Japan Tours

From piercing skyscrapers to tree-lined temples,
Japan is a cutting-edge destination with a serene, traditional heart.

We Create Unforgettable Custom Private Tours

Vast, varied and vibrant, Asia is a mighty backyard. Yet it is one that our team of local Travel Experts know intimately. They live, love and breathe Asia and are passionate about sharing their wisdom with first-time and repeat visitors. Like trusted friends armed with encyclopedic knowledge, we're excited to be guiding you around our wonderful patch. Whether its taking you to the perfect sunrise spot at Angkor or steering you towards spectacular beaches, mountains and cultural wonders, we've got your back. So come on, let us show you around our Backyard.

All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary.
Please send us your requirements or set up a call with us and we'll make your dream holiday come true.

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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 tailormade Japan tour 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. Backyard Travel offers custom private tours of Japan for every interest and travel plan. Our private itineraries include everything from tours of 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 tailor-made Japan holiday, customized for you.


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Excellent from start to finish!

Excellent, thorough, with follow-up and every detail taken care of, as arranged

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Amazing family vacation to Japan

Service rating : Our trip to Japan was our fourth with Backyard Travel and we have...

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Great experience

I was very pleased by the service from BT and the expert knowledge of our travel...

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They Recommend Our Japan 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 Travel Specialists

Our Japan team is ready to help you plan your tailor-made Japan tour. 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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Sights & Experiences

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Top 20 places in Asia for your Christmas holidays

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