Private Tours of Japan

From piercing skyscrapers to tree-lined temples,
Japan is a cutting-edge destination with a serene, traditional heart.
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We Create Unforgettable Private Tours of Japan

Backyard Travel offers custom private tours of Japan for every interest and travel plan. Our private tours and holidays include everything from Japan’s defining sights and unmissable cities to thematic excursions focusing on culture, nature, art, or cuisine. As an experienced Japan travel agency with knowledgeable, on-the-ground staff, we can design a custom private Japan holiday, tailored for you.

Hassle-free holidays

You don’t need to spend days comparing or searching for the best services. We will book everything for you and guarantee the best value for money available on your selected travel dates.

Local expertise

You will get advice and recommendations from our in-destination specialists. While other travel agents visit only once or twice a year, we are kept up to date with the latest on the ground.

You travel privately…

Our private guides are selected from our own quality standards so that you can discover and experience places unlike anyone else.

…at your own pace

We create your very own personalized itinerary from your requirements and our expert knowledge.

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Browse Our Custom Private Tours of Japan

Japan has it all. Amid bright lights, daring modern architecture, and the pulsating energy of Tokyo, you’ll find the latest in technology, art, fashion, and high cuisine. To get away from it all, try a custom private tour of Japan to the crystalline waters of Okinawa Island or take in the rejuvenating mountain air atop sacred, snow-capped Mount Fuji. For a peek into Japan’s culture, stroll through fragrant cherry blossoms and delicate pagodas in one of Kyoto’s many Shintoist temples and sanctuaries. Whatever you’re looking for, Japan is at once surprising, serene, and spectacular.


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A company's services are best described by genuine unfiltered client feedback. Reviews for Backyard Travel Tours have been compiled from genuine customer feedback in partnership with leading review service, Feefo. A closed invitation only platform, we guarantee every single review is matched to a genuine customer who has travelled through Japan with us. We currently have 131 Client Reviews of Japan, of which 97% had a good or great time with us, and we hope you will be next!

Excellent guidance in organizing an unforgettable customized travel plan!

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Great private trip around Japan for 3 weeks

Service rating : Communicated clearly and helpfully over an extended period several months before our trip...

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Let's Make Your Private Journey to Japan Happen!

All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary based on your requirements, with our own insider touch.
Please send us your inquiry or message us on Whatsapp, we will warmly help you organizing your insider journey to Japan.

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They Recommend Our Custom Japan Private Tours

NY Times - Japan - Nozawa

Jan ’14 “The Asian operator Backyard Travel offers 10-day itineraries to explore Nozawa and nearby sights like a seventh-century temple and a refuge for the area’s famed snow monkeys.”

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What’s Special about Japan?

Separated from the continental mainland by the Sea of Japan, the Japanese take pride in their strong heritage and distinct character. With a diverse landscape and a complex cosmopolitan culture, this island of samurais and sci-fi cityscapes gives you a look into the past and future of Asia.


In Japan, respect is a ritual and an obligation. The Japanese are very receptive and helpful with visitors, and service tends to be efficient and exceptional. The Japanese are also especially known for being hardworking, detailed, and punctual.


From the icy north island of Hokkaido to the tropical beaches of southern Okinawa, the islands of Japan present a surprising variety of climates — from frigid to balmy. In this volcanic island chain, altitude can also lower temperatures substantially.


Japan’s cosmopolitan cities offer everything from rustic sake bars to trendy nightclubs and a thriving live music scene. For more traditional entertainment, catch local acts like sumo wrestling and Kabuki theatre


Beyond Shinto Buddhism, origami, Rakugo storytelling, and sumo wrestling, Japan’s tremendous culture is known throughout the world. Japan, however, is also a global, cosmopolitan society, a country where edamame is served at baseball games.


Japanese is the official language of Japan and is spoken by the overwhelming majority of inhabitants. Some regional languages, such as the Ryukyuan languages and the Okinawan Japanese dialect, can be heard locally.


The millennial history of Japan stretches from warring island kingdoms and feudal samurai chieftains to 19th-century industrialization, WWII expansionism, and post-war occupation. Today Japan is one of the world’s leading economies and a center of global trade, culture, and technology.

Meet Our Japan Tour Specialists

Our Japan team is ready to help you tailor your custom Japan tour or holiday. We’re not your average Japan travel agency. We’re people who live and love Japan and can’t wait for the next opportunity to share this extraordinary country’s insider spots with new visitors.


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