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Tours to Japan

Japan is a diverse and alluring country, full of surprises at every turn. In true Japanese fashion, our tours combine the traditional and the modern. From exploring the grand temples and meeting a Geisha to taking a super-fast bullet train, our Japan trips have it all.

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Up to CA$350pp OFF selected departures

2020 is a huge year for Japan, and there's never been a better time to go. We're offering savings of up to £200 per person on selected trips.

Looking for a trip to see the cherry blossom? We still have some places left for the 2020 season. Check out our Shogun Trail and Highlights of Japan trips for discounted cherry blossom departures.

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Discover our Japan tours

From the ultramodern cityscape of Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto, our small group tours to Japan will take you on an all-encompassing trip of discovery.  Our expert tour leaders will show you the cultural highlights as well as some lesser-known hidden treasures. 

Get into the heart of Japanese culture with a stay in a Buddhist temple and family-run ryokan, observe snow monkey bathing in the hot springs of Jigokudani Onsen and whizz across the countryside on a bullet train to explore the city of Hiroshima. Or, for a Japan tour with a difference, go exploring on two wheels with our Japan cycling trips. Discover the coast of the Noto Peninsula, feel the salty breeze rush past as you pedal along Chirihama Beach and stay in traditional Japanese accommodation with futon mattresses and tatami-mat floors. 

Considering a trip to Japan but new to Explore? We've answered some of the most-asked questions about our small group tours. 

Our most popular Japan tours

Simply Japan

Japan Discovery Trip code QJS
Best seller
14 Days From CA$5450 without flights

Highlights of Japan

Japan Discovery Trip code JPH
8 Days From CA$3870 without flights

Shogun Trail

Japan Discovery Trip code JS
Best seller
12 Days From CA$6420 without flights

Cycle Japan

Japan Cycling Trip code CJA
13 Days From CA$7040 without flights

Walk Japan - Kumano Kodo Trail

Japan Walking and Trekking Trip code WJP
12 Days From CA$6330 without flights

What to expect from the adventure travel experts

There's a reason why so many people recommend our tours.
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Unforgettable experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

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Expert local guides

Chosen for great knowledge of their country, and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.

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Small groups

Average groups of 12; solos, couples and friends, united by a desire for authentic experiences.

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Peace of mind

Choose a trip with the pace and accommodation that's right for you, we'll take care of the rest. 

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Terms & Conditions

  1. The offer applies to bookings made between 00:01 BST 13 November and 23:59 BST 3 December 2019.  
  2. We regret the discount cannot be applied retrospectively to existing bookings.  
  3. The following trip codes are eligible (selected departures):  JPH, WJP, JS, CJA.
  4. The discount has already been applied to the quoted land only price of the trip on the Explore website.
  5. The offer can be used in conjunction with Explore Loyalty Discounts.  It can also be combined with the Recommend a Friend Offer (see website for details).
  6. This offer is available to customers booking directly with Explore as well as customers booking indirectly through travel agencies, both from the UK and overseas. 
  7. The reduced price is displayed on the Explore website. There is no need to quote a discount code.
  8. The offer is subject to availability and Explore reserves the right to withdraw it.

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