Japan Group Trip


Immerse in Japanese culture from major attractions to hidden gems surrounded by Winter and Spring delights

Japan has always been a popular tourist destination for travellers for its great blend of culture, tradition, and modernity. There are many things that make Japan an ideal tourist destination, including its beautiful nature, historical sites, food & drink and more.

No matter if you’re new to Japan, a regular visitor or a resident of Japan, there’s always something new to explore in this ever-changing country. Perfect for solo travellers, couples, friends or family, joining an experience is a great way to dive into Japan.

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โ˜€๏ธ 7 days 6 nights

๐Ÿ“… February 24th-March 1st, 2024

ย ๐Ÿ‘ฏ Luxury small group of
8-15 guests

๐Ÿค“ Accompanied by Local Experts & Transportation

๐Ÿคฉ Countless New Experiences!

10-day Japan Itinerary Day 1_ Tokyo (2)
7-day Japan Itinerary Niikurayama Sengen Park

Spend this Feb in Japan!

You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in diverse experiences, including exploring vibrant city centers, indulging in delicious local cuisine, discovering traditional temples and shrines, witnessing breathtaking natural beauty, shopping in famous districts, and even enjoying a relaxing spa and hot spring experience.

Overall, this tour aims to showcase the rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty, and vibrant city life of Japan, providing a well-rounded experience for travelers interested in experiencing the country’s unique blend of tradition and modernity.

Japan Group Trip Fall 2023


๐Ÿ  Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, offering a wide variety of fresh seafood, local produce, and Japanese culinary delights.

โ›ฉ Explore the historic charm of Asakusa with its iconic Senso-ji Temple and vibrant Nakamise Shopping Street.

๐ŸŒƒ Experience the energetic atmosphere of Shibuya, home to the famous Scramble Crossing and a hub of shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.

๐Ÿšถ๐ŸปImmerse in Harajuku’s vibrant youth culture, street art, and fashionable boutiques on Takeshita Street.

๐ŸŒ‡ Discover the bustling district of Shinjuku with its towering skyscrapers, vibrant nightlife, and lively entertainment options.

๐ŸŒฑ Marvel at the serene beauty of the Imperial Palace Gardens in Tokyo, with its picturesque landscapes and historical importance.

๐ŸŽฎ Explore the enchanting world of anime, manga, and gaming in Akihabara, Tokyo’s center for otaku culture.

โ›ฉ Visit the iconic Fushimi-inari Shrine in Kyoto, famous for its stunning pathway of thousands of vermilion torii gates.

๐ŸŽ‹ Experience the tranquil beauty of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, with its towering bamboo groves.

๐Ÿฒ Wander through the traditional streets of Gion in Kyoto, known for its geisha culture and charming tea houses.

๐ŸŽ† Immerse in the traditional craftsmanshipย of Japan and unique local experiences.

๐Ÿฏ Discover the historical treasures of Osaka, with its one-of-a-kind food and nightlife scene.

๐ŸฆŒ Feed friendly deer and visit ancient temples in Nara Park, including the impressive Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

๐Ÿ’ย Visit the famous snow monkeys deep in the forest of beautiful Nagano, soaking up in the onsen hotspring, surrounded by stunning winter landscape.

๐ŸŒธ Get a sneak peak into the gorgeous nature of Kawazu cherry blossoms, an early sakura breed that will take your breath away.



Where will you visit?

Tokyo: Experience the vibrant fusion of tradition and modernity in Tokyo, where ancient temples and serene gardens coexist with neon-lit streets, bustling markets, and a dazzling array of culinary delights.

Kyoto: Step into a living postcard as you explore Kyoto, a city of timeless beauty, where ancient shrines, majestic temples, and enchanting geisha culture evoke the grace and elegance of Japan’s past.

Kawaguchiko: Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Kawaguchiko, nestled in the embrace of nature, offering breathtaking views of Mount Fuji, serene lakes, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Japan’s iconic landscapes.

Nara: Transport yourself back in time in Nara, where deer roam freely and UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the majestic Todaiji Temple and its colossal Buddha, showcase the grandeur of Japan’s ancient capital.

Osaka: Get ready for a city that never fails to entertain with its vibrant street food scene, towering skyscrapers, and historic landmarks like Osaka Castle, all infused with the energetic spirit of Kansai hospitality.

Nagano: Nagano is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and is home to the famous Jigokudani Monkey Park. The park is particularly known for its hot spring-loving snow monkeys, officially called Japanese macaques, who are observed relaxing and bathing in the natural hot springs amid the region’s snowy winter backdrop.ย 

Kawazu: Kawazu is celebrated for its early blooming cherry blossoms, known as Kawazu-zakura. These vibrant pink cherry blossoms typically bloom in late February to early March, earlier than most other varieties, creating a stunning and colorful spectacle.ย 


Where will you be staying?

We understand the importance of a good night’s rest and the desire to immerse oneself in traditional Japanese hospitality.

That’s why we have carefully curated a selection of 3/4-star hotels and at least one Ryokan, ensuring a blend of modern comforts and authentic cultural experiences.

We offer two types of room options, single rooms and twin rooms. If you’d like to pay a lower fee and don’t mind sharing room with a fellow traveller, that is also an option for you!

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 0- Welcome to Japan!

You’re here, welcome to Japan!

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey filled with rich cultural experiences and breathtaking landscapes.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant cityscapes of Tokyo, explore the historic temples of Kyoto, and indulge in the tranquil cultural spots of Kanazawa and Takayama.

Get ready to savour the delectable flavours of Japanese food while embracing the warmth and hospitality of the Japanese people.

You will be welcomed at the airport and taken to the hotel to settle in. Along with the welcome dinner, get to know your fellow travel companions! Your journey starts here!

What’s included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Pack, Welcome Dinner
Stay: Tokyo hotel

Day 1- Deep Dive into Tokyo

ย From the moment you step foot in the vibrant city, you’ll be immersed in a whirlwind of sights, sounds, and flavors. Start your day visiting Tsukiji Market, where you’ll be greeted by a cornucopia of Japanese delicacies and retail treasures. Sample fresh seafood, savour local treats, and browse through the array of goods on offer.

Afterwards, hop on the Asakusa line and make your way to Asakusa, a neighborhood steeped in history and tradition. Lose yourself in the enchanting atmosphere as you explore the iconic Asakusa Temple and its surroundings. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and take in the scenic views.

As the day unfolds, head to Ueno, a district known for its rich cultural offerings. Explore the vast Ueno Park, home to a zoo, museums, and picturesque scenery. Immerse yourself in the artistic and intellectual atmosphere, browse through the shopping area, and discover the diverse attractions this neighborhood has to offer.

Concluding your day,ย make your way to Akihabara, Tokyo’s mecca for gaming, anime, and manga enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of subcultures as you visit Kanda Myojin Shrine, a shrine with a distinct anime influence.ย 

What’s included: Expert local guide, transportation, lunch at local Japanese restaurant
Stay: Tokyo hotel

Day 2- Old meets New in Western Tokyo

Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, a large shrine located in a forest park in western Tokyo dedicated to the Meiji emperor who ruled Japan in the late 19th century and the early 20th century, along with Empress Shoken.

Head on over to Harajuku, known for its youth culture, street art and fashion, here you can find many small independant boutiques, cafรฉs and restaurants. Take a scroll down Takeshita Street, a pedestrian zone which is famous for its youth culture, you can find many fashion boutiques, small cafรฉs and restaurants here.

Shibuya is one of the most vibrant city centres of Tokyo known for its iconic Scramble Crossing which is located right next to Shibuya Station and its youth culture, shopping and food and drinks. Kick off the day visiting Shibuya Sky with a view of the city, the Hachiko statue featuring the loyal Akita Dog, Shibuya Crossing, Miyashita Park, Parco on foot and discover what this vibrant area has to offer.

End your day of exploring by heading to Shinjuku, one of the most lively districts in Tokyo featuring one of the busiest train stations in the world, many large department stores as well as a popular entertainment district with small bars and restaurants.

What’s included: Expert local guide, transportation, lunch at ramen restaurant
Stay: Tokyo hotel

Day 3- Surround yourself by Snow Monkeys

Embarking on a day trip to Nagano’s Snow Monkey Park promises a captivating blend of nature and culture.

The journey begins with a visit to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, where Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, frolic in the natural hot springs against a backdrop of snow-covered landscapes.ย 

After the enchanting encounter with the snow monkeys, a short venture to the nearby town of Shibu Onsen offers a cultural immersion into Japan’s hot spring tradition.

Shibu Onsen is renowned for its historic public baths, and visitors can explore the charming streets lined with traditional ryokans and soak in the therapeutic waters of multiple public bathhouses. Each bathhouse has a distinct charm, and the town itself exudes a nostalgic ambiance, providing a tranquil escape.

To round off the day, a visit to the iconic Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano city awaits. As one of Japan’s oldest and most significant Buddhist temples, Zenko-ji offers a spiritual and architectural journey.ย 

What’s included: Expert local guide, bullet train transportation, private van, lunch at local Japanese soba restaurant
Stay: Tokyo hotel

Day 4- Get close to Nature

Prepare for a scenic escape from the bustling city as you embark on a journey to Kawazu and Kawaguchiko.

Embarking on a morning visit to Kawazu during cherry blossom season is a serene and enchanting experience. As the sun begins to rise, casting a soft glow on the landscape, the Kawazu-zakura trees burst into vibrant hues of pink along the picturesque Kawazu River. The air is filled with the delicate fragrance of cherry blossoms, creating a tranquil and contemplative atmosphere. Strolling along the riverbanks, you’ll encounter a peaceful harmony as early visitors appreciate the ephemeral beauty of these early blooming cherry blossoms, capturing a moment of serenity amid nature’s breathtaking display.

Kawaguchiko is a gateway to the majestic Mount Fuji. Begin your day with a picturesque ride, soaking in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes as you travel to Kawaguchiko Station.

Upon arrival, take a moment to explore the Kawaguchiko Station area, which offers stunning views of the iconic mountain. To fully appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Fuji, come to Arakurayama Sengen Park, a popular tourist destination. The park offers stunning views of Mount Fuji, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks. It is particularly famous for its picturesque view of Chureito Pagoda, which stands on a hilltop overlooking the city and provides a stunning backdrop of Mount Fuji.

We will visit Oshino Hakkai, a collection of eight pristine ponds known as “Oshino Eight Ponds” (Oshino Hakkai) that are fed by the waters of Mount Fuji. The ponds are revered for their crystal-clear water, which comes from snowmelt and underground springs.

At the end of the day, make our way to the bullet train station to take the shinkansen to Kyoto, where we will check into our hotel.

What’s included: Expert local guide, private van, bullet train transportation, lunch at local local hoto restaurant
Stay: Kyoto hotel

Day 5- Surround in History & Culture

The first stop is Fushimi-inari Shrine, famous for its vibrant red torii gates that create a mesmerizing pathway. Spend time exploring this iconic shrine and its serene surroundings.

Afterward, you travel to Kiyomizu-dera, a picturesque temple nestled on the side of a hill. Marvel at the stunning architecture and panoramic views of Kyoto from the temple’s elevated location. Take a stroll through the neighbouring areas of Sanneizaka and Nineizaka, known for their traditional streets and charming shops.ย 

As the day progresses, head to Maruyama Park, the oldest public park in Kyoto and a renowned cherry blossom viewing spot. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and the beauty of the cherry blossoms if they happen to be in bloom. Afterward, make your way to Yasaka Shrine, a famous shrine located in Kyoto’s Gion district, where you can immerse yourself in the traditional ambiance.

In the evening, embrace the allure of Gion, Kyoto’s geisha district. Wander through the charming streets and soak in the traditional atmosphere.

What’s included: Expert local guide, lunch at Kyoto-speciality lunch spot, Geisha dinner
Stay: Kyoto hotel

Day 6- Surround yourself with Nature in Kyoto

Wake up refreshed and ready to explore Kyoto’s treasures on day 5. Start your day with a trip to Arashiyama, known for its enchanting Bamboo Forest. Wander through the serene bamboo grove and soak in the tranquility of this natural wonder. Visit the nearby Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and admire its exquisite gardens. Cross the iconic Togetsu-kyo Bridge, offering picturesque views of the surrounding scenery.

Next, take a taxi to the Golden Pavilion Temple, officially known as Kinkaku-ji. Marvel at the stunning golden facade reflected in the tranquil pond, creating a postcard-perfect scene. Take time to absorb the serenity of the temple and explore the beautifully manicured grounds.

For lunch, savor the flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine at Sabo Kinkaku-an, a restaurant located nearby, known for its delightful offerings. Indulge in a meal that complements the serene ambiance of the surroundings.

Afterward, embark on a journey to Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its historical significance and architectural beauty. Explore the castle’s intricate design, admire the stunning gardens, and learn about its rich history. If you’re interested in hands-on experiences, consider participating in a sushi-making class or a zen meditation and tea ceremony session to deepen your understanding of Japanese culture.

What’s included: Expert local guide, private van, Entrances, lunch at local lunch spot, Tea Ceremony
Stay: Kyoto hotel

Day 7- Meet your new deer friends in Nara and savour delicious treats in Osaka

Begin your day at Nishiki Market, a lively and bustling market in Kyoto. Known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen,” it offers a wide array of fresh produce, local delicacies, and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you explore the stalls and sample delicious treats.

Afterward, you travel to Nara, a city known for its historical treasures and friendly deer. Start your Nara adventure at Nara Park, where you can interact with the friendly deer that roam freely throughout the park.ย 

Visit Todaiji, a temple housing Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statue. Marvel at the immense size and beauty of the statue, and explore the temple complex that surrounds it. Afterward, make your way to Kofuku-ji, a Buddhist temple renowned for its pagoda and museum. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Nara as you explore the temple grounds.

It’s time to venture to Osaka to explore its iconic landmarks and vibrant atmosphere. Start your day at Osaka Castle, where you can marvel at the castle tower and explore the secondary citadels, gates, turrets, and moats.ย 

As the day progresses, make your way to Namba, one of Osaka’s main citycores. Explore Shinsaibashi, a covered shopping street that connects to Amerika-mura, a district with an American motif and a hub of Osaka’s youth culture. Delight in the vibrant retail scene and explore the trendy shops that line the streets.

To conclude the day on a relaxing note, unwind at Solaniwa Onsen, a rejuvenating spa and hot spring facility. Indulge in a soothing soak and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the hot springs. Don’t forget to savor the flavors of Japanese cuisine at the on-site Japanese restaurant.

What’s included: Expert local guide, Entrances, train transportation, lunch at Osaka Teppanyaki lunch spot
Stay: Kyoto hotel

Day 8 onwards: Option to stay for longer

If you have more time to stay in Japan for longer, there are many sights you can visit either around Kyoto, further south of Japan or even back to Tokyo and discover more of the gems that the city has to offer!

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Who is this tour for?

This tour is designed for travellers who are eager to explore the rich cultural heritage, vibrant city life, and natural beauty of Japan. It is perfect for individuals, friends or couples who have a keen interest in immersing themselves in Japanese traditions, visiting iconic landmarks, and experiencing the unique blend of old and modern Japan.

Whether you are a history enthusiast, a food lover, a nature admirer, or simply curious about Japanese culture, this tour offers a comprehensive and diverse experience that caters to a wide range of interests. It is suitable for both first-time visitors to Japan and those who have already fallen in love with the country and wish to delve deeper into its fascinating attractions.

Who is this tour not for?

This tour may not be suitable for travellers that have seen all the major sights in Japan; prefer remote nature experiences; or don’t like a mix of big city and countryside.

Also, individuals with mobility limitations may find it challenging to navigate some of the tour’s itinerary, which involves visiting multiple (outdoor, rural) locations and using public transportation.

What’s included?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Accommodation at safe, clean and comfortable 3/4-star hotels

๐Ÿ‘‰ A welcome dinner with the whole group

๐Ÿ‘‰ Daily lunch

๐Ÿ‘‰ Special Geisha dinner

๐Ÿ‘‰ Public transportation such as Shinkansen, trains, subways and private coaches on certain days

๐Ÿ‘‰ Airport Pick-upย 

๐Ÿ‘‰ Fully escorted and accompanied by professional, English speaking local expert guides

๐Ÿ‘‰ Entrance fees of all listed activities, experiences and sights in the itinerary

๐Ÿ‘‰ Various Traditional Japanese Cultural Activities available

๐Ÿ‘‰ Depending on what everyone wants, we might be able to add and modify experiences, so you have the ideal trip in Japan!

Please check the following link for Flip Japan Guide Group Trip Terms and Conditions.ย 

What’s not included?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Flights from and to Japan

๐Ÿ‘‰ Other meals

๐Ÿ‘‰ Personal expenditure

๐Ÿ‘‰ Travel insurance (Compulsory)

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In a city like Tokyo that gathers so many people from all walks of life, itโ€™s incredibly fun meeting new people, and itโ€™s even more fun to explore Tokyo together with them.

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