There’s more to Japan than karaoke, Hello Kitty, manga and Harajuku girls. A lot more.
Travel to Japan and you’ll soon see that it’s also home to outlandish game shows, bizarre vending machines, old-school sake breweries, and a population of faultlessly considerate people.
Oh… and there’s a whole load of ancient temples, castles and shrines, too.
Join a Geckos tour with a small crew of awesome 18-29 year olds and ride through the Japanese countryside at warp speed aboard a bullet train, visit sumo stables in Tokyo, see Geishas in Kyoto, sip sake in Kanazawa, and get amongst the legendary Osaka eating scene.
Travel in Japan is guaranteed to produce more mind-blowing moments per minute than almost anywhere else in the world. From riding the ruthlessly efficient subway system to using musical public toilets, a trip to Japan is worth it for the shock value alone.
And the sushi. All of the sushi.
What people say
Japan is such an amazing country, from robot restaurants in modern Tokyo to spotting Geisha’s in the streets of Gion, Kyoto. Such a mix of modern and ancient Japan and I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see all the sides to Japan. Loved using the bullet trains and public transport to get around instead of being stuck on a bus.
What people say
Japan - the perfect country for the young at heart. Disneyland, dressing up in kimonos, Harry Potter World, anime cafes and the most friendly people ever, can’t wait to go back!
Japan travel highlights
Worship divine felines at the Gotokuji Cat Temple
If one maneki-neko ('beckoning cat' statue) brings good luck, imagine how lucky you'll be after visiting a temple filled with 1,000 of them!
Observe a geisha taking tea in Gion
In the backstreets of Kyoto’s Gion district, immaculately dressed geishas take afternoon tea to new (well, actually pretty ancient) levels of sophistication
Get on board the sushi train in Osaka
The birthplace of conveyer-belt sashimi, Osaka is Japan’s mouth-watering food capital
Our Japan trips
Japan tour reviews
Our Japan trips score an average of 4.72 out of 5 based on 18 reviews in the last year.
Discover Japan, November 2016
This trip is a fantastic introduction to Japan with a great group of like-minded adventurers. Our leader Shizuka was the perfect host to her country and provided plenty of local experiences! One of the best experiences of my life!
Review submitted 24 Nov 2016
Discover Japan, October 2016
This is an amazing trip through Japan. Ayaka our leader was incredible, so helpful and knowledgeable. Kanazawa was a hidden gem! Definitely consider arranging a pocket wifi! This saved us for those moments we were on our own and lost!
Review submitted 23 Nov 2016