Japan Luxury Land Journeys

From its ancient Samurai culture to present-day Japanese anime, the ‘land of the rising sun’ has always had its own unmistakable identity.   
You’ll find that same element of uniqueness in everything you come across in this proud and distinctive country, whether it’s glittering skyscrapers or ancient temples, snow-capped peaks or state-of-the-art entertainment complexes. 

Explore the bright lights of Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo and marvel at the innovative technologies that distinguish them and Japan’s other modern meccas. Marvel at magnificent skyscrapers, travel on bullet trains that are the envy of the world, visit factories that set global standards for innovation and productivity, and retail precincts that offer every modern wonder imaginable. 

To the north of Tokyo lies many hidden treasures beyond the popular ski fields. Often overlooked for the more familiar golden triangle of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, travelling north from Tokyo to Sapporo will reveal many treasures of North Honshu. Relish the full Japanese cultural experience of staying in an onsen in Hanamaki and try a variety of hands-on crafts to bring home as mementos.  

Discover a land where Samurai are still revered, not just in traditional corners, but in powerful corporations and bustling modern marketplaces. Delight in the simplicity of beautiful temples and serene gardens. Encounter authentic Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geishas) and learn to master the art of Taiko drumming, Sarubobo mascot making and handcrafting sushi. You’ll get to learn about sumo wrestling and the Samurai and bow before ancient shrines. Japan is a land of spirituality and tradition, and you’ll have every opportunity to embrace it all. 

Why travel to Japan with Scenic?

At Scenic we’ve combined the ease of luxury travel with a selection of experiences that offer you a true insight into the culture, landscapes and history of Japan. Our handcrafted land journeys feature the very best inclusions and a host of memorable moments. Our expert staff, from Tour Directors to local guides, will go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable.  By choosing Scenic, you’ll enjoy a truly handcrafted land journey in a class of its own. 
  • Scenic Enrich
    Our expert Journey Designer has handpicked a range of unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey with Scenic. Enjoy a private dinner with a Geiko and Maiko. Partake in traditional customs and activities, such as origami donation at Hiroshima’s Peace Park or learning to play Taiko drums. Visit the Sumo Museum to experience a private sumo demonstration and learn the discipline of the samurai sword. Enjoy interactive, creative experiences such as glass-blowing in Otaru.
  • Special Stays & Iconic Hotels
    Our hotels are selected on more than just reputation, but on a combination of location, character and ambience. This ensures your stay is reflective of your destination and provides a truly immersive experience. With iconic hotels and Scenic Special Stays included across Japan, you’ll enjoy the very best accommodation available wherever you stay with Scenic.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    You can choose between a vast range of included activities, sightseeing and dining experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see and do what you want to do, at a tempo that suits you. Whether you are interested in exploring temples and gardens, exploring a city’s hidden gems, learning about the local history or indulging in the local cuisine, there are Scenic Freechoice activities to suit you.
  • The Nth Degree
    When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of, even transfers and tipping. All transport is of the highest standard. We use local Tour Directors as we believe nobody knows an area like someone who lives there. Our handcrafted journeys will reveal to you the highlights and the hidden gems. We've thought about the details, so you don't have to, from airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included.
  • Freechoice Dining
    From casual to more formal dining, from local to global cuisine, you’ll find all your needs catered to with a wealth of fantastic Scenic Freechoice Dining options.
  • Unforgettable Rail Journeys
    Travelling on Japan’s punctual, state-of-the-art high-speed rail system and Shinkansen bullet trains is a highlight for many Scenic guests. With Green Class (Business) seats in Japan, you can expect a smooth ride as the wondrous scenery passes by.
  • Local Knowledge & Tour Directors
    Being a Scenic Tour Director is not just a job, it’s a lifetime passion. Your Tour Director’s role is to make sure your journey exceeds your expectations and manage each element of your tour, so you see everything listed in your itinerary at an enjoyable pace.
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