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Cosmopolitan Tokyo, cultural Kyoto and the vistas of Mt. Fuji - Prices from $1,518

Lanterns in Kyoto

Japan is a destination that truly has it all. From cosmopolitan urban centers to breathtaking natural beauty, secluded hot spring resorts to traditional fishing villages, there is something for everyone. Whether you're an adventurer looking for pristine natural beauty or a traveler looking for Zen-like tranquility and relaxation, Japan is the perfect destination.

Famous for the beauty of its seasonal transformations, a visit to Japan at any time of year is filled with wonder. In Spring enjoy the cherry blossoms and lively cherry blossom parties. In Summer experience colorful festivals and brilliant fireworks displays. Each Fall offers gorgeous autumn foliage in the countryside. In the Winter don't miss the chance to visit remote mountain hot springs and enjoy Japan's world-class slopes.

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Sample Itineraries

Browse our collection of sample trips which have been designed to inspire you. Keep in mind, we customize every trip to meet your specific travel needs and budget.

13 Day Japan Explorer - Tokyo, Japan
13 Day Japan Explorer
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Authentic Japan: Old & New - Tokyo, Japan
Authentic Japan: Old & New
Delve into Japan's history in Matsumoto and...
Custom 11 Day Japan Explorer - Tokyo, Japan
Custom 11 Day Japan Explorer
Begin your journey in Kyoto, the ancient...
Essentials of Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Essentials of Japan
This itinerary exposes you to various...
Japan Essential: Kyoto, Mt. Fuji & Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
Japan Essential: Kyoto, Mt. Fuji &...
The classic route for first-time visitors to...
Tropical Japan: The Okinawan Islands - Tokyo, Japan
Tropical Japan: The Okinawan Islands
Japan's Beaches & Unique Island Culture

Highlights of Japan

Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan

Custom Trips for Independent Travelers

Japan is the perfect destination for independent travelers. Global Basecamps offers as much or as little assistance as you need in finding the most unique destinations, booking train travel between cities, arranging the lodging of your choice, and leaving free time for you to relax and plan your own adventures. We’ll help you build a custom itinerary from scratch, including accommodation in Japan’s best hotels and ryokan in Japanese cities and towns including Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Takayama, and Izu. Feel free to book as little or as much as you like before departure and add on day trips or multi-day excursions as you please. We offer the perfect way to get the most out of Japan without sacrificing your independence while traveling.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

Custom Guided Trips

Create your own Japan vacation including guided tours, lodging in Japan's best hotels and ryokan, arranged transport and more with the help of our Japan travel specialists. Visit Tokyo, Kyoto, and everywhere in between with our custom day-by-day itineraries. We will ease your arrival and departure with pre-planned airport transfers and help you build a custom itinerary that includes the perfect amount of time in each destination based on your personal preferences. Our Japan travel experts can assist you in every step of creating a itinerary, including as many or as few guided activities and tours as you like, with your choice of geisha performances, Japanese cooking lessons, visits to Mount Fuji, or mornings spent experience the life of a sumo wrestler.
Hot springs in Akita, Japan

Luxury Japan Experiences

Whether you’re visiting Japan to experience the exquisite arts, rich history, or intriguing culture, Global Basecamps offers the most luxurious tours and lodging available. Japan tours of Kyoto, Tokyo, the Izu Peninsula and every intimate location in between are available to you via custom tours that let you explore the city and country at your own pace. Visit the most untouched, culturally rich locations in the hands of the most experienced private Japanese guides while hiking, cycling, trekking, or simply relaxing. Beautiful ryokan and unique hotels offer insight into the Japanese culture and lifestyle rarely accessible to visitors.

Destination Information

  • One of the world's most exciting cities, Tokyo offers incredible shopping, colorful and unique fashion, fascinating museums, an exciting nightlife, beautiful parks and gardens, and much more.
  • Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, contains an enthralling mix of ancient Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, Japanese gardens, and World Heritage sites, blended with all the features of modern Japan.
  • On a clear day, Hakone offers clear views of Mt. Fuji, and no matter what you'll find soothing hot springs, beautiful, lush hillsides, and a charming tourist circuit including a toy train, a gondola ride, and a cruise on Lake Ashi.
  • The former capital Nara, just outside of Kyoto, is famous for its highly unique deer park, the great Buddha, and the Todaiji Temple, which can all be included in a one-day trip.
  • The climbing season for Mt. Fuji peaks in July and August, when there is no snow and public transportation is easy and frequent. Young and old can climb Mt. Fuji, and the best time to go is at night so that your arrival on top coincides with sunrise.
  • Takayama is a traditionally preserved town in a mountainous region of Japan, and holds one of Japan’s main attractions: the Takayama festival, which takes place in Spring and Autumn.
  • The tropical islands of Okinawa are Japan's Hawaii, famous for their laid back population, healthy lifestyle, delicious food, and pristine beaches.
  • The northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido offers skiing and snowboarding in winter, unrivaled scenery in summer, and contains the amazing Shiretoko national park.
  • Perfect day trips from Tokyo, the former capitals Kamakura and Nikko offer wonderful mixes of history, culture, and natural beauty.

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Who is Global Basecamps?

Global Basecamps is a bonded, insured, and trusted travel company which creates customized experiences for independent travelers – bringing together diverse destinations and cultures, unique lodging and a spirit of adventure to create personal, memorable journeys.

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