tour types

Please take a few moments to read through our tours and discover how to make your dream a reality.
Custom

Just let us know what destinations you like or what kinds of sights or activities you enjoy. We will create a custom tour for you.

Independent

These are preset tours that allow you to experience the best of a country with the freedom to go at your pace and visit sights that are interesting to you.

Private

Our Private Tours are designed to give you the convenience of a group tour with the freedom and privacy of independent travel.

Small Group

These tours are fully guided with set dates for up to 12 travelers.

experiences

destinations

To get an idea of where you can go when you visit Japan, please take some time to browse our destinations pages. Click on any of the links below for a short description of the destination's location, history and characteristics.

Osaka

Osaka

Osaka is the second largest city in Japan and the largest city in the Kansai area. It is one of Japan's major industrial centers and ports, and it has a long history as a trading port and commercial center. In addition, it is the home of such cultural traditions as bunraku (traditional puppet theater) and kabuki (traditional theater).

The city is most famous for its inhabitants and local cuisine. The people of Osaka are widely known for their outgoing spirit and friendliness and the local dialect has been adapted as the standard for stand-up comedians and actors. Osaka’s regional cuisine is thought to be the best in Japan. Dishes include okonomiyaki (a pancake-based dish containing vegetables, meat, and/or seafood), takoyaki (octopus dumplings) and udon (a noodle dish).

Tours that Visit Osaka:

Kyushu Hot Spring Tour

Natural hot spring baths, or onsen, are fairly common in Japan but Kyushu island is home of one of the best, Beppu.

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Rural Discovery Tour

Sit down with Japanese people, learn how Japanese live, and experience something beyond traditional sightseeing.

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Shikoku Tour

A trip to Shikoku offers a more relaxing experience, complete with beautiful natural scenery and impressive sights.

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Land of Fire Tour

Visits to grand temples and shrines will be balanced with a visit to Asuka, Japan's first permanent capital.

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Ancient Japan

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Cultural Diversity Tour

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Temples and Trails of Shikoku

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Japan's Culinary Heritage

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Village Traditions

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In the Shadow of Mountains

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Additional Resources

Bunraku from Osaka Visitor's Guide
Kabuki from Osaka Visitor's Guide
General Info about Osaka

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