Japan Tours

Japan Tours

Welcome to Japan Links Travel where we help you discover the must-see, iconic sights and hidden haunts of this fascinating country. We successfully deliver small group tours and tailor-made journeys to Japan, enabling you to explore the country’s diverse, natural and cultural heritage. Japan is a country unlike that of any other in the world. Embracing the future and preserving the past makes Japan a fascinating country to visit. All tour prices shown are land only. Please contact us for your preferred departure airport, flight times and prices.

Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima
Group Tour

Essential Japan

9 Days
£2899
The Essential Japan tour is perfect for the first time traveller to Japan who is looking to sample this thrilling destination.
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Osaka Castle
Group Tour

Wonders of Japan

13 Days
£3899
Departing in May and October, this 13 day tour combines vibrant and cultural cities with sedate mountain towns surrounded by nature.
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Cherry Blossom And Mount Fuji
Group Tour

Cherry Blossom Tour

13 Days
£4199
A 13 day tour that explores the very best of Japan’s cultural and natural locations, takes place during the popular cherry blossom season.
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Kinkakuji Temple (The Golden Pavilion), Kyoto
Group Tour

Japan's Golden Route

10 Days
£3099
As its name suggests, Japan’s Golden Route visits a range of destinations from the exciting, bustling capital city of Tokyo, the astoundingly scenic historical capital of Kyoto and Japan’s most recognised city, Hiroshima.
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Group Tour

China and Japan

15 Days
£3596
An incredible twin-centre tour that takes you from the Great Wall of China - to the breathtaking views of Mount Fuji. Experience the cultures and traditions of two nations that boast fascinating history.
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06 Dec 2011, Kaohsiung, Taiwan --- Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Lotus pond, Dragon and Tiger Tower Temple with view of bridge leading to Spring and Autumn pagodas and statue of Syuan Tian Emperor in background --- Image by © Jane Sweeney/JAI/Corbis
Group Tour

Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong

15 Days
£3699
A memorable triple-centre tour, incorporating Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
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Group Tour

Grand Japan and South Korea

20 Days
£5497
Discover Japan and South Korea, two countries that embrace the future and preserve the past.
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Imperial Palace and Moat, Tokyo
Self-Guided Tour

Classic Japan

9 Days
£2300
Discover the culture and landscape this amazing country has to offer with our 9 day Classic Japan tour.
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South korea
Self-Guided Tour

Japan and South Korea

10 Days
£2895
Visit the essential locations on this twin-centre tour to Japan and South Korea. It encompasses the modern cities of Tokyo and Seoul as well as historical sites and scenic locations including Mount Fuji.
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Rice Farm Shirakawago, Japan - 350270264
Self-Guided Tour

Hokuriku Tour

11 Days
£2997
The Hokuriku Shinkansen line will run from Tokyo through mountains of some 3,000 metres, carrying passengers to the fascinating cities of the Japan Seaside of the Country in the blink of an eye.
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Meiji Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo
Self-Guided Tour

Japan Heritage

15 Days
£3699
Explore Japan’s classic sights, starting in the exciting capital city of Tokyo, famous for its fresh sushi.
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Beach Lagoon Okinawa
Self-Guided Tour

North and South Japan

15 Days
£3899
Journey through Japan’s northern, central and southern regions, starting in the northernmost and least developed of Japan’s main islands, Hokkaido.
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Self Drive
Self-Guided Tour

Self-drive Holiday

15 Days
£2995
Hiring a car to get around Japan is a fantastic way to explore the country, especially as driving is on the left.
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Three geishas walking on a street of Gion, Kyoto
Self-Guided Tour

Great Trail of Japan

17 Days
£4599
Journey through Japan, taking in some of the best scenic locations.
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tokyo 2

Includes:

• Return airport transfers
• 3 nights standard accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Half Day Tokyo City Tour
• English speaking guide on arrival

Tailor-Made Journeys

Tokyo

4 Days £499
Day 1 Tokyo (B)
Arrive Narita or Haneda International Airport, Tokyo, transfer to the Shiba Park Hotel by shuttle bus. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Tokyo Morning Tour (B)
Today you will be joining Tokyo Morning Tour with an English speaking guide. Visit Tokyo Tower, enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo’s most famous Shinto shrine nestled in a peaceful, picturesque area in Shibuya. Imperial Palace Plaza, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street in Asakusa. Drive through Ueno and Akihabara. Afternoon is at leisure.
Day 3 Tokyo (B)
Day at leisure to explore Tokyo. Optional day tours to Nikko UNESCO World Heritage site or Mt. Fuji & Hakone.
Day 4 Depart (B)
Day at leisure until your transfer to the airport by shuttle bus for your onward journey.
Osaka

Includes:

• 2 nights standard accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers
• English speaking guide on arrival

Tailor-Made Journeys

Osaka

3 Days £459
Day 1 Osaka (B)
Arrive Kansai airport, Osaka, transfer to the Hotel Elsereine by shuttle bus. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Osaka (B)
Day at leisure to explore Osaka. Suggest tours include Osaka Afternoon Walking tour visiting Osaka’s famous sightseeing spots, and Osaka Bay Area Half Day Tour which includes time at Kaiyukan – one of the world’s best aquariums.
Day 3 Depart (B)
Day at leisure until your transfer to the airport by shuttle bus for your onward journey.
Hiroshima and Miyajima

Includes:

• English speaking guide on arrival
• 2 nights standard accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Full Day Hiroshima And Miyajima Tour
• Lunch on Day 2

Tailor-Made Journeys

Hiroshima and Miyajima

3 Days £650
Day 1 Hiroshima
Take the Bullet train from Kyoto or Osaka to Hiroshima. Check-in to the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Full Day tour (BL)
This full day tour will visit the popular World Heritage site Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace and Memorial Park.
Day 3 Depart (B)
Take the Bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto or Osaka.
Kyoto

Includes:

• Return airport transfers
• 3 nights standard accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Full Day Kyoto City Tour
• English speaking guide on arrival

Tailor-Made Journeys

Kyoto

4 Days £750
Day 1
Arrive Kansai airport, Osaka, transfer to the New Miyako Hotel by shuttle bus. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Kyoto 1 Day Tour (BL)
Today, after breakfast, you will be joining Kyoto 1-day Tour with an English speaking guide. Visit Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace (or Kitano-tenmangu Shrine). After Japanese/Western Buffet lunch, visit Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple and enjoy a stroll and visit souvenir shops towards Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which has a main hall on a steep slope with a wooden platform supported by pillars, from which a panoramic view of Kyoto can be enjoyed.
Day 3 Kyoto (B)
Day at leisure to explore Kyoto. Suggested tours include Real Kyoto Back Street Guided Cycling Tour, Kyoto Maiko Dinner, Gion Kimono Tour, Tea Ceremony & Ginkau-ji Temple Walking Tour, Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour.
Day 4 Depart (B)
Day at leisure until your transfer to the airport by shuttle bus for your onward journey.
Hokkaido

Includes:

• Return airport transfers
• English speaking guide on arrival
• 3 nights standard accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Full Day Sapporo City tour
• Full Day Otaru tour

Tailor-Made Journeys

Hokkaido

4 Days £499
Day 1 Sapporo
Arrive Shin-Chitose airport, Sapporo, transfer to the JR Tower Hotel by shuttle bus. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Full Day City Tour (B)
Enjoy a full day city tour in Sapporo including visits to Historical Museum of Hokkaido, Historical Village of Hokkaido,Hitsujigaoka Observatory Hill and Sapporo Beer Museum. Tour finishes at downtown Sapporo where you can enjoy free time before making your way back to your hotel.
Day 3 Full Day Otaru Tour (B)
Free day for leisure. Optional tour: Enjoy a full day tour to Otaru where you will visit Orchards in Niki, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Shukutsu Panorama Scenic Observatory and Otaru Canal. Tour finishes in downtown Sapporo where you can spend time at your leisure before making your way back to the hotel.
Day 4 Depart (B)
Day at leisure until your transfer to the airport by shuttle bus for your onward journey.
Okinawa 2

Includes:

• Return airport transfers
• English speaking guide on arrival
• 3 nights standard accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Half Day South Island Tour or Kerama snorkelling cruise

Tailor-Made Journeys

Okinawa

4 Days £799
Day 1 Fly to Okinawa
Arrive Naha Airport, Okinawa, where you will be met and transferred to the Rizzan Sea Park Hotel Tancha Bay by shuttle bus. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Kerama Snorkeling Cruise. (B)
Enjoy Kerama Snorkelling Cruise. The Kerama Islands consist of over 20 islands 30km west of Naha City. Enjoy snorkeling in clear blue waters at this world famous coral site. Optional tours of the main island also available.
Day 3 Okinawa (B)
Day at leisure to relax by the beach and enjoy hotel facilities.
Day 4 Depart (B)
Day at leisure until your transfer to the airport by shuttle bus.
Zenkoji and SNow MOnkeys

Includes:

• English speaking guide on arrival
• 1 night temple lodging
• 1 night Japanese room at ryokan
• Daily breakfast
• Lunch on day 1, Dinner on day1 and 2.
• Bullet train Tokyo – Nagano – Tokyo

Tailor-Made Journeys

Zenkoji and Snow Monkeys

3 Days £699
Day 1 Zenkoji Temple (LD)
In the morning take the Bullet train from Tokyo to Nagano (1 hour 40 mins). Upon arrival you will be met by English Speaking Guide. You will take the local bus to Togakushi (50 mins). Visit the Soba Museum, try “Soba Uchi “ (making Japanese buckwheat noodles) and enjoy Soba lunch. Later visit Togakushi Shrine followed by transfer to Nagano. Local bus to Zenkoji Temple which was founded in the 7th century. Stay at one of 30 temple lodges and experience Monk’s dinner, Shojin-ryori. Shojin-ryori is Buddhist cuisine or Japanese vegetarian dishes.
Day 2 Issano Komichi Biyu No Yado (BD)
Visit Zenkoji Temple with an English speaking assistant. Local train to Obuse (30mins), sightseeing of the small town known as “a little Kyoto”. The assistant will help you to board a local train to Yudanaka. Upon arrival, free shuttle bus to your accommodation, located a 2 min drive from the station. Stay at Issano Komichi Biyu No Yado tonight. This is a ryokan, traditional Japanese accommodation, with Onsen, or Hot spring. Japanese dinner will be served.
Day 3 Snow Monkeys (B)
Visit “Snow Monkey Park (Yaen Koen)” by free transfer service of your accommodation (25mins). Local train to Nagano and bullet train to return to Tokyo (1hour 50mins). In the morning take the local train to Nagano and then Bullet train to Tokyo.
Hakuba

Includes:

• 4 nights superior accommodation
• English speaking guides and assistants
• Meals as specified (B=Breakfast)
• 3 day Hakuba Happo-one ski pass (08:00-16:00)
• 3 day ski, ski boots and stock set
• Bullet train Tokyo – Hakuba – Tokyo

Tailor-Made Journeys

Hakuba

5 Days £1099
The winter sports hub of Hakuba, an area that played host to 1998 Winter Olympics, is a highland resort, stretching out from the foot of the Hakuba-Sanzan Mountains (Hakuba’s three mountains) in northwestern Nagano. Hakuba Valley is renowned for its snow quality which is dry, deep and consistent powder. It encompasses a huge variety of terrain from tree runs, guided off-piste tours and courses, Terrain Park, banks and double black diamond runs with challenging steep verticals. Hakuba village offers a lively après-ski scene and hot springs.
Day 1 Hakuba (B)
You will leave Tokyo for Hakuba. Make your own way to Shinjuku Station. Take Limited Express Train AZUSA for Hakuba. Upon arrival, take the free shuttle bus to Hakuba Tokyu Hotel.
Days 2-4 Hakuba Ski Resort (B)
Enjoy skiing and Onsen, or Hot spring, at Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort.
Day 5 Depart (B)
Today you will leave Hakuba. Take the shuttle bus to Hakuba Station for your journey back to Tokyo or onwards to Kyoto.