Japan experience and award-winning expertise
Our Directors have a combined experience of over 60 years in the travel industry, meaning you can be confident that our Japan tour is of the highest standard. On top of this, they’re genuine escorted touring experts who know everything there is to know about creating the best Japan tour packages from the UK.
We are four-time winners at the prestigious British Travel Awards and have been awarded Feefo’s highest Gold Trusted rating.
All our escorted tours to Japan are fully-bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913), so you can be 100% certain that your money is secure when you book.
Japan holiday highlights
Escorted tours to Japan have many and varied highlights, and below are just some you will experience on the Distant Journeys Very Best of Japan tour:
Stay at a Ryokan
More than just a room for the night, a stay at a Ryokan is a unique Japanese experience. These traditional inns provide a great opportunity to meet with locals and are a wonderful way to connect with this unique heritage.
Majestic Mount Fuji
Fuji san, Mr Fuji as is it is affectionately known, holds a sacred place in the heart of the Japanese, whilst the iconic cone shape, makes it immediately recognisable the world over. Sometimes a little shy but when it comes out from behind the clouds it is truly mesmerising.
The Imperial city of Kyoto
The capital of Imperial Japan for over 1,000 years, Kyoto was spared from the intensive bombing of World War II that affected so many other Japanese cities and as such pockets of historic Japan linger still. Evocative geisha districts, beautiful temple gardens and an impressive collection of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, make Kyoto a must for every traveller.
Dinner with a Maiko
Instantly recognisable, incredibly gracious and trained for years to offer world class performances of singing, dancing and entertainment, nothing is more synonymous with Japan than the secretive and evocative world of the Geisha. Our dinner with a Maiko, an apprentice Geisha, will offer a truly unique Japanese experience.
Providing exceptional value while maintaining the highest standards is at the heart of everything we do.
Distant Journeys appreciate the hotels in which you stay are an integral part of your holiday enjoyment, which is why we take great care in hand-picking all the accommodation features in our tours to Japan. Location and quality are always paramount considerations, and we strive to provide the best of both.
So many unforgettable experiences included
Visit Japan with Distant Journeys, and you’ll enjoy so many amazing experiences, at no extra cost. From dinner with an apprentice Geisha, to a journey on the bullet train, they’re all included in the price of your Japan tour package.
Our Japan tour includes
- Return economy class flights with Cathay Pacific
- Airport transfers overseas
- Superior hotels, with great locations
- Daily breakfast included, worth up to £380 per person
- Several lunches and dinners sampling regional specialities
- Experienced tour managers and local guides
- Incredible excursions
- All pre-payable airport taxes
- All hotel porterage
- ATOL protection for your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
At Distant Journeys, we think we’ve found the perfect balance of freedom and flexibility that every escorted tour of Japan needs.
Where would you like to fly from?
The choice is yours. On our 19 day Very Best of Japan tour, our flights with Cathay Pacific depart from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Manchester. Alternatively, travel direct with to Tokyo with ANA from London Heathrow (supplement from £295 per person). Just pick whichever one suits you best.
What would you like to do?
On an escorted tour, we think it’s important to still have the flexibility to enjoy experiences that really interest you. And our Very Best of Japan tour has a variety of included experiences plus some free time for you to do whatever you choose.
Would you like to stay a little longer?
Why not? If you would like to extend your stay in Japan after your tour, you can! Arranging flights for you to accommodate this is all part of the service. Or why not choose to make the most of your homebound journey and extend your holiday in Hong Kong?
Would you like to treat yourself to a Special Stay?
If you’d like to push the boat out and round off your tour to Japan in a truly luxurious way, why not indulge in a Special Stay in Hong Kong? A two night stay at the ‘Grande Dame of the Far East’, the Peninsula Hotel would be a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or to mark the end of a wonderful holiday.
Book your place on our brand new Very Best of Japan escorted tour before 30 June 2020 and you can take advantage of one of two special launch offers.
To help break up your journey (and give you an opportunity to experience a fantastic city), enjoy a two-night stopover in Hong Kong on the homeward journey for the very special price of just £99 per person, based on two sharing. Your offer includes two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in the four-star Regal Hotel Kowloon, and return airport – hotel transfers. Single travellers will pay £198 for this offer.
Fly direct to Tokyo from London Heathrow with ANA, for just £219 per person. The usual supplement is £295 per person.