Click click – no, it’s not the sound of you stapling your last assignment; it’s the sound of all the insane photos you’ll take in Japan!
Japan is so much more than the land of karaoke, Hello Kitty, Manga and Harajuku style.
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 to 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.
Travelling 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.
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 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.
Discover Japan, May 2016
This tour was great because you had the choice of whether you wanted to join the tour or do your own thing. The tour guide always took the group to well known and popular places which was great. You only have one day in Osaka, so I would recommend to book an extra day there. Also I would recommend to arrive in Tokyo a few days before the tour starts because there is just so much to do there and that is something I wish I had done. I found this tour pretty fast paced though, I was always finding myself trying to catch up with the tour guide while I was trying to take in my new surroundings, on one occasion this even led me to be seperated from my tour guide and group with no one noticing until dinner that evening.
Review submitted 10 Jun 2016
Discover Japan, May 2016
This is a great trip for anyone wanting to see the big cities of Japan. Japan is so easy to get around so group your subway map and your all day ticket and get out there!
Review submitted 06 Jun 2016