Everything you need to know about guided tours of japan

Japan is a beautiful country filled with history, culture, and natural beauty. However, it can also be very confusing and overwhelming if you don’t know where to start when visiting this wonderful land. So why not let someone else do the planning for you?

Guided tours of Japan are great because they allow you to go beyond Tokyo and Kyoto without having to worry about transportation or accommodation (which is especially helpful if your Japanese language skills aren’t quite up to par yet). Plus there’s no better way to meet new people than by travelling together with them! I’ve been on guided tours many times before and have always enjoyed myself immensely—I highly recommend giving them a try!

Japanese tours are more common than you think

Japan is an amazing country with a rich and varied culture, but it can be intimidating to visit. Thankfully, there are plenty of tour companies that will help you get the most out of your trip.

If you’re used to doing everything on your own, taking guided tours might not seem like a natural choice for someone who wants to explore Japan on their own terms. However, guided tours have some big advantages for first-time visitors:

  • They provide an opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and history in a way that isn’t possible by yourself. For example, if you’re interested in traditional food or tea ceremony (called “chanoyu”), it would be difficult to learn all about these subjects without having someone explain them in detail while showing them off first-hand.
  • Guided tours also let you meet like-minded travellers who share similar interests (like photography or history). This makes travelling more fun because everyone gets along better when they’re all interested in the same things! Plus there’s less pressure than normal socializing because everyone has something they want instead of just trying out random topics until one sticks, so whether it’s photography tips from other photographers or discussing Japanese history with someone else who knows more than us–it’ll definitely lead somewhere interesting!

Some highlights go beyond Tokyo and Kyoto

If you want to get off the beaten path and see some of Japan’s natural wonders, consider a stop in one of these destinations:

  • Yamaguchi Prefecture (Hiroshima)
  • Niigata Prefecture (Niigata)
  • Kyoto, Osaka and Nara are all great places for shopping. If you want to go on a shopping spree but don’t know where to start or what stores sell the best stuff, then check out our guide on how to shop in japan.

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Experiences of a lifetime are within your reach

Experiences of a lifetime are within your reach. You can experience things you would never have thought possible, see things you never thought you would see, do things you never thought you would do and learn things that will surprise even the most seasoned traveller. The only limit is your imagination.

You’ll get to stay in off-the-beaten-path places

You’ll get to stay in off-the-beaten-path places. It’s a common misconception that if you want to see Japan, you need to go where all the tourists go. That’s not true at all! 

There are so many amazing places throughout Japan that are not overrun by tourists, and there are tour guides who know exactly where they are—and how to get there! These kinds of tours will take you on paths less travelled by other travellers so you can experience the real Japan.

A tour guide will help you find the best deals

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, it can be difficult to find the best deals on everything from flights and hotels to food. It can also be hard to navigate Tokyo on your own, since this huge city has tons of confusing streets and alleys that look similar to one another. A good tour guide will be able to help you find these great deals and make sure that you have a smooth trip.

In addition, they are experts in their field—they know all about the history of Japan and can give a lot of interesting facts about its culture. They also know all about local customs so if you want someone who knows where not just how but why certain things happen then this is what they specialize in!

The food is out of this world!

  • The food is out of this world!
  • Try new things.

One of the best things about Japan is its unique cuisine, which differs greatly from Western cuisine in many ways. Local restaurants offer a wide range of options for both lunch and dinner, with some serving traditional Japanese food and others offering more modern dishes that incorporate local ingredients into contemporary dishes. 

Many guided tours include a visit to an open-air market where you can sample some delicious street foods like Tsukiji fish market fare or yakitori skewers at stalls along the main shopping drag.

Everything is well organised

Japanese tours are well-organized. That’s not to say they’re organized with military precision, but rather that the itineraries come together in a way that keeps the whole group on track without any hiccups along the way.

The tour company will take care of all your transportation needs (including car rental and hotel bookings), as well as most meals, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself. You can also relax knowing that your guides will always be there for you—ready for any emergency or question that may arise during your trip.

Your tour guide will be your friend and personal translator

Your tour guide will be your friend and personal translator. Even if you don’t speak the language, they can still help you with your shopping, dining, transportation and hotel arrangements. They will also show you around town in their own unique way so that no two tours are exactly alike!

They want to make sure that their guests have a great time during their visit to Japan so they can come back again someday! The best way for them to do this? Helping visitors understand why things are done the way they are done in Japan (and beyond).


Our advice? Take the plunge and try a guided tours of Japan. You’ll be glad you did, and so will your wallet!