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Live one of the below 8 unique Japan cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like small ship cruises, village visits, cruises, cultural, and luxury and cost from $6,180 for experiences of 8 to 20 days. Tell us about your ideal Japan cultural trip and our Japan experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Matsue Castle
$9,175
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Eternal Japan and South Korea: A Voyage from Tokyo to Kobe

Tokyo - Kobe - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Discover the Pagoda of Rurikoji
  • Visit the Haeinsa Temple
  • Explore the town of Matsue
  • Marvel through Koraku-en
  • Visit the 'Museum Without Walls'
Starts / Ends:
Tokyo / Kobe
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 12-day tour, explore Japan's unique heritage, culture, and stunning natural landscapes aboard the Heritage Adventurer, the perfect vessel for a voyage through the 'Land of the Rising Sun'. Visit ancient castles, serene gardens, and opulent temples and shrines in Matsue, Hagi, …
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Evening lights over the Otaru canals
$11,870
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Expedition on the Kitamae Route

Otaru, Hokkaido - Osaka - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Learn about Kitamae route
  • Enjoy local seafood specialties
  • Sail to the small island of Sado
  • Discover spectacular view of Busan
Starts / Ends:
Otaru / Osaka
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Empire of the Rising Sun, its numerous customs, and iconic landmarks. From Otaru, go on a brand-new 12-day trip in the footsteps of Japanese merchants using the Kitamae maritime route to Osaka in the mid-18th century. Visit the island of Honshu's north coast, notably the lovely …
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Evening lights over the Otaru canals
$9,430
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Expedition to the Kitamae route

Otaru, Hokkaido - Osaka - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover local arts of Wajima
  • Enjoy local cuisine and seafood
  • Experience Japan's rich culture
  • Discover spectacular view of Busan
Starts / Ends:
Otaru / Osaka
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Empire of the Rising Sun, its numerous customs, and iconic landmarks. From Otaru, go on a brand-new 12-day trip in the footsteps of Japanese merchants using the Kitamae maritime route to Osaka in the mid-18th century. Visit the island of Honshu's north coast, notably the lovely …
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$6,180
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Japanese Subtropical Islands

Naha, Okinawa - Keelung - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore Keelung's beaches and cliff
  • Tour Okinawa's distillery
  • See Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park
  • Snorkel Zamami Island's reefs
Starts / Ends:
Naha / Keelung
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the tropical islands in southern Japan on this 8-day cruise aboard Le Jacques Cartier from the island of Naha to Taiwan.Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this pristine island ofZamami. Experience the amazing rock formations at Keelung. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Ishigaki. Go back to …
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$6,180
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Japanese Subtropical Islands

Keelung (Chilung) - Kobe - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore Keelung's beaches and cliff
  • Tour Okinawa's distillery
  • See Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park
  • Snorkel Zamami Island's reefs
Starts / Ends:
Keelung / Kobe
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the tropical islands in southern Japan on this 8-day cruise aboard Le Jacques Cartier from Taiwan to Kobe.¬†Experience the amazing rock formations at Keelung. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Ishigaki. Go back to pre-industrial Japan and experience rural community living in Taketomijima. …
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Sunset over Nagasaki
$26,670
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Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Enjoy castles and samurai district
  • Discover ancient ruins of Gyeongju
  • Visit Matsue's art museum
  • See Naoshima, the art-filled island
  • Tour three Japanese gardens
Starts / Ends:
Japan / Japan
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Step back in time on a 15-day voyage into Japan’s riveting history, from the elegant shrines and merchant districts of the Meiji era in Tokyo to the poignant sites of World War II in Hiroshima to historic castle towns of the Edo period in Kobe. As you trace the shores of Honshu and the …
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Bears at Shiretoko National Park, located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido, Japan.
$28,850
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A Journey from Nome to Tokyo: Ring of Fire to Ainu Culture

20 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • See Pribilof Islands
  • Experience untamed Baby Islands
  • Hunt with the Aleuts
  • See Pacific Ring of Fire's wildlife
  • Tour Shitsugen National Park
  • See mirror-like lakes
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / United States
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire from Alaska to Japan. Explore the untamed islands of the Bering Sea and marvel at the millions of seabirds, northern fur seals, and bears in the Pribilof and Aleutian Islands. Watch towering volcanic cones on the rugged shores of Hokkaido, home to more …
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial
$8,990
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The Best of Japan - Osaka to Maizuru

Osaka to Maizuru - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Walk through Kurashiki
  • Visit Uwajima Castle
  • Admire Kyushu Island
  • Experience Nagasaki's heritage
Starts / Ends:
Osaka / Maizuru
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover theLand of the Rising Sun, where the history of the samurai and the daintiness of the geishas exist side by side. Board Le Soleal in Osaka for a9-day cruise to the heart of Japan. FromTamano, discover the unique architecture of the historic city ofKurashiki, which was an essential port in …
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