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Favorite Japan Guide Tour

Totally Customizable,
Totally You
We offer totally customizable Japan tours that are designed by you, for you. The scope of your tour is limited only by your imagination.
A Good Friend
in the City
Think of us as an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time. Our guides are eager to put themselves in your shoes as a traveler and make the experience truly unforgettable.
Unrivaled
Value
Our fair and transparent system works so that your coin can stretch as far as possible. There are no unnecessarily high rates here. We aim to make this your favorite vacation yet.
The Know-How
You Need
Our guides' insight into Japan will always find you the best accommodations, transportation, and restaurants. All questions have answers, and we take pride in finding them.

Private Guided Tours

  • Kamakura Journey

    Kamakura strangely does not make its way into the itineraries of travelers intent on getting a good, thorough look at the Tokyo area, but we are against such th…
    • > Private Tour
    • > Eight Hours

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    adult

  • Get Out of the City

    Mt. Fuji, we believe, should be one of the centerpieces around any trip to Japan. We have prepared four different options to experience this unique mountain. Th…
    • > Private Tour
    • > Nine Hours

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    adult

  • A Nikko Affair

    Take a journey into the north with our exciting one-day tour to Nikko. It is a place known for its monumental serenity and beauty, and one that remains both dis…
    • > Sightseeing
    • > Nine Hours

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    adult

  • Tokyo Sakura Staple

    We present to you the definitive look at Tokyo for the spring. This tour brings you to some of the most famous parks and spots in the city, and is capped off wi…
    • > Private Tour
    • > Eight Hours

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    adult

  • Baby Blue Eyes

    Favorite Japan Guide Tour presents this tour to you with the convenience of private transportation, that will meet you at the front of your accommodation in Tok…
    • > Private Tour
    • > Nine Hours

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    adult

  • Samurai Town Tour

    Sakura is a historic Japanese town containing the ruins of an important Japanese castle. It is located a short 20 minutes from Narita Airport. Many historical s…
    • > Sightseeing
    • > Eight Hours

    $250-
    adult

  • Little Edo Romp

    Kurazukuri owns an astonishing variety of traditional buildings from the Edo Period. These buildings are still in use as restaurants and shops, and showcase the…
    • > Sightseeing
    • > Seven hours

    $140-
    adult

  • Koyo Autumnal Tour

    Koyo, a word that must be included in your Japanese. It translates to “autumnal foliage”, and as it is for any country with true four-climate years, the colors …
    • > Private Tour
    • > Eight Hours

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    adult

  • Sumo SkyTree

    It isn’t easy to arrange a tour that is truly great for everyone, but this is certainly one that would qualify. On this eight-hour tour through some of the most…
    • > Sightseeing
    • > Eight Hours

    $180-
    adult

  • Izu Natural

    So far from Tokyo, but an experience completely worth it, this trip down to the Izu Peninsula is an excursion unlike many others from Tokyo. This tour takes the…
    • > Private Tour
    • > Ten Hours

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    adult

One-Day Tours

  • Karuizawa One-Day Ski Tour

    Take the journey northwest out of Tokyo on this exciting one-day ski tour! Tour participants without proper gear or equipment needn't worry, as this tour includ…
    • > One-Day Tour
    • > 12 Hours

    ~$43-
    adult

  • Fujiten One-Day Ski Tour

    Perfect for the family, and perfect for picturesque views of one of the most famous mountains in the world, this one-day ski tour to Fujiten is a great choice f…
    • > One-Day Tour
    • > 12 Hours

    ~$38-
    adult

  • Fuji Vicinity Tour

    Come and experience over 1200 years of Japanese history. This tour brings you to the famous Shinto shrine Hongu Sengen, the grandest of the over 1300 shrines in…
    • > Bus Tour
    • > Twelve Hours

    $99-
    adult

Personally Customized Tours

Towering Tokyo

This is a whole-day tour that takes tour participants to Tokyo SkyTree, Tokyo Tower, and Toranomon Hills. The tour includes all admission prices, transportation…
  • > Special Tour
  • > Eight Hours

$180-
adult

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Featured Tours

Yoyogi, Meiji

Seattle without the coffee, New York without Broadway, and Tokyo without its living connection to the past. A short study on Japan’s world-affecting and storied history is in order for travelers in Tokyo, but not for the sake of education alone. Like many countries burgeoning anew, and even those settled into the role on the world stage, Japan could never be what it is today without its history. History has played a significant but terrible part in the momentum by which this eastern nation has flourished. And just as the Japanese flag showcases a pure red sun suspended in a blank air of possibility, Yoyogi and Meiji too within our physical realm are suspended elements of the foundation that underlies Japan’s successful and ongoing reach towards modernity, and the continued evolution of that modernity.

 

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The Meiji Shrine sits quietly, comfortably, intentionally, in the middle of the unending Tokyo Metropolis expansion. Inside the Japanese maples, zelkovas, camphors, and black pines of Yoyogi Park’s miniature wilderness is a patient, reverent frame of this country’s history, which is filled with triumph and tribulation alike. The shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, rarely sees an empty courtyard, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every week, and millions more during holiday seasons. As one of the premiere stops on the de facto Tour de Tokyo, it showcases the humble veneration by which citizens of Japan regard the man once called Meiji, the Great.

 

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He was born in a separated, sectarian Japan landscape, where over 250 domains made up the expanse of what later became a unified Japan. Meiji’s nearly 45-year reign represented one of the greatest transformations in world history, and is referred to by many as the “Meiji Restoration”. The young emperor oversaw many democratic reforms and helped strengthen and focus the public’s growing resistance against western powers, assuring those powers would not tread on their once coerced state so carelessly. By the time of his death in 1912, Japan was an emergent and formidable force, even on the world stage. The New York Times once wrote, while reporting on the emperor’s funeral, “Before it went old Japan; after it came new Japan.” The Meiji Shrine represents the thanksgiving of modern Japanese, and the hope that future generations will prosper likewise.

 

The shrine is reverent to many facts about the past and future, while also eagerly showcasing the neighboring skylines of modernity and silver as it retains this recollection. Even the most boisterous shouts of urbanity emanating from the south at Shibuya or north at Shinjuku do little to make their way into this pensive place. There is possibly a symbolic yet insulating force of what once was modern against what now carries the mantle. The scene from above the park displays this fact in the starkest of ways, as 133 acres of unadulterated forest suddenly appears in the center of a thriving metropolis. Shibuya and Shinjuku are both driving forces in the Tokyo economy of arts, culture, and language, and Yoyogi Park and the Meiji Shrine both silently remind their witnesses to tread bravely but carefully into the future.

 

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