Arts & culture

City guided tours : Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa...

City guided tours : Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa...

During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit many iconic places as well as the most beautiful monuments of the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa. You will thus be able to admire the different kinds of Japanese art: temples and shrines in Kyoto, modern buildings designed by renowned architects in Tokyo, histori...

Guided tour of the towns of Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Unzen, Kumamoto and Beppu.

Guided tour of the towns of Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Unzen, Kumamoto and Beppu.

On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit many iconic places and some of the most beautiful monuments of the towns of the north of Kyûshu. This will give you the opportunity to discover the unique culture that developed on the island, including its long Christian past since it was in Nagasaki that the Christian missionaries arrived in ...

Guided tour of Osaka Bay

Guided tour of Osaka Bay

Visit the ultramodern Osaka Bay, where quite a few artificial islands have been built. During this excursion with an English-speaking guide, you will visit Osaka’s huge Kaiyukan Aquarium. You will then take a cruise around Osaka Bay to admire the amazing view of the city. You will end the trip with a visit to the Imax Theatre and the Tempozan mar...

Two nights in a Ryokan in Miyajima

Two nights in a Ryokan in Miyajima

Spend two magical nights in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse that provides all the charm and tranquillity of the Japanese architectural style, from sliding doors to rice paper windows! You will sleep on a very comfortable futon on traditional tatami mats! You can also wear yukata— indoor kimonos – to relax or to go to the hot baths! ...

Toei Movie Land in Kyoto

Toei Movie Land in Kyoto

Visit the sets of the Toei company’s period films and TV series. In this theme park, you can walk around replica sets of feudal Japan and meet Geishas, Shoguns and Samurai ! Many attractions, activities and shows are on offer so you can fully immerse yourself in Japanese feudal culture. A trip back in time!

Guided tour of Nikko

Guided tour of Nikko

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Nikko is a must-see. This small mountain town houses incredible baroque temples. Visit the renowned Toshogu temple that shines brightly in the heart of a forest of giant Japanese cedars. After lunch, you will go to the shores of Lake Chuzenji, in the shade of Mount Nantai. You will admire Kegon Falls, one of the larges...

Guided tour of Osaka

Guided tour of Osaka

Discover the third largest city in Japan – Osaka! Fall in love with this lively, pleasant city, which is a wonderful place to wander around. You will start by visiting Osaka Castle, a beautiful white building with lovely gardens. You will then enjoy the incredible panoramic view from the floating observatory on the top floor of the Umeda Sky Bui...

Dine in Gion and watch a traditional Japanese show

Dine in Gion and watch a traditional Japanese show

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the narrow streets of Gion – Kyoto’s historical district. Dine in a Japanese restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste tempura. Visit Gion Corner, the Geisha school, where you will attend a show presenting different traditional Japanese arts : a dance performed by Maiko dancers (apprentice Geisha), a...

Ikebukuro Planetarium

Ikebukuro Planetarium

Japan is the country with the largest number of planetariums in the world. Make the most of your time in Tokyo to observe the movement of the planets and the stars at Ikebukuro Planetarium! A fun, educational visit that will fascinate children!

Three nights in a ryokan

Three nights in a ryokan

Spend three magical nights in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse, where you will find all the charm and tranquillity of Japanese architecture: from sliding doors to rice-paper windows! You will sleep on a very comfortable futon on traditional tatami mats! You can also wear yukata— indoor kimonos – to relax or to go to the hot baths! Fi...

Watch a Kabuki performance

Watch a Kabuki performance

Watch a Kabuki performance, a theatrical art typical to Japan. In beautiful sets representing traditional Japanese landscapes, the actors – all men – wear extremely elaborate costumes and make-up and act, sing, dance and play musical instruments to the delight of the crowd. This show is rich in colour and full of poetry – let it transport y...

Edo Wonderland theme park in Nikko

Edo Wonderland theme park in Nikko

Discover one side of feudal Japan in Edo Wonderland Mura theme park where you can watch samurai and ninja shows and observe the daily life of the Edo period – a fun, exciting way for children to understand Medieval times in Japan and meet Japanese warriors!

Guided tour of the towns of Sapporo, Abashiri and Kushiro

Guided tour of the towns of Sapporo, Abashiri and Kushiro

Visit many of the iconic places and some of the most beautiful monuments of the towns of Hokkaido. This will give you the opportunity to discover the unique culture that developed on the island, including its Ainu history. Indeed, Hokkaido was only colonised by the Japanese in the 19th century when the Ainu people – indigenous to this cold regio...

Guided tour of Miho museum

Guided tour of Miho museum

Designed by the architect I.M Pei, who also built the famous Louvre Pyramid, the Miho museum is 80% underground, in the mountain, which already makes the visit an impressive one. Miho museum displays collections from all over the world: Japanese, Chinese, Western and Middle-Eastern works, which will be decrypted for you by an English-speaking guide...

Half-day guided tour of Nara

Half-day guided tour of Nara

Walk around Nara Park, where thousands of deer wander around freely. With an English-speaking guide, you will visit Todaiji temple, which houses the largest Bronze Buddha in Japan. The other main site of the town is the great Kasuga shrine, which was built in 768. Its bright red buildings offer a striking contrast with the greenery surrounding it. ...

At day at Universal Studios in Osaka

At day at Universal Studios in Osaka

The first cinema theme park to open outside of the US, Universal Studios in Osaka offers many attractions, rides and shows that will make you relive some of cinema’s greatest box-office hits, from Jurassic Park and E.T. to Spiderman and Shrek! A great day out for the whole family!

Have lunch with a Maiko in Gion

Have lunch with a Maiko in Gion

Maiko are apprentice Geishas in the Gion district. They wear beautiful coloured kimonos and have elaborate hairstyles with Kanzashi – lovely ornaments usually shaped like flowers – in the image of traditional Japanese dolls with porcelain complexions. You will have the opportunity to share a meal with one of these generally inaccessible artist...

Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

Enter into the wonderful world of the greatest manga artist in Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, father of the adorable Totoro and mischievous Chihiro. Take a look behind the scenes of a manga production and walk into the master’s office where you can view beautiful original drawings. In a giant Cat Bus, the children will enjoy viewing an original, unaired ...

Visit the small historical towns of the north of Chugoku : Matsue, Izumo, Tsuwano and Hagi

Visit the small historical towns of the north of Chugoku : Matsue, Izumo, Tsuwano and Hagi

Visit the little-known historical towns of Chugoku where you will discover the wonders of the past! From the beautiful feudal castle of Matsue, a former samurai stronghold, to the lovely historical houses of Hagi and Izumo and Tsuwano shrines, this itinerary will take you to the heart of a region filled with history that is well worth exploring! Fa...

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