Tours in Japan

THE 10 BEST Japan Tours & Excursions

Japan Tours

  • Traveler favorites
    Tours, activities and experiences bookable on Tripadvisor, ranked according to revenue made by Tripadvisor on those bookings, plus the number of page views by Tripadvisor users, and the quantity and quality of reviews
Product Categories
Flexible booking
Book risk-free with fully refundable, free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.
COVID-19
Price
$0 - $500 +
Duration
Languages
Filter to see tours in the language(s) you’re looking for.
Special offers
3,000+ places sorted by traveler favorites
Bus Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$495.78
per group
Public Transportation Tours
6 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$89.17
per adult
Bus Tours
7–9 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 98% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$470.81
per group
Public Transportation Tours
6 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$93.74
per adult
Private and Luxury
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 98% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$100.10
per adult
City Tours
3–8 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$147.81
per adult
Bus Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 93% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$500.00
per group
Walking Tours
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 94% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$81.32
per adult
Sports Lessons
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 99% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$107.00
per adult
Day Trips
5 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$139.01
per adult
Walking Tours
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 98% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$81.32
per adult
Public Transportation Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$107.00
per adult
Bus Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$120.49
per adult
Walking Tours
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$62.78
per adult
Night Tours
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$182.00
per adult
Public Transportation Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$71.34
per adult
Cooking Classes
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$66.08
per adult
Cooking Classes
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$92.86
per adult
Cooking Classes
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$54.93
per adult
City Tours
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 95% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$120.00
per adult
Showing results 1-30 of 3,782
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travelers are saying

  • sciteach07
    Atlanta, GA249 contributions
    Kezir took us on an amazing trip out of the city. I told him at the beginning of the day that I was hoping to see nature, and that's exactly what I got. We were SO lucky to have a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji and Kezir took his time to show us the best parts. The music on the road was something we never would have known about without him. Lunch and a cruise on the lake was perfect, and we LOVED the village of Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba. Finally, Kezir took us to an onsen, which was the only time I was able to experience this in Japan.

    I was really impressed with Kezir's knowledge of the area, his ability to prescribe the perfect combination of stops based on my vague description, and the way he went above and beyond for us all day. I highly recommend requesting him! :)
    Written July 11, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • karola J
    1 contribution
    Very good tour with a knowledgeable and funny tour guide
    Although living already 3 years in Tokyo, I learned a lot of new things
    Tour guide was fun to be with
    Written September 25, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Daniel P
    1 contribution
    excellent tour - fantastic guide, luxurious transportation, no stress at all. Perfect for a day in Tokyo
    Written September 26, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Lisa A
    4 contributions
    My daughter and I visited Kyoto for the first time and Kazuo was our tour guide. From the very beginning, Kazuo was organized and professional. He created an itinerary that took into account our favourite interests, including taking us to the Fishimi Inari Shrine, the Bamboo forest and Kinkakuji Temple. It was very humid during our trip and my daughter was recovering from an infection, so Kazuo allowed us to go at our own pace. The highlight for us was spending time in the Gion district walking on the cobblestone paths and purveying the quaint shops. I later learned that Kazuo actually went to Gion the day before in order to prepare himself for our tour the next day. Throughout our tour, Kazuo gave us fascinating details and history about the places we visited. Kazuo even contacted a matcha company I was wanting to visit and made arrangements with them to ship my order to my hotel since they are not open to the public. Kazuo is an outstanding guide! We loved Kyoto very much and would like to return again to have Kazuo show us more of Kyoto's amazing landmarks. Thank you, Kazuo
    Written September 21, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Charles B
    1 contribution
    The Tsukiji Fish Market tour was awesome! My guide, Tomo, did a great job and spoke English really well. She had an answer for every question I had. I got to try so many kinds of new food that was all so delicious. I'm definitely going to go back before my return flight to bring some food home.
    Written September 16, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • sciteach07
    Atlanta, GA249 contributions
    We arrived in Tokyo as first-time visitors to Japan on Sunday night and Yuko picked us up at our hotel on Monday morning for a tour. My 17yo daughter is very interested in the pop culture of Japan and Yuko had done her research to show us all the great spots in Harajuku. She balanced that out with a trip to Meiji-jingu shrine where we learned about more traditional Japanese culture. I wish I had Yuko with me for the rest of this trip! I highly recommend City Unscripted trips and Yuko.
    Written July 6, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • GForce
    1 contribution
    Kevin was awesome. Professional, knowledgeable, and gave us the perfect experience. Easily would’ve taken us 3 days to visit the sites on our own... and we certainly would not have had the context provided from the tour. With COVID a continuing concern, having a vehicle to transport us around instead of hopping on and off a dozen+ trains and busses, was a comforting benefit. Will use this service again when other family comes out to visit Japan in the future.
    Written April 2, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • J S
    3 contributions
    Our favorite part, by far, was our tour guide Sho! He was amazing! Very friendly, knowledgeable, speaks clear English, and a whole lotta fun!! We loved the food and the drinks - some of our favorites and some things that were new to us. Cannot recommend highly enough!
    Written September 14, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • liyanabujang
    3 contributions
    Awesome experience for samurai/katana lover. Greeted by 2 nice ladies with very fun and detailed history of the samurai, then watched an amazing katana performance accompanied by beautiful taiko, japanese drum and shakuhachi, japanese flute performance. Then they will teach the basics of cutting with katana in which I got to try cutting the rolled mats (tameshigiri). As an iaido lover, this is so much fun! Then ending the session with samurai meditation with incense and singing bowls. The house itself is a very well kept traditional house with beautiful decor and lovely garden. The samurai armors and paintings around the walls are so breathtaking. Totally love this unique experience.
    Written September 14, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Travis W
    2 contributions
    The guys were so nice and energetic and it was so fun zipping through Shinjuku! I didn't expect to go so fast and that was awesome.
    Written July 13, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Kasse
    12 contributions
    My husband, our friend and I had Takashi for a tour around the Tsukiji Fish Market where he took us to various food stalls and the wholesaler area to try various food and sushi. The quality of the food that we ate while walking around was top notch and he was able to help us navigate the different stalls, all while providing us useful context for what we were seeing. After a healthy walk we did our sushi making class with him and a sushi chef at Ganko Sushi where we made Nigiri-style sushi and cut-roll sushi. We had an amazing time. We all agreed the best part for us was how easy it was to talk to Takashi and ask him questions about what it's like to live in Japan and hear his honest opinions about things like the economy, local information, industry and cultural trends. It was really in-depth. My husband said Takashi as a tour guide felt like visiting a friend who lived in a different country who could help explain and catch you up on things while showing you around! I forgot to mention... before even starting the tour we got to take a quick stop for coffee, and he even offered to go through the rest of our itinerary and offer some advice for our trips to Kyoto and Osaka. It was an overall a very positive A+ experience for us.

    Thank you for everything Takashi!
    Written April 11, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Alina
    1 contribution
    Beautiful day exploring the area with Chris! Chris is very knowledgeable, wise and kind. He was thoughtful and thorough throughout the tour and genuinely loves to share his love and knowledge of the area. There is nothing quite like being taken to special hard to find spots by a local. He took us to very special nature spots that would have been very difficult to find ourselves. I have lots of beautiful memories and photos to remember this fun and special day! Thank you, Chris!! Follow @harmonioustravel for Japan travel inspiration.
    Written September 25, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Christopher F
    1 contribution
    Shun gave us a nice walking tour of Shibuya, introducing the group (many who were new to Japan) to Shibuya, to Japanese cuisine and showing us what typical Japanese locals go when they go out for the night. He was good at giving us insight into some of the cultural differences between the US (where he also studied) and Japan. We would have never found any of the places that he took us to as tourist so that was appreciated to see things off of the main paths. Had a good time and would recommend.
    Written September 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Xavier
    1 contribution
    We had an amazing experience with Yuko in our tour. My partner and Had a full day trip in Hiroshima. Departed from Kyoto Station at 7:20am and arrived at 9am. There we met with Yuko, and she took us first to Miyajima. We saw the Tori (under repair), the shrine and walked around. Then we had lunch and in the afternoon walked around the Peace Park and went to the Hiroshima Museum. We left at 5pm and arrived at 7pm in Kyoto.

    Yuko was amazing. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. We were able to learn a ton about not only Hiroshima, but also japanese culture and people. Highly recommend taking a guided tour, otherwise you’ll miss a bunch of context.
    Written September 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Japan Tours Information

Tours3,856
Prices From$3.05
Number of Reviews20,969
Number of Photos25,648