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Seto Inland Sea Tour

Take this journey as an invitation to discover the beauty of traditional Japan and the less touristy island of Shodoshima. Starting in Osaka and then heading to Miyajima, Hiroshima, Kurashiki,… you will appreciate the Japanese culture and spirituality. To balance sightseeing days with some good rest you will stay at a hot spring ryokan in Iya Valley. You will have 3 days and 2 nights to fully enjoy Shodoshima, the Japanese Olive Island. Finally, you will have 3 days to enjoy Kyoto, the ancient capital at your pace before returning home with great memories.

Tour Themes:
Cultural
Traditional
Rural Japan

This tour can be fully customized.
The below itinerary is an example of a Classical custom tour.
Price per person based on double occupancy for two travelers:

Classical: from US$5,720
Superior: from US$8,890
Luxury: price upon request
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Cycling and Sightseeing Tour

The journey starts in Tokyo; the seat of the Japanese government since the Edo Period (1603 to 1868). On the second day of your trip, a Private Local Guide will show you around the largest city in the world. Tokyo is a vibrant metropolis overflowing with many fascinating sights, sounds, and experiences for you to enjoy. During your trip, you may wish to visit some of the different neighborhoods like Akihabara, Shinjuku, Ginza, Harajuku, Shibuya, and the like.

Kanazawa & Takayama via Shirakawa-go

You will then head to Kanazawa by Shinkansen Bullet Train. Kanazawa presents historical attractions such as restored samurai residences and geisha districts, as well as modern museums. Kanazawa’s most popular attraction is Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s “three best landscape gardens” and by many considered the most beautiful one. The next day, after breakfast you will take a bus to Takayama via Shirakawa-go to see a well-preserved merchant street and morning market.

Hot Spring Ryokan

Then you will travel to Gero Onsen where you will stay at a Hot Spring Ryokan. Your ryokan will serve you a traditional kaiseki dinner and you will relax in their hot spring baths. Once you are completely relaxed you will head to Osaka known as the kitchen of Japan and its friendly people. To discover Japan more in-depth we invite you for a bicycle ride from the center of Osaka to Minoh and its beautiful forest where you might find wild monkeys.

Kyoto

Your next destination will be Kyoto, the imperial capital. Here you will explore the streets where the emperor and other aristocrats played and worshiped. For your second day in Kyoto, a Private Local Guide will pick you up at your hotel and show you the best sites in Kyoto. Then you will take a day trip to Nara which was the first capital of Japan. Next, you will ride bicycles around Lake Biwa near Kyoto to discover this rural area at your own pace. You will then head back to Tokyo to prepare for your flight home.

Tour Themes:
Cultural
Traditional
Cycling
Rural Japan

The price of your tour will vary depending on what you want to do, where you want to go and other details. For help estimating your budget please see
https://www.rediscovertours.com/private-tour-pricing/


Best of Kyushu

This once-in-a-lifetime tour combines the best of Kyushu giving you a chance to explore fully the island and its culture from Fukuoka down south to Amami Oshima. You will first rent a car and head to Kurokawa Onsen to relax in a ryokan (traditional inn) with a hot spring bath and a gourmet dinner. The next day you will face nature on its wildest side around Mt Aso volcano.

Then it will be time to discover the legends of Takachiho Gorge before stopping in Kumamoto and witness the reconstruction of its famous castle. Later you will head to Kagoshima where stands Sakurajima (one of Japan’s most active volcanoes). After breakfast in Kagoshima, you will visit Chiran Samurai District. This town preserved houses and gardens that are about 250 years old. Next, you will head to Ibusuki for a black-sand spa.

Amami Oshima, Rediscover Tours



After dropping off your rental car you will onboard for a 3 hours ferry ride and disembark on Yakushima Island. The subtropical island of Yakushima famous for its wildlife and cedar forests. The oldest trees are said to be over 7000 years old. Finally, the cherry on the cake: you will fly to Amami Oshima who will show you all its splendor!

Tour Themes:
Cultural
Anime
Rural Japan

This tour can be fully customized.
The below itinerary is an example of a Classical custom tour.
Price per person based on double occupancy for two travelers:

Classical: from US$5,730
Superior: from US$9,450
Luxury: price upon request
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Golden Route Japan

While walking the streets of Japan you will be amazed by the contrast between ultra-modern buildings next to traditional temples, by the kids walking around in their self-created fashion, and an elderly lady in a traditional kimono. Japan is such a mix of contradictions that it is almost impossible to get your head wrapped around it. Finally, you’ll learn to just enjoy it. These contrasts can be seen in various destinations of Japan.

Temple Enrance in Kyoto, Japan Tours, RediscoverTours.com

Tokyo is a highly polished metropolis known for its high fashion and technical gadgets. Hakone is where you will see a slower side as you enjoy a kaiseki dinner at your hot spring ryokan inn. In Hiroshima, you find peace in a city devastated by war.

On Miyajima Island, you will see the world is reborn and filled with beauty. You will then travel to Kyoto that has survived for 1200 years and is the home of Japanese traditional culture arts like tea ceremony and flower arranging. Finally, you will find yourself in Osaka known as the kitchen of Japan, and it’s down to Earth locals.



Tour Themes:
Cultural
Traditional
Modern Japan

This tour can be fully customized.
The below itinerary is an example of a Classical custom tour.
Price per person based on double occupancy for two travelers:

Classical: from US$4,900
Superior: from US$7,250
Luxury: price upon request
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Tokyo and Beyond Tour

Tokyo (Edo during the time of the Samurai), in the Kanto Region of Japan, was the center of power for the Shogun’s government during the Edo Period. Despite Tokyo’s non-stop, super-modern feel, its traditions can still be seen tucked away between the skyscrapers and amongst the people.

Nightlife in Tokyo, Japan Tours, RediscoverTours.com

The Tokyo and Beyond Tour will show you not only the modern capital of Japan but the parts of it that represent old Japan and Edo culture. Our Tokyo and Beyond Tour is an 8-day tour that will give you a chance to see Tokyo and visit the playgrounds of the Shogunates as well as modern Tokyo.

Since this is an independent tour you will not have to worry about visiting places you have no interest in or sightseeing at a pace that is not right for you.





Tour Themes:
Cultural
Family
Modern Japan

This tour can be fully customized.
The below itinerary is an example of a Classical custom tour.
Price per person based on double occupancy for two travelers:

Classical: from US$3,310
Superior: from US$5,180
Luxury: from US$8,750
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Japanese Snow Monkey Tour

You will start by exploring Japan’s capital city of Tokyo before heading north to the hot spring town of Yudanaka. During the winter in Japan snow monkeys keep warm by bathing in a natural hot spring. Their antics and cuteness have traveled the world and make a popular travel destinations. You will then head back to Tokyo where you will base your exploration of Japan with day trips to Nikko and Kamakura.

Snow Monkeys, Japan Tours, RediscoverTours.com

Tour Themes:
Cultural
Traditional
Rural Japan
Wildlife

This tour can be fully customized.
The below itinerary is an example of a Classical custom tour.
Price per person based on double occupancy for two travelers:

Classical: from US$3,490
Superior: from US$4,950
Luxury: price upon request
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Rural Discovery Tour

Our Rural Discovery Independent Tour will introduce you to rural Japan and its people while staying with a Japanese family. Of course, you will see some amazing sights but the point is to sit down and talk with Japanese people, learn how Japanese live, and experience something beyond traditional sightseeing. Our rural home-stay tour will give you stories that you will remember long after your photos have faded.

During your rural home stay opportunities are endless…

*Learn to cook traditional Japanese dishes

*Explore the village by bicycle or on foot, visit Izumo Daijingu Shrine and the Anao Temple which usually do not welcome tourists

*Experience a traditional tea ceremony, try Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement), write Japanese calligraphy, and try to play the Koto (traditional Japanese stringed instrument) with our local cultural experts and artisans

*Ride riverboats through the Honzu River Gorge, an ancient trade route to Kyoto

*Tour a local sake brewery, a tofu maker, a pottery studio, a antique shop

*Relax at the Hiyoshi Hot Springs, treat yourself to a Shiatsu massage

*Bonsai workshop

*Visit the world’s best whetstone excavation site

*Journey through rice paddies and farmlands to the historic mountain village of Miyama

This tour can be fully customized.
The below itinerary is an example of a Classical custom tour.
Price per person based on double occupancy for two travelers:

Classical: from US$2,710
Superior: from US$3,810
Luxury: price upon request
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Classical Japan Tour

You will start in Tokyo which was the seat of the military government during the Edo Period (1603 to 1868). On the second day of your tour your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and will show you Tokyo based on your interests. You will then head to Yudanaka where you will get a chance to meet Japanese monkeys in their wild habitat. Later refresh yourself and enjoy a traditional meal in a hot spring ryokan. Many of Japan’s artisans are from this area so you will travel to Kanazawa to see Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s best. Rural Japan will be your next visit as you take a day trip to Shirakawa-go filled with thatched-roof farmhouses. 

Kanazawa, Japan Tours, RediscoverTours.com


You will then head north to Takayama to see a well-preserved merchant street and morning market. For the next day you can stay in Takayama area and take a cycling tour in rural Takayama or head to Gero Onsen to stay at a hot spring ryokan.

The samurai capital was in Edo but the imperial capital remained in Kyoto, your next destination. Here you will explore the streets where the emperor and other aristocrats played and worshiped. In Kyoto we include a traditional tea ceremony and a private local guide for your second day in Kyoto. From the ancient capital, we invite you to take a day trip to Osaka, most famous for its inhabitants and local cuisine. Nara was the capital of Japan before Kyoto was founded so we also include a day trip. You will then head back to Tokyo to prepare for your flight home.

Tour Themes:
Cultural
Traditional
Modern Japan

This tour can be fully customized.
The below itinerary is an example of a Classical custom tour.
Price per person based on double occupancy for two travelers:

Classical: from US$5,540
Superior: from US$8,630
Luxury: price upon request
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Cultural Diversity Tour

Japan is a land of vast cultural diversity with ultra-modern cities, sparsely populated fishing islands, Buddhist mountain sanctuaries, feudal castles and cultural arts. Our Cultural Diversity Tour of the Kansai area will allow you to experience Japan unlike any other tour. Since this is a private tour which includes only your friends, family, and a tour guide, you will travel at your pace and select activities you like.

Kinkakuji in Kyoto, Japan Tours, RediscoverTours.com

Tour Guidance:

The tour combines the comfort of an organized tour while still offering you the freedom to explore the region by yourself. Your journey starts in Osaka, the modern city also called the Cuisine of Japan. Then in less than 2 hours, by train and cable car you will reach a complete different world where you will witness the spirituality and Shingon Buddhism of Japan. In Kameoka you will discover the rural side of Japan staying at a home stay. This will give you a unique chance to meet Japanese people.

On day 5 & 6 in rural Kyoto and in Kyoto on day 8, you will be escorted by our local liaisons. Fluent English-speakers and experts in their field, they will be glad to give you an insight into the local history, people and they will give customize your visits based on your interests. To conclude your tour you will take a day trip to Nara, the ancient capital which offers plenty of picturesque sights before you return home with memories you will keep for the rest of your life.

Tour Themes:
Cultural
Traditional

This tour can be fully customized.
The below itinerary is an example of a Classical custom tour.
Price per person based on double occupancy for two travelers:

Classical: from US$3,580
Superior: from US$4,690
Luxury: price upon request
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Discover Hokkaido Tour

Hokkaido is the most northern and second largest of Japan’s four main islands. Your tour will start in Sapporo and will you around this mostly unspoiled land. Your first stop will be at Furano where in summer rolling lavender fields forms a picturesque scenery. Next you will head to Abashiri on the northern coast of the island and stay at a hot spring ryokan inn where you will appreciate a delicious dinner.

Biei Deep Hokkaido - Furano - Biei


In the winter this area is known for the ice flows which you can cruise through. You will then head inland to Kawayu Onsen and Lake Kussharo located in Akan Nation Park to enjoy nature. You then head south a quaint town called Kurshiro on the eastern coast. This town is famous for wildlife especially in Kushiro Shitsugen National Park. You will finally head back to Sapporo.

Tour Themes:
Family
Food & Spirits
Wildlife
Rural Japan

The price of your tour will vary depending on what you want to do, where you want to go and other details. For help estimating your budget please see
https://www.rediscovertours.com/private-tour-pricing/