Our excursions in Japan

Discover Japan from the inside with our excursions!

Most travellers to Japan visit Tokyo, Kyoto, then Osaka, Hiroshima, Kanazawa or Takayama, stopping around Mount Fuji on the way. The popularity of these itineraries can be explained by the notoriety of these cities, but also partly by the difficulty of getting away from them.

Limited transport, hard-to-find information, language barriers... In reality, many treasures and opportunities to experience a different Japan lie in the heart of the countryside, mountains, seashores and islands, villages and rural landscapes, but often remain inaccessible to travelers.

To help you organize your trip beyond the big cities and immerse yourself in the heart of a unique Japan, we've created these excursions, designed by our teams based in Japan, who have gone to unearth each and every one of these places!

Why go on an excursion?

A secret Japan

Explore Japan from the inside, through exceptional original destinations, selected and tested by our local teams in Japan, for unique itineraries.

Unique experience

Excursions are designed to offer a memorable immersion experience, with unique activities and accommodations, typical of the places visited, selected and tested by our teams.

Complete roadbook

A complete guidebook accompanies you throughout your trip, with detailed advice from our scouting and testing teams. 

We visited places we would have never gone to by ourselves!
— Traveler feedback, Trustpilot

Japan has no existing itineraries that travelers in search of local immersion can easily follow. These rare historical itineraries, usually spiritual hikes such as the Shikoku pilgrimage or the Kumano Kodo paths, require extensive preparation and are not accessible to everyone. The wine routes, lavender roads or Loire castle tour, which visitors simply follow in countries such as France, don't exist in Japan. It's to meet this need that Japan Experience has created its excursions, with 3 key ideas:

  • Always easily accessible from major Japanese cities
  • Easy travel with pre-booked accommodation, transport and activities
  • An escape based on a major theme (arts and crafts, gastronomy, nature...)

Adventures worth raving about: Our selection of the moment

Let yourself be inspired our excursions carefully organized by our team of Japan enthusiasts.

  • Duration : 4 days
  • Locations : Tokyo, Kawaguchiko, Gotemba, Fujinomiya
  • Duration : 4 days
  • Locations : Kagoshima
  • Duration : 5 days
  • Locations : Biwa Lake
  • Duration : 5 days
  • Locations : Kyushu
  • Duration : 6 days
  • Locations : Okinawa
  • Duration : 3 days
  • Locations : Kyushu
  • Explore the traditional art of Japanese ceramics through Kyûshû’s charming potters' villages

Our excursions in Japan: plunge into the heart of Japanese culture

From the mystical forest of Yakushima Island, the setting for Princess Mononoke, in southern Japan, to a discovery of the bucolic trains of northern Japan in Tohoku, there's a whole host of wonderful journeys and encounters in store for you.

Lasting from 2 to 7 days, these excursions can :

  • Integrate easily into your existing itinerary, with departures from major cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka.
  • Be discovered in every season, with departures all year round
  • Inspire you to build your stay around an excursion!

Whether it's cycling around Lake Biwa or the lakes of Mount Fuji for the sporty types, discovering Japanese ceramics or exploring the rich heritage of the Okinawa archipelago for the cultural enthusiasts, there's something here for everyone who loves Japan

From the daily itinerary detailed in your logbook to the booking of transport, accommodation and activities, our Japan experts, who have created your tour from A to Z, take care of everything. All you have to do is explore. Whether this is your first or tenth trip to Japan, let us guide you and surprise you with an authentic face of Japan, far from the familiar Golden Route itinerary. 

What's an excursion day like?

Let's take the example of the sublime excursion to the heart of Yakushima Island to give you a taste of what awaits you on a Japan excursion!

A heavenly road trip

Follow the itinerary suggested by your detailed road book, and admire the magnificent scenery along your road trip to exceptional places. Drive along the coast and stop off at idyllic beaches such as Nagata Maehama Beach or the Crystal Cape Coast, then plunge into the mystical Yakushima Forest and let yourself be transported into another dimension.

Our secret spots

Our local experts, who have tested the excursion, include in your roadbook recommendations for the best local restaurants, the best local experiences and their hidden discoveries. Eat flying fish, a local Yakushima specialty, at Shiosai, sit on the floor of a traditional soba stall at Matsutake, or enjoy a traditional Japanese meal while watching the sunset from your seafront accommodation.

Unique experiences

Our locally-based Japan enthusiasts create excursions to give you unforgettable experiences. Find yourself surrounded by monkeys in the heart of the Yakushima forest, recharge your batteries in a seaside onsen accessible only when the tide allows, admire 60-metre-high waterfalls, stroll with majestic Japanese shika deer... Experience a journey like no other!

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