Discover the Essence of Japan
If your primary interest in Japan is cultural then these trips are ideal for you. Japanese culture is multifaceted; it can mean modern culture like anime, fashion or art in Tokyo, Naoshima,…but it can also mean traditional culture like the ancient temples of Kyoto, Nara,…. Culture can also mean Japanese food from the street food of Osaka or Fukuoka to Michelin starred restaurants of Tokyo. You can also visit a Japanese sake brewery in the Fushimi area of Kyoto. These tours are ideal for travelers looking to experience all of Japan. Contact us to design your Cultural Tour in Japan.
Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is in this city that the traditional Japanese ‘high arts’ flourished. Tea ceremony, calligraphy, poetry, philosophy, or religion, Kyoto is the number one place to visit. There is so much to see and do in Kyoto that it would be impossible to explain it all here. In fact there are whole guide books dedicated to this city and even they are only scratching the surface. However Kyoto is not just about the high arts. The city is also famous for its crafts: textile, kimono, and pottery. Although there is a lot to see and do in Kyoto, even a short-time visitor can soon get an appreciation of what this ancient capital has to offer. Kyoto is the must-see destination for traditional Japan.
One of the most densely populated places and largest city in the world. Tokyo is divided into a number of large-scale downtown areas, each offering a number of interesting things to see and do. Shinjuku is widely known for its neon lights and high-rise buildings and Harajuku as a cultural haven for Tokyo’s youth. There is Ginza where shops of all the famous international brands stand side by side and Akihabara, where electronic gadget aficionados can find all the latest products on the market. Modern Art Enthusiast? We have selected the best of Tokyo for you here. Whatever you are into, Tokyo’s many sights, events, shops, and museums will make a visit to this city interesting for each traveler. If you are looking for a special meal, then let your Japan travel expert know and they will make a reservation for you.
Contact us to plan your trip and visit the most beautiful villages in Japan.
Japan still has villages that haven’t changed much for the last 200 years or so. Shirakawa-go & Ainokura located in the northwest of Gifu prefecture between Takayama and Kanazawa are two perfect examples. These quiet villages were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many of the gassho-zukuri farmhouses are now minshuku or family-run inns where you can enjoy a home-cooked meal and stay in a bit of history.
For a different style but still a great culture shock, Ine on the Northern side of Kyoto prefecture is very good choice. Visit Ine and discover its funaya. Literally meaning “boat houses”, these traditional waterfront buildings contain garages for boats on their first floors and residential space on the upper floors. Today there are 230 funaya remaining along the bay.
Rediscover Tours arranges amazing trips whether you are traveling with your family, on your honeymoon, as a couple or as a group of friends. We work with you to make sure everything is exactly as you want it.
If none of our tours match exactly what you have in mind that is OK. Just let us know what destinations you like or what kinds of sights or activities you enjoy. We will create a custom tour just for you.
A group composed of people you already know. Planning a corporate trip, an adventure for your sport club or simply for a group of friends these customizable tours are for you.
The tours featured throughout our website are intended to give you ideas for what's possible when you travel with us. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created individually by one of our specialists to match your tastes and budget.
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Our team of Japan experts have all lived in Japan for years and know its the hidden treasures. Our team is here to answer all your questions and to build your tour just the way you want it.
Jeff was born in a south suburb of Chicago named South Holland and lived in Japan for 14 years. He now lives in Commerce Township, Michigan with his wife Yoshimi, son Shota, and daughter Mina. He enjoys playing with his kids, volunteering with his daughter’s marching band, cycling and training and teaching Aikido.
Michiyo was born in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture though currently lives in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. Her main passions in life is traveling all around the world and enjoying their cultures.
Izumi has spent most of her life in the Kansai region, except for the 10 years that she enjoyed in the UK. Living abroad has made her appreciate her own culture and local beauty even more. She currently lives in Osaka with her family, including two cats and two dogs.
Great trips don't just happen; it takes expert knowledge and years of experience to create a truly memorable holiday. You can rely on Rediscover Tours to make your perfect Japanese experience. Our dedication to excellence makes the difference.
Your Japan travel expert will create your trip just for you
Your interests and travel style will be front and center when designing your tour
Accommodations will be selected based on your style and we will inform them of all your special meal and physical requirements
Your Japan expert has lived in Japan or is Japanese
They know the hidden treasures of Japan that you will love and most tourists miss
Most of our team lives in Japan giving them first hand knowledge of the latest trends and experiences for you to enjoy
Private local guides add a whole new depth to your Japanese tour
We only hire the best guides and review each trip with them insuring excellent experience
Your private guide will listen to you, show you sights of interest and will make on the fly changes to match the weather and crowds
Our office in Japan is here to assist and support you
Rediscover Tours has been organizing travel to Japan since 2000
You will arrive comfortable in the knowledge that all details are taken care of and that our Japan office is just a call away