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JP07: 21 Days Tokyo - Nikko - Mt. Fuji - Nagano - Kanazawa - Shirakawa-go - Takayama - Nagoya - Nakasendo Way - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka - Mt. Koya - Kobe - Himeji - Okayama - Kurashiki - Hiroshima - Fukuoka - Nagasaki - Kumamoto - Kagoshima

Tour Type: Private guided tour, with tailor-made service.
Vehicle: Mainly by public transport, and 2 days with private car.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotels, 20 breakfasts, Japanese sukiyaki lunch.

Trip Highlights
  • 1
    Super-long escorted tour covering all highlights of Japan, including the Greater Tokyo Area, iconic Mt. Fuji, Tokaido Corridor, and also Kyushu.
  • 2
    Visiting Kyoto is like walking into a historical album of a thousand years ago, with countless ancient Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples and imperial gardens.
  • 3
    Go deep into the central mountains to learn about the pristine village of Shirakawa-go and visit snow monkeys soaking in Nagano’s hot spring.
  • 4
    Hike of a lifetime along Nakasendo Way: Challenge the thousand-year-old post road from Magome to Tsumago with your feet.
  • 5
    Venture into Kyushu in southwest Japan: greet the lovely Kumamon Bear, and explore the niche destination Kagoshima.
This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
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Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo; Airport Pick-up
Day 2: Tokyo: Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, National Museum, Senso-ji Temple
Day 3: Day Trip to Nikko: Tosho-gu Shrine, Chuzenji Lake, Kegon Falls
Day 4: Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi & Hakone Tour
Day 5: Tokyo - Nagano: See Snow Monkeys in Hot Spring
Day 6: Nagano to Kanazawa: Visit Kenroku-en Garden & Kanazawa Castle
Day 7: Kanazawa - Shirakawa-go - Takayama
Day 8: Takayama to Nagoya: Visit Toyota Museum & Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Day 9: Nagoya - Nakasendo Way Hiking from Magome to Tsumago
Day 10: Nagoya to Kyoto: Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, Pure Water Temple & Gion
Day 11: Kyoto to Nara Day Tour
Day 12: Kyoto Philosopher’s Path & Ninja-Samurai Experience; Train to Osaka
Day 13: Osaka Sightseeing: Osaka Castle & Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Day 14: Day Trip to Mt. Koya: Visit Koyasan Okunoin & Kongobuji Temple
Day 15: Osaka - Kobe - Himeji - Okayama
Day 16: Okayama - Kurashiki - Hiroshima
Day 17: Hiroshima Tour to Miyajima & Atomic Bomb Dome; Transfer to Fukuoka
Day 18: Fukuoka (Hakata) Sightseeing; Transfer to Nagasaki
Day 19: Nagasaki Visit to Peace Park and Dejima; Transfer to Kumamoto
Day 20: Visit Kumamoto Castle and Meet Kumamon Bear; Transfer to Kagoshima
Day 21: Explore Kagoshima; End of Tour
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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

Christmas & 2024 Special: 12% off - Book before Dec 31, 2023

2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD11589 USD10198USD8569 USD7540
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
What's Included
  • Service of private English-speaking guide.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels.
  • Lunch at Mt. Fuji.
  • Public transport like express bus and train.
  • Private car with driver in Nagasaki and Kagoshima.
  • Entrance fees for the sights visited.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Japan.
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Local hotel tax (pay on spot).
  • Japan visa fee.
Comparison with Other Sellers
We are the source supplier with cheapest price.
Our Japan private tours are cheaper than most other sellers, and our private tours are even cheaper than their group tours. How can we achieve this? After reading our itinerary details, you will find that our service quality is top notch. We do everything we can to keep the costs down. We lower our gross margin down to just 6%, whereas most sellers are making more than 60%, which is ten times ours.
Flexible Airport-hotel Transfer to Save You Money
One thing that makes Japan different from other places is that the cost of airport pick-up and see-off service is much higher than expected, because of the high labor costs and the long distance of up to 70 km (43 mi). For two persons traveling together, a Tokyo airport pick-up costs USD 170 per person by guide and public transport, USD 150 per person by private car with driver and without guide, while USD 105 per person by shared shuttle with a boarding assistant, all of which are much higher than a taxi costing about USD 200 and carrying 4 people. Similarly, the drop-off service for two persons from downtown Osaka to Kansai Airport costs USD 120 per person by private car with driver, more expensive than a taxi, which costs around USD 150 per car. We won’t force you to take a guided pick-up or drop-off package as some other sellers do. Our travel experts decided to uncover all airport transportation costs for our valued guests, and let you make your own choice between our service and public transportation based on your number of people traveling. For more than 3 of you, simply take a taxi; for 1 or 2 people, the shared shuttle, airport limousine bus, and JR train are more economical options. If you are traveling with 7 or more people, it is more cost-effective to contact us to arrange a private van for you.
Adjustable Date to Visit Mt. Fuji
We are the first Japan tour operator to offer a flexible schedule for Mt. Fuji tours. How important is this? As a symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji is a must-see for tourists. What you might not know is that there are only about 80 days a year when you can clearly see the Mt. Fuji in full view. It often rains, and even when it doesn’t, Mt. Fuji always hides in the clouds. We’ll try our best to coordinate the date of your trip so that you won’t regret visiting Japan. You can check the weather forecast and ask our travel consultant 72 hours in advance to change the order of your visit and choose a fine day to visit the Mt. Fuji during your stay in Tokyo. Alternatively, you can discuss with our guide which day to visit the Mt. Fuji upon arrival in Tokyo, depending on the actual weather conditions. Please be aware, however, that it may still be rainy or overcast even if you adjust the date. Just take it easy and keep a good traveling mood!
Compact and Rich Schedule; No Half-day Tours
Compared with other sellers, you will find that our schedule is designed a little bit tight, especially in Tokyo and Kyoto, where we would arrange one or two more attractions every day than others. We don’t mean to rush you, but better understand what you are thinking – time is money! Our travel consultants will work closely with you to plan your itinerary, making every effort to allow you to visit more places for the same amount of money in the same time. We share your disdain for half-day trips that waste your time and money, because a secret in Japan is that the labor cost of a half-day tour guide and driver is almost the same as that of a full day tour. With that in mind, if you’re worried about the strain of your journey, you can ask for a full day of free time in the middle of your itinerary, depending on your physical condition, free and easy, without guides or high fees. Please feel free to contact our travel consultants if you want a free day, as all our itineraries can be customized for you.
No Trap of Optional Tours
Our itineraries are clearly described, without optional tours and hidden charge. We believe that optional tours are traps and tools for some sellers to make more money from their guests. As a decent and trustworthy travel company, we won’t arrange unnecessary items that waste money of our guests. We put ourselves in your shoes and save every penny for you.
Our Insights
Tips on Exchange Rate from Our Travel Experts
Try to get the cash you need for the trip in Tokyo, as the exchange rates are lower in other cities. However, you’d better not change too much money at the airport because the exchange rate there is not good.

According to our expert’s field survey on March 6th, 2023:
1. The automatic money exchange machines at the airport have the worst rate at JPY 119 to USD 1, while the bank counters at the airport are better at 134 to USD 1.
2. The money exchange machines at the hotels are also not recommended, JPY 119 to USD 1.
3. The exchange rates are the best in some currency exchange shops in downtown Tokyo, where USD 1 can buy JPY 135, or even JPY 136 if you are exchanging more than JPY 100,000. The ones in Shinjuku are highly recommended. Outside the Exit D3 of Shinjuku Nishiguchi subway station, you can find a dozen money exchange shops, and compare the rates by yourself. Please mark this address to find them:
1 Chome-2-12 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023
Or you can search ‘Ninja Money Exchange’ or ‘ACCESS TICKET Shinjuku Nishiguchi’ on your mobile map app to get the exact location.
Things to Know on Luggage
Be sure to pack light, as international flights and Japan’s Shinkansen trains have restrictions on oversized luggage. A suitcase with total dimensions of no more than 160 cm can be carried directly on the train while a luggage with total dimensions between 160 and 250 cm requires a reservation. We kindly remind you that you need to walk with luggage if traveling by public transport from your hotel to the train station or airport, which would be difficult especially on some crowded and stepped roads. If you want to check your luggage and ship it to the next or third city, please tell our guide to arrange it for you and pay the delivery fee on site.
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