Extraordinary Guided Tours of Japan with Journey To The East


August 2020 Update

Our amazing team are putting the finishing touches on our 2021 Autumn Tours. These will be released in the coming weeks. If you wish to be notified of the release please feel free to contact us by phone or our contact form if you have any questions!

Japan Group Tours Specialist

All Journey to the East tours are conducted in an extra small group size (only 8 guests per tour), and our boutique travel style allows you to reach the very heart of the beautiful Japanese culture away from the crowds.

Experience a touch of luxury with the best guided trips of Japan along your choice of theme - Cherry Blossom Tours , Autumn Tours , Winter Tours , Food Tours, Garden & Art Tours and Walking Tours; each tour offers you a unique experience in Japan.

Custom Made, Japan Private Tours Specialist

All you need is a group (of two or more) and a rough idea of when you want to see Japan, and we will create a guided private holiday in Japan for you. We will even base it on any of our group tours if you like. Just tap into our experience and knowledge of Japan and you will have your best holiday ever.

Who goes on these Japan holidays?

Our travelers are from Australia, USA, UK, Canada, NZ and others. In fact, anyone who speaks English will enjoy these trips in Japan. The reviews by our guests make it easier for you to choose your very personal experience.

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Authentic Experiences

Explore Japan like a true local – discover an area on foot, eat at neighbourhood restaurants, stay in atmospheric local inns.

Extra Small Groups

Enjoy a more intimate and personalised journey through Japan with our extra small group tour format – capped at just eight people.

Special Encounters

Connect with local artisans and experts through specially arranged sessions and learn first-hand about Japan’s cultural traditions.

Culinary Focus

Food is well and truly a central focus. At each stop, we showcase an exquisite and diverse selection of culinary styles in Japan.

Friendly Local Guides

Your friendly, professionally trained guide is also a local resident, bringing inside knowledge of the places you're visiting.

Owner Operated & Local

Feel secure and comfortable knowing that your tour is directly managed by Journey to the East – we don't outsource to other operators.

Crafted Itineraries

Each season has its own magic, and our itineraries have been carefully designed to capture that magic and allow you time to enjoy it.

Well Supported

We remove every possible travel stress from your experience by ensuring you’re properly briefed and well supported.

Had a fabulous time with a great group of people. I loved the country, the culture, the people and everything about the tour – hope to do another tour with JTTE – maybe Hokkaido or Kyushu next time

Vivien Hewitt, Western Australia

 This was my first trip with JTTE and already I am looking at the program for next year thinking about another one. I liked the fact that it was a small group, the organisation was spot on and the food everywhere was outstanding.

Dee Mason – NSW Australia

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