Nozawa Onsen is not just a ski resort, but a small rural town, in the Japan Alps a few hours north-west of Tokyo. It combines traditional Japanese village life with an abundance of 100% natural, high-quality powder snow that lasts well into early May.
Mt. Kenashi (1,650m) is the focus of the snow action at Nozawa Onsen Ski […]
Furano is one of Japan’s most famous ski resorts, although it is little-known outside of Japan. Located in the middle of Hokkaido, Furano benefits from Siberian storm systems that pass over the Sea of Japan and then dump the lightest and driest snow in all of Hokkaido – and 9 meters of it each season.
Niseko, in Hokkaido, is Japan’s ultimate ski resort, popular with foreign skiers and snowboarders. As well as long ski runs, great powder and many after-ski spots, Niseko also has off-trail skiing, which is unusual among resorts in Japan. Niseko has three main resort areas: Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Annupuri, all around the central mountain […]
Hakuba is in Nagano Prefecture, in the Japan Alps on mainland Tokyo within relatively easy reach of Tokyo. The JR Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet train) takes just 1hr 40mins from Tokyo to Nagano, connecting with a 1-hour bus service to Hakuba. The town hosted several competitions during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics – and in addition […]
With its reliable falls of powder snow December – March, Japan offers great opportunities for skiing and snowboarding. Equipment hire is readily available in the resorts, and hotels in certain areas have hot spring bathing facilities too. Why not include a few days winter sports in your trip to Japan, or plan a longer stay […]
See Japan now with our Tokyo Dream 7 day package! Experience an authentic Japanese maid café, explore the Studio Ghibli Museum, and pick up some anime and manga merchandise. Discover and immerse yourself in the vibrant night colours of Tokyo’s entertainment districts, and spend your last night in one of Japan’s unique capsule hotels!
Experience the Yaeyama Islands as an extension to your Japan trip.
Located between Japan and Taiwan, the Yaeyama Islands are ideal for those who wish to experience ‘untouched’ Okinawa that has a different feel from the main island. These subtropical islands are famous for their sandy beaches and fantastic diving and snorkeling spots with rich, beautiful […]
Why not visit Okinawa as an extension of your Japan trip? This self-guided tour allows you to experience the attractions of the main island of Okinawa as well as the smaller and scenic Kerama Islands.
As a separate kingdom for centuries, this group of islands off the southern tip of mainland Japan developed a unique collection […]
See the places which inspired anime film director Hayao Miyazaki to create his stunning artwork and scenery for the Studio Ghibli anime productions such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. On this self-guided tour, explore the world of Studio Ghibli, and take time in Tokyo to explore and visit the specialist shops for anime-related merchandise. […]
Experience the tradition of the Kumano Kodo – the pilgrims’ path to the Kumano Shrine through the woods and hills of the Kii Peninsula, south of Kyoto.
For over 1,000 years, people from all levels of society, including retired emperors and aristocrats, have made the arduous pilgrimage to Kumano. These pilgrims used a network of […]
This extension tour package, which starts and ends in Fukuoka, is ideal for exploring Kyushu at your own pace. Hiring a car is an great way to explore this southern island of Kyushu: the roads are quiet, and the freedom of having a car allows you to linger where you wish – our itinerary is […]
Appreciate the natural beauty of southern Kyushu, including the World Heritage site of Yakushima Island.
About 2.5 hrs by high-speed hydrofoil from mainland Kyushu, Yakushima is an island wilderness where the unique woodland environment remains unspoilt. One of Japan’s World Heritage sites, the island is covered with lush green forests, which includes many Yaku cedars […]
Return flights to Tokyo, 3 nights accommodation and a ticket for the Studio Ghibli Museum is a great way to start discovering Japan!
There are many family-friendly attractions in Japan, and the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo is one of the best, transporting you into the world of animated film maker Hayao Miyazaki.
Rooms on several floors […]
Honshu is the largest island of Japan, and the country-wide Japan Rail Pass allows you to explore all the cities and regions at your own pace.
Our itinerary suggestion includes travelling down from Tokyo using the newly-opened HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN line to Kanazawa and on to the historic city of Kyoto. The package includes the 7-day […]
Relaxing in a bath of natural hot spring water is part of the Japanese way of relaxation and health. See bustling Tokyo and the quieter, country spa resorts of Hakone and Kinosaki, and experience this essential part of Japanese culture.
Highlights of this tour suggestion include:
Oedo Onsen Monogatari
Located in the Odaiba district of Tokyo, this hot […]
Japan offers great possibilities for a honeymoon. JTB the Japan specialists can help you tailor-make it.
Why not combine the bustle and bright lights of Tokyo, culture and impressive temples in Kyoto and other traditional towns, hot spring baths, and the relaxing beaches of the southern islands of Okinawa.
With our experience of Japan, we have a […]
Shikoku is the smallest and least populated of the four main islands of Japan. Here the pace of life is slower: using the Japan Rail Pass to explore the smaller towns and hilly landscapes of Shikoku you can get closer to the real Japan.
Shikoku is famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage of temples associated with the […]
Hokkaido is Japan’s northern island. Low humidity makes the summers pleasant, while in winter the amount of high-quality powder snow makes it a great destination for winter sports. The JR Hokkaido Rail Pass is a great way to travel around the island.
Hokkaido has areas of great natural beauty: Daisetsu-zan National Park; the secluded Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula; […]
Return flights to Tokyo, 3 nights accommodation and an excursion to a Sumo tournament in Tokyo is a great way of starting to discover Japan! The Sumo tournament takes place three times a year in Tokyo: time your departure to coincide with these periods.
Use this “starter pack” to create your own Japan experience by adding […]
Joining or leaving a cruise in Japan? Many cruises start or end at the major ports of Yokohama, Tokyo, or Kobe. We can provide anything from a few nights in Tokyo before your cruise and a transfer to the main port of Yokohama, to a longer tour in Japan after your cruise has finished.