Tokyo to Kyoto tours

From temples to tempura, onsens to okonomiyaki and skyscrapers to sake, join us for the ultimate Japan adventure.

On a journey from the bright neon lights of Tokyo to the cultural capital of Kyoto, you’ll see the best Japan has to offer – including the highlights and the hidden gems. Our Japan trips offer something for everyone, whether you’re a family or a foodie, a nature lover or a city slicker. Slurp ramen and learn how to roll sushi like a pro in Tokyo, relax and unwind in a steamy onsen in Hakone, catch a glimpse of an elegantly-attired geisha in Kyoto or experience the peaceful energy of Hiroshima—all while mixing with locals and experiencing the real Japan.

Japan Highlights

Tokyo to Kyoto highlights


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Japan Express

Mary · Traveled May 2024
Intrepid Japan Express tour packed a lot into the Tokyo section of the trip. Nikko slowed the pace considerably. Kyoto was definitely free wheeling. Be prepared for a last minute changes to start and finishing points to the tour, so leave pre and post tour accommodation, if any, with options to change as needed. If you need definite and leisurely meal times, this tour is not for you. If you want to experience different accommodation, not necessarily 100% comfortable or convenient, but different. Then you are good to go. Great country to visit.
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

Charlie · Traveled May 2024
A very fun tour to do with family members
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Japan Express

Tania · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 23 May 2024

Japan Express

Greg · Traveled May 2024
This is our 4th Intrepid tour and they just seem to get better. Our tour leader’s passion and enthusiasm for his amazing Japan was felt at every turn. It was a great introduction to a country that we had no idea how we would navigate. He went above and beyond, and now we feel confident to travel the next part of our trip.
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Japan Express

Bernadette · Traveled May 2024
If you are thinking of coming to Japan for the first time Japan Express is an excellent introduction to this fascinating country. Our trip helped us navigate transport, language and culture. As always Intrepid takes you to interesting places you would never have found on your own. As a fourth time Intrepid traveller I would highly recommend doing this trip when you first get to Japan, which then gives you the confidence to travel on your own.
Review submitted 27 May 2024

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