Tours of Japan

Cathy's verdict
From ultramodern Tokyo to the temples and geisha of Kyoto, Japan is eternally fascinating. And with no single supplement on selected trips, these guided tours cover the country’s main sights and lesser-known spots, and always include a number of authentic experiences for memories that will last a lifetime.

Recommended tour operator: Wendy Wu Tours

Wendy Wu Tours says

As a self-confessed team of Japan fanatics, we are incredibly passionate about our award-winning tours.

  • expert-guided groups
  • solo-only tours
  • authentic experiences

With so much travel experience between us, we put our heads together to secure some enticing group tour itineraries and great deals for solo travellers in Japan, one of the safest countries in the world.

Solo travellers can join any of our larger escorted group tours but we have also created a wide range which are exclusively for solo travellers. You are guaranteed your own room with no supplement as well as free UK chauffeur transfers (within 50 miles of the airport), free airport lounge passes, a welcome cocktail, visa fees and all entrance fees. Our experienced ‘National Experts’ who accompany each tour are as warm, welcoming and inclusive as they are knowledgeable.

All of these tours offer dedicated solo departures as well as larger group tours with the option to pay a single supplement and 50% off your flight cost.

If time is short, A Week in Japan is the perfect introduction, taking in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Mt Fuji – and a ride on a Bullet Train. As on all our trips, we also make sure we include some uniquely Japanese experiences such as an Ancient Calligraphy class and traditional Tea Ceremony.

For an even more immersive experience, Japan Uncovered will take you on virtually the same route taken for Joanna Lumley’s Japan on ITV. It’s a rich 15-night odyssey which includes the Snow Monkeys, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Bullet Train, Mount Fuji and Hakone – with Sumo Wrestling and a visit to a wasabi farm thrown in too.

We are always careful to build in some free time for you to explore further, either with or without your fellow travellers.

Accommodation is generally in three to four-star Western-style hotels.

Find out more about our small group tours of Japan and travelling solo with Wendy Wu Tours.

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