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Custom Tours

Walk Japan has consistently set the highest standards for tours of quality and enjoyment in Japan since it was founded in 1992. Since the company’s earliest days, these standards have been embodied in all Walk Japan’s tours including Custom Tours; private tours tailored to a customer’s interests.

Walk Japan’s core staff includes: two university professors, one is a specialist in Japanese history and the other in Japanese social geography; a British-born Japanese language scholar who established a career in journalist working with the Japanese media before becoming a businessman and farmer in Japan; another Brit who has lived and taught on a remote Okinawan island, also worked in the Japanese media and appeared on one of Japan’s longest running and most popular TV music shows; an American born, raised and mostly educated from his earliest days in Japan; a Japanese businessman turned explorer; a master of the Japanese tea ceremony; and many others- Walk Japan has over 100 members of staff from around the world - who bring their own long association with Japan and skills to Walk Japan.

Particular dates or special requirements?

Are you coming to Japan on business and have a few extra days to explore the country? Would you like to join a scheduled tour but the dates are not convenient? Or, perhaps you have specific activities you would like to do and places you would like to see in Japan? Or, maybe you would like a tour just for your group of friends or family. Perhaps you like to do more or less walking or a different combination of sightseeing and walking? We will create a custom guided tour to suit your requirements.

Experience, knowledge and expert Tour Leaders

Whatever your requirements, please let us know and we will use all our experience and knowledge of Japan in creating a custom tour specially for you. We add to this the accompaniment of one of Walk Japan’s ‘quiet stars of the show’ (Time Asia Magazine); one of our knowledgeable Tour Leaders.

Custom tours tailored to your needs

Walk Japan organises custom tours tailored to the specific needs of individuals and groups, including societies and associations, schools, friends and families. Options are numerous and include staying on remote islands, climbing mountains in remote and beautiful areas; visiting the studios of some of Japan’s craftsmen and women working in the traditional arts such as pottery, dyeing, and paper; and joining farmers about their work.

Would you like to include a visit to a traditional cultural event such as Bunraku puppetry, Sumo wrestling, or a little-known, but no less fascinating, local festival?

We can bring Japan’s quintessential tea ceremony to life in the company of one of the most senior foreign tea masters in Japan.

If food is your passion, all our tours feature it in abundance, but perhaps you would like to make the culinary delights of the country the central feature of your tour. You could include a visit to an organic farm and enjoy an evening in the company of the local farmers over a meal made of home-grown food and local sake. Maybe you would like to luxuriate in the surroundings and service of some of Japan’s best but little-known exclusive Japanese inns.

For more information please refer to our Custom Tours FAQS.

Please contact Walk Japan for further details.