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Japan Adventure Tours

Join us on our unforgettable Japan tours, packed with all your top Japan bucket list experiences!

Japan Group Tours

Uncover the highlights of Japan with our budget-friendly, backpacking adventure trips for the young and the young at heart. The country is famed for its neon-lit metropolises and its quirky subcultures but our Japan group tours uncover the whole country: from the cities to the beautiful countryside, with its shrines, temples and endless hiking trails.

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Sights on Budget Japan tour

13-day Budget Japan Tour

From$2,268

Japan

13 Days
Tokyo to Osaka
Every day on our epic 2 week Japan tour you’ll see a different side to this fascinating country.
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Full refund if your tour is cancelled due to COVID
tokyo at night

7-day Anime Japan Tour

From$800

Japan

7 Days
Tokyo
Immerse yourself in one of the most iconic aspects of Japanese culture: anime!
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spring blossom tour in japan

24-day South Korea & Japan Tour

From$3,958

Japan & South Korea

24 Days
Seoul to Osaka
Travel through the epic sites and hidden gems of South Korea and explore Japan’s rich culture and natural beauty.
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Full refund if your tour is cancelled due to COVID
Japan in spring on tour

19-day Budget Japan Tour

From$4,271

Japan

19 Days
Tokyo Loop
Want to see even more of Japan? Our new 19-day Japan tour takes you even further off the beaten path.
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About our Japan Group Tours

Travelling Sustainably

The Japanese are well known for not littering, and that’s something we ask you abide by – but that’s not where ‘sustainable travel’ ends for us. We use public transport, stay in small hostels and ensure we work closely with the local communities.

The Adventure Leaders

Your Japan guide will be a local expert, leading you through fascinating, budget friendly, authentic experiences. Adventure Leaders have the passion and knowledge to ensure that they can help you have a great time.

The People

Each trip is different, but our travelers come from all over the world and from every background. Before your Japan group trip why not connect with fellow Dragon Trippers or meet people on The Dragon Trip Facebook page.

Reviews of our Japan Trips

Average Customer Rating:  4.7/5  

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13-Day Budget Japan Tour

This was my first big trip on my own, as well as the first time I went to Asia. The 13 day Japan tour that Dragon Trip offer is a brilliant introduction to the weird and wacky, as well as the more traditional side. Everything was brilliantly planned, with time to plan slight detours inbetween.

Sam

13-Day Budget Japan Tour

The best trip I’ve ever booked! The group was just amazing and the guide was the nicest and most informed one I’ve ever met (thanks, Juno – you’ve made this trip special).

Kevin, Hamburg

13-day Budget Japan Tour

Chipa made our trip so much fun, he gave so much inside informations and helped us in every situation. He also helped us to find vegetarian options and vegetarian restaurants which can be a bit tricky sometimes. We got to see so much during this trip and tried so much different activities that we probably would have never tried otherwise.

Camilla

13-Day Budget Japan Tour

I really enjoyed the trip. I visited really nice places, the rest of the group were amazing fun to be around, and the tour guide was amazing at ensuring we were always on time…

Owen

Travel the real Japan

Our Japan tours take you to the country’s iconic destinations – but with a little bit of a twist. Rather than strolling and staring at the country’s glorious monuments (which we’ll do a bit of), we’ll take you behind the scenes of this mystifying culture – introducing you to the art of calligraphy, the tempo of taiko drumming and helping you discover the stillness that comes with a zazen (sitting meditation) session amidst the country’s magnificent mountain scenery. Our hands-on experiences will give you more to take home than just the souvenirs – although, we’ll admit, it’s worth making backpack space for a few boxes of wacky flavoured KitKats.

Japan is a destination like no other – and nobody goes home disappointed. Have any questions? Ask us about our tours and making bookings with us directly via emailphone or WhatsApp!

About our Japan Tours

Japan has four distinct seasons and is a great place to travel to year-round.  Spring is the most popular time to visit owing to the famous wave of blooming sakura, (cherry blossom trees) that spreads from the south to the north of the country between February and April. We’d recommend autumn, when the weather is mild and Japan’s forests turn beautiful shades of red and gold.

Japan is famous for its first-rate transport and while travelling on one of our tours, you’ll experience local and subway trains as well as the iconic shinkansen bullet trains. Clean, efficient and with stations that are easy for foreigners to navigate, you’ll find that the system has a good rep for a reason. 

If you have a bit of budget to spare, taxis in Japan are also excellent and quite reasonably priced – be sure to keep clear of the automatic doors when one pulls up!

We offer accommodation in clean, safe and comfortable hostels and guesthouses throughout our Japan trip.  Dorm rooms are included in the price of our trip but the option to upgrade to a single or double room is also available – just let us know when you come to booking.  While staying in the hot spring resort town of Hakone, you’ll have the chance to experience a ryokan, traditional Japanese inn, complete with its own onsen hot spring bath.

If you are a fan of raw fish, you’re in for a real treat, but it’s also important to note that Japanese cuisine is a lot more than just sushi.  Dishes such as crisp and delicate tempura, succulent yakitori and steaming umami-rich bowls of ramen and udon noodles, mean that there really is something for everyone. 

In recent years, Japan has also started to improve in terms of vegetarian and vegan cuisine, with speciality restaurants popping up all over the major cities. There’s also shojin-ryouri, food traditionally eaten by Buddhist monks, who keep to a strict vegetarian diet. 

For meals on a budget, head to one of the ubiquitous konbini, convenience stores. You’ll find a great selection of cheap sandwiches, snacks, desserts and onigiri (rice balls) and the quality is surprisingly good.

If you’re travelling from the UK, the US or from any EU country, you won’t need to obtain a visa before you visit Japan. If you’re travelling from elsewhere, let us know and we can advise you on whether you will need to apply for a visa in advance of travel.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably still overflowing with questions about our Japan Adventures. Why not head over to our Japan Frequently Asked Questions or drop our Adventure Specialists an email on info@thedragontrip.com

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