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Japanese culture, with its richness and depth, offers a plethora of possibilities when it comes to experiences and things to do, and it can be difficult to make a choice. 


Should I choose the traditional and authentic, or the fun and unexpected? Or both? What activities are most photogenic? What to do with children? What are the favorites of the Japan Experience team? 


In this section, we make the selection process easy for you, and take you straight to the hidden treasures and nuggets.

Our recommended activities

We've carefully selected a range of activities to help you best discover the many facets of Japan and the local culture. 

Let yourself be immersed in an evening tour through Shinjuku in Tokyo and see where the local people go, or embark on a day of discovery along the tea route in Kyoto. 

Become a sushi chef during a workshop in Kanazawa or learn the art of Bento in Kyoto, activities guaranteed to be great experiences for any lover of Japanese food. 

Or perhaps you'd prefer a complete discovery of Kyoto from top to bottom? or explore the infamous Fushimi Inari Shrine at dawn when the other tourists are still having their breakfast. 

  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : Tokyo
  • Duration : 8 hour
  • Location : Kyoto
  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Location : Kanazawa
  • Duration : 3 hour
  • Location : Kyoto
  • Duration : 8 hour
  • Location : Kyoto
  • Duration : 3 hour
  • Location : Kyoto
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : Chuo City
  • Duration : 8 hour
  • Location : Ome

 

Our most popular activities

If you're not sure where to start for your dive into Japanese culture, take a look at and book one of our most popular activities for the best way to enjoy your visit!

For thrill-seekers looking to experience a day of fun and leisure, Universal Studio Japan in Osaka is a must. In Tokyo, immerse yourself and tour the future at TeamLab Planets, one of the best art experiences in Japan or indulge in the timeless magic of Tokyo Disney Sea and Tokyo Disneyland. For an authentic Japanese experience, Kyoto offers a picturesque evening tour in Gion, a soothing tea ceremony that encapsulates the spirit of Japan, or the delicate art of making your own chopsticks. A dinner at a Yakatabune in Tokyo along with other food tour options are the best option to delight gourmets. 

Each of these bestseller activities offers a medley of unique experiences, ensuring that there's something for everyone to enjoy for your next visit to Japan, either in a private setting or with other ambitious travelers looking for adventure that day.

  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : Kyoto
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : Minato City
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : 京都市
  • Duration : 8 hour
  • Location : Osaka
  • Duration : 8 hour
  • Location : Chiyoda City
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : Shinagawa City
  • Duration : 8 hour
  • Location : Tokyo
  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Location : Kyoto

 

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If you follow us on social networks, you'll already have discovered our best addresses and tips, and you'll know that we offer fun and accessible activities for everyone. 


We do our utmost to share everything with you, and that makes your mouth water. 
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  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Location : Taito City
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : Chiyoda City
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : Chuo City
  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Location : Edogawa City
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : Tokyo
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Location : 京都市
  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Location : Shibuya City
  • Duration : 40 minute
  • Location : Taito City

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OUR EXPERTS' FAVORITES

Ama, the Pearl Divers

The word ama means "women of the sea", and in Japan refers to women who live near the coast and whose profession is to dive daily to the bottom of the sea. The tradition dates back more than 4,000 years, as evidenced by the collection of poems Man'yoshu, which mentions the female divers on the island of Okinawa.

The ama are more than just snorkelers, they are the custodians of a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Come and meet them in Toba, where the tradition of the pearl fisherwomen is still alive.

OUR EXPERTS' FAVORITES

Kanazawa Night Walk

With our exclusive night tour, you can enter the fascinating world of Kanazawa by night. When the sun sets and Kanazawa, a city steeped in history and culture, takes on a new and enchanting dimension. 

With a local guide well-versed in the stories of the present and the past, discover the secrets of this old town as you stroll through its evocative alleyways, uncovering hidden treasures and immersing yourself in its rich traditions.

 

OUR EXPERTS' FAVORITES

Samurai Experience in Kyoto

What is a better experience to have while in Japan, than becoming a samurai for a few hours. And what better environment to do it than an actual samurai residence at the heart of Kyoto. 

People come from all over the world to experience the philosophy of Bushido, the way of the warrior, by learning how to wield a real katana.