honshu
    Travel style
    Historical
    operator
    Luxury Gold
    -13%
    Duration
    11 days
    Price per day
    $717
    From
    $9,020
    US$7,884
    You save: $1,136
    4 Mar 2020
    10 spaces left
    15 Mar 2020
    8 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Hidden Tokyo Experience

    "A cheap and engaging way to see the world. Discovi offers a tour experience best..."
    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Tokyo, Kamakura
    starts/ ends in
    Tokyo / Tokyo
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    accommodation
    Hostel, Guesthouse, Apartment+1 more
    transport
    Train & Rail, Local Transport+1 more
    Regions
    Central Japan, Southern Japan, Kanto, Honshu, Mount Fuji+4 more
    operator
    Discovi Travel
    Duration
    8 days
    Price per day
    $61
    From
    US$484
    You save: $15
    1 Apr 2020
    4 spaces left
    10 Apr 2020
    4 spaces left
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    In-depth Cultural
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Cultural Japan Tour Reviews

  • "I took the "Japan Express" 9-day tour with G Adventures with my mother in May 2016,..."
    Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo
  • "Great way to see Japan. Everything went great! Good group of people. Great guide.The..."
    Discover Japan
  • "An expertly planned tour of Japan, with excellent hotels, very good food, and an..."
    Japan Classics - 9 days
  • "The tour was fantastic, great fun and had a really good mix of group time and free..."
    Japan Express
  • "I can honestly say that if I went to Japan any other way than this trip I would not..."
    Japan: Land of the Rising Sun
  • "Overall, the tour was unforgettable. The highlights: our tour guide, Alan, was amazing..."
    Tokyo to Tokyo | Japan on a budget