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Fully escorted private tours, enjoy Japan your way

If you would like to enjoy Japan with family or a small group of friends, then please inquire about organizing a fully escorted private tour. Our customized private tours of Japan are available for groups of two or more people, and can be anywhere from 3 to 21 days long. The price of a fully escorted private tour will of course vary depending on the number of people in your group and the tour’s length and itinerary, but as a basic guide a customized private tour of Japan would start from approximately US$3000 pp twin share for a 7 day tour and US$6000 pp twin share for a 14 day tour.

As with our small group tours of Japan, all of our fully escorted private tours are also meticulously planned by Akemi and Craig, and lead by Craig himself. We will take the time to talk you through all available options as we work towards creating the perfect itinerary for your group.

Alternatively, you can create your own unique itinerary and then leave all the hard work of booking hotels and scheduling to us.


Here is a sample itinerary to give you some ideas for your own unique fully escorted private tour of Japan!

14 days/13 nights
Haneda International Airport (HND) in / Kansai International Airport (KIX) out

Day 1 (T)
Arrive at Haneda International Airport (HND) by own arrangements.
Transfer to your hotel in central Tokyo (Craig will meet you at the airport and assist you with your transfer)
Free time to relax or enjoy some local sightseeing, shopping, dinner, etc.

Day 2 (Tokyo)
Full day tour of Tokyo
Ueno (Ameyayokocho Market, Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum)
Asakusa (Nakamise Shopping Street, Sensoji Temple)
Tokyo Sky Tree


Day 3 (Tokyo)
Full day tour of Tokyo
Harajuku (Takeshita Street, Omotesando Avenue)
Meiji Shrine
Shibuya (Scramble Crossing, Hachiko Statue)
Shinjuku (Kabukicho, Omoide Yokocho, Golden Gai)

Day 4 (Hakone)
Travel from Tokyo to Hakone by private vehicle
Lake Ashinoko (lake cruise)
Hakone Shrine
Hakone ropeway
Hakone Outdoor Museum

Day 5 (Kanazawa)
Travel from Hakone to Kanazawa by private vehicle and shinkansen
Half day tour of Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Gardens
Kanazawa Castle
Historic Samurai District

Day 6 (Takayama)
Travel from Kanazawa to Takayama by private vehicle stopping by Shirakawago and Gokayama villages on the way

Day 7 (Kyoto)
Half day tour of Takayama
Sanmachi-suji Old Town District, Historical Government House
Travel from Takayama to Kyoto by limited express train and shinkansen

Day 8 (Kyoto)
Full day tour of Kyoto
Nijo Castle
Nishiki Market
Fushimi Inari Shrine

Day 9 (Kyoto)
Full day tour of Kyoto
The Philosopher's Path
Gion (geisha district)
Yasaka Shrine
Kiyomizudera Temple

Day 10 (Hiroshima)
Travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima by shinkansen stopping by Himeji Castle on the way
Himeji Castle
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Park
A-bomb Dome

Day 11 (Hiroshima)
Day trip to Miyajima Island
Itsukushima Shrine
Daisho-in Temple
Mt Misen

Day 12 (Osaka)
Travel from Hiroshima to Osaka by shinkansen
Half day trip to Nara by limited express train
Todaiji Temple
Nara Park (wild deer)
Higashimuki Shopping Street

Day 13 (Osaka)
Day trip to Mt. Yoshino and Mt Koya by private vehicle
Okunoin Temple
Kongobuji Temple
Garan Temple

Day 14 (Osaka)
Free time in Osaka for last minute shopping and sightseeing
Transfer to Kansai International Airport (KIX) for your return flight

​Here is a run down on the process for fully escorted private tour inquiries:

1) Consider all available options (travelers & us)
2) Create a basic itinerary and provide a preliminary quote (us)
3) Pay a US$1000 deposit to reserve dates (travelers)

4) Create a detailed itinerary and provide a final quote (us)
5) Confirm accommodation and transportation (us)
6) Book flights (travelers)
7) Pay balance 60 days before departure (travelers)
8) Enjoy a wonderful fully escorted private tour of Japan! (travelers & Craig)

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