InsideJapan Tours Presents Majestic Japan: A Captivating Small Group Tour Experience

InsideJapan Tours Presents Majestic Japan: A Captivating Small Group Tour Experience

Kenrokuen Kanazawa | Courtesy of InsideJapan Tours

The new itinerary highlights Japan’s more rural and lesser-known destinations, promising travelers a glimpse into the country’s stunning landscapes, warm hospitality, and fascinating culture.

Inside Japan Tours, the award-winning tour operator and leading provider of immersive travel experiences throughout Japan, is delighted to announce the launch of its latest itinerary, Majestic Japan. This unforgettable Small Group Tour to the land of the rising sun takes travelers on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through some of the destination’s most iconic cities and cultural landmarks while highlighting Japan’s rural and more off-the-beaten-path locations. Offering a range of high-end accommodations, superb meals, and a Japan insider on hand to make sure everything runs like clockwork, the new itinerary is the perfect introduction to a fascinating culture often considered impenetrable by the outside world. With a maximum group size of 12 participants, travelers can expect personalized attention and the opportunity to delve deeper into Japan's most treasured destinations, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and more.

Inside Japan TourKinosaki Onsen | Courtesy of InsideJapan Tours

Inside Japan TourAsakusa Shrine in Tokyo, Japan | Courtesy of InsideJapan Tours

Itinerary Highlights Include:

• Begin in Tokyo for the perfect blend of traditional and cutting-edge, exploring ancient temples amongst the neon high-rises with the likes of Sensoji temple and the Shibuya crossing. Your Insider tour leader will reveal the places, the culture, and the little things that make a big difference in this exciting city.
• Whereas many will head south from Tokyo, this itinerary heads west to the small city of Kanazawa, which features samurai districts, old tea houses, and Kenroku-en Garden, one of the country’s most beautiful gardens celebrated for its classic landscape designs featuring ponds and streams.
• Enjoy a unique opportunity to visit the small onsen town of Kinosaki Onsen, including a stay at a traditional ryokan, Nishimuraya Shogetsutei. This majestic place sits on a winding river and is renowned for its seven hot springs, which people visit from all over Japan. The best way to experience the town is by staying in one of the traditional ryokans, where you are spoiled with omotenashi hospitality and incredible local cuisine. Insider Tip: The best way to experience the hot spring baths is to don yukata robes and stroll from onsen to onsen, relaxing in each of the different hot spring baths at leisure – an exercise called onsen meguri.
• The tour also heads along the nearby Kyotango peninsula to meet local craftspeople, such as swordsmiths and mother-of-pearl weavers.
• In Kyoto, guests will immerse in the rich history and culture of Japan, exploring iconic sites and the city’s quieter, lesser-known areas as well. Known as the cultural heart of Japan, Kyoto will enchant travelers with its timeless beauty and rich heritage. From the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Golden Pavilion, and Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, to the serene bamboo forests of Arashiyama, Kyoto offers a glimpse into the ancient traditions of this fascinating country. In addition to Kyoto’s iconic sites, the Insider will offer a rare opportunity for travelers to meet a Maiko - a trainee Geisha. Guests will enjoy staying at the recently opened Hotel Higashiyama, which is discretely tucked away in the old streets of Higashiyama.
• Majestic Japan offers a unique opportunity to witness the majestic beauty of Mount Fuji, Japan's iconic symbol. Travelers will enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi and a cable car ride to the summit of Mount Komagatake, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
• In Hiroshima, explore the revitalized city that has risen from the ashes. Pay respects at the atmospheric Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome, before taking a ferry to the nearby island of Miyajima, famous for its floating torii gate and friendly deer that roam the streets. The island's natural beauty, friendly deer population, and tranquil atmosphere create an unforgettable experience.
• Finally, the tour ends in the vibrant city of Osaka, where you'll indulge in some of Japan's most delicious cuisine and experience the city's lively atmosphere.

Throughout the tour, travelers will enjoy superior accommodations, combining traditional ryokans with new and classic favorite hotels, delectable local cuisine, and the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will provide valuable insights into Japanese culture, history, and customs.

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Meet a Maiko - a trainee Geisha in Kyoto on Majestic Japan | Courtesy of InsideJapan Tours

Inside Japan Tours prioritizes sustainable and responsible travel, aiming to minimize the environmental impact of their tours and support local communities. Majestic Japan aligns with its commitment to providing enriching experiences while respecting Japan's cultural and natural heritage. Inside Travel Group, InsideJapan Tours parent company, recently achieved B Corp certification, joining the worldwide movement of businesses aiming to balance profits with purpose.
Majestic Japan is now open for bookings, with departures available throughout the year. For more information and to reserve a place, please visit

Rates from $9,490 USD for 14 nights. For more information on InsideJapan Tours, visit,