Guided Custom Trips to Japan
Curate Your Dream Trip to Japan
Japan is a fascinating country with a unique culture, food, and language like no other but often confusing to travelers. Let us help you find what you seek, customize the itinerary just for you, and take care of the details so you can relax and experience the best of what Japan has to offer.
Choose from our four unique sample trips, decide on the type of accommodations, places to visit, and style of your trip.
Our certified travel advisor will personalize itinerary to reflect the style and type of your travel
We book carefully selected hotels and activities based on your budget and wishes
Your price includes local transportation such as Japan Rail Pass, bus, ferry, and taxi rides
Guide and Interpreter
A bilingual guide will assist you throughout the journey for a high-quality travel experiences
Peace of Mind
Travel can have unexpected surprises but, we are here to help so you can relax and enjoy your journey
How it Works in Five Steps
- Get to Know You
Please choose from one of our sample journeys and submit your trip request by filling out the Travel Inquiry Form online.
You will receive a complimentary itinerary and estimated price based on your requests and budget.
- Customized Itinerary Just for You
We will make adjustments to the itinerary based on your wishes and then make reservations for accommodations and activities.
- Almost There
You will receive a final itinerary with updated pricing.
- See You in Japan!
Our English-speaking guide will meet you at a selected airport in Japan
Sample Journeys. Customized for You!
As we are all different, we travel differently, too. Our Japan specialists will carefully put together a custom trip to fit your needs and wishes. Please choose from one of these four unique sample itineraries and let us customize it for you. Your journey to Japan is sure to be one of its kind.
Our Quintessential Japan Journey is a good choice for your first trip to Japan. It includes all the highlights: market visits, a cooking class, a stay in a traditional ryokan with a hot spring and kaiseki meal, visits to UNESCO sites, and much more. Enjoy a stress-free journey that includes local guides, central hotels, and must-see sightseeing. It’s perfect for families, couples, and friends. You will fall in love with Japan.
Tokyo > Mt. Fuji > Kyoto > Osaka > Hiroshima
Start from $4999
Japanese Arts and Crafts
Travel through central Japan on a journey to discover the roots of Japanese arts and crafts. Many towns and villages in this region are home to textile and other fiber arts and are yet to be explored by foreign travelers, making the regions an ideal destination for a guided tour. Meet local artists, visit their studios, and listen to their stories. It will be an experience you will never forget.
Tokyo > Gunma > Ueda > Kanazawa
Starting from $3400
Kyushu, Land of Fire
Welcome to Kyushu, the southernmost main island of Japan, where you will find undisturbed nature, and a unique cultural landscape and history. Part of Kyushu’s distinct culture comes from Japan’s long-standing isolation from the rest of the world: one port in Kyushu was the only place in Japan where international trade was permitted. This, plus its distance from the capital and its distinctive climate and geology, made Kyushu rich and diverse in its cultural landscape. Enjoy bathing in a hot spring at Mt. Aso, delicious local foods, and friendly hospitality.
Fukuoka > Kumamoto > Mt. Aso > Nagasaki
Starting from $4999
Naoshima Art Island and Beyond
Discover the harmony of nature and art in internationally recognized art destinations of the Chugoku region. Visiting a Japanese garden, participating in a tea ceremony, and learning about Bizen pottery, indigo dyeing, local sake, and local cuisine are just a part of this journey. Enjoy your time on Naoshima Art Island in the Setouchi inland sea. This journey is not to be missed.
Tokyo > Okayama > Naoshima > Hiroshima
Starting from $4800
Tanpopo Journeys is an independently-owned travel company located in St. Paul, MN, USA. Our mission is to work with artists, farmers, craftspeople, and small businesses to foster and preserve traditional Japanese crafts and food production and share them with you.
We are proud of the quality of services we provide and would love to curate a one-of-a-kind experience for you.
Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm (CST)
Sat: 10am – 3pm (CST)