> Classifieds > Trip Planning, Rest of the World > Group Tours

Japan Custom Tours Limited


Trip Planning, Rest of the World, Group Tours

Japan - customized small group tours

Location: Japan

Japan Custom Tours

We are passionate about Japan, and that is all we cover - not the rest of the world, not Asia, just Japan!

Japan Custom Tours is designed to provide just that - a tour custom built for your requirements.  We will take you to see and do what YOU want to see and do, when you want!  We travel with you on the tours around Japan and are there to remove the hurdles that might prevent you from making the most of your time, helping you with things that can be difficult on your trip or while travelling independently - particularly away from the main cities.

We strive to offer experiences that are not available on standard organised tours and that would be difficult for you to achieve as a first-time traveller to Japan.  This includes limiting the size of the group, making sure that you have enough time to look at what you want and not being rushed around. This means you can expect to swap a few emails with us before deciding on a tour rather than simply clicking on a generic "book now" button, and we look forward to working with you.

Japan Custom Tours is registered in New Zealand (Company Number 1580698) and we have a registered office in Tokyo at 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町2-25-8 (スイート 411).

Along with customised tours we also provide some inspiration with some pre-prepared schedules:



Best of Japan Tour

We designed our Best of Japan tour to take in a range of famous, historic and noteworthy sights that showcase the variety and beauty of the country.  From the metropolis of Tokyo to the traditional mountain township of Takayama this 14 day tour allows you to experience what Japan has to offer.  Highlights include:

  • Time in Tokyo to explore several of its most famous districts including Shibuya, Akihabara and Asakusa.
  • Head into the mountains of Gifu prefecture, staying at a traditional Japanese ryokan (inn) in Takayama.
  • Visit Kyoto and see the spectacular Inari Fushimi shrine, Gion district, and visit Kodai-ji Temple 
  • A day trip to Nara to see both Todai-ji temple (with the world’s largest bronze Buddha), and Kagusa Shinto shrine.
  • Head to Hiroshima and view the famous Miyajima "floating" Torii gate and the International Peace Museum




Japan Autumn Colours

We have designed our November tours to take in the beautiful colours on display during the leaf viewing season of the Japanese autumn.  With the cooling weather in Japan we have included a range of famous, historic and culturally significant sights to showcase the variety and beauty of the country.  From the metropolis of Tokyo to the Japanese Alps, these tours allow you to experience a wide variety of what Japan has to offer:   Highlights include:

  • Visit the famous shrines at Nikko including the lavishly decorated Toshugu shrine and Iemitsu Mausoleum.
  • In Togura explore the local onsen town, the city of Nagano, or visit the nearby Matsumoto castle or Jigokudani Monkey Park.
  • A day set aside to visit the famous Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa castle. Additional options in Kanazawa include the 21st Museum of Contemporary art or some of the local temples.
  • Travel by Shinkansen and then local train to the onsen (hot spring) mountain town of Takayama. Explore the town's historic buildings and shops on foot. The local specialty is Hida beef, very good quality – we recommend enjoying it at one of the many local bbq restaurants.
  • In Kyoto visit the beautiful Arashiyama district for viewing the illuminated autumn leaves during the evening and enjoy the view across the Oi River.  Also enjoy the nearby Sagano bamboo grove.




Cherry Blossom in Japan

Our 2016 cherry blossom tours sold out and our 2017 season followoed the blossom across six weeks providing great scenergy and experiences for our guests.  To ensure that you do not miss out in 2018, you can contact us now.  With several trips to choose from, across the months of March and April we will:

  • Head to the mountain town of Nikko to visit the famous temples and shrines, and the Edo Wonderland theme park.
  • Time in Kyoto including a day trip to the World Heritage sites at Nara.
  • Visit the Japanese Alps and stay a traditional Japanese ryokan (inn).
  • Enjoy the peak cherry blossom season in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto. This affords many locations where the cherry flowers should be in full bloom and at their best.
  • Head to Kanazawa to enjoy its famous Kenrokuen Gardens a wide variety of cherry trees and also Kanazawa Castle.
  • Visit the northern city of Sendai (including Matsushima and Ogawara).






Contact Information

Company: Japan Custom Tours Limited

Name: Patrick Harnett

Street: 87 Duthie Street

City: Wellington

State/Province: Wellington

Country: New Zealand

Zip/Postal Code: 6012

Phone: +817042198149

Website: japancustomtours.co.nz

E-mail: Click here to send an e-mail inquiry

Listing #4643, on Slow Travel since 4/28/2015
Alert Administrator (for problems with this listing)

Back to Top