Japan Festival Tours 2018

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Japanese Matsuri

A Japanese Festival is an experience unlike any other. Called Matsuri's, Japanese festivals are filled with music, good food, and so much fun, you won't want to leave. While there are countless festivals to enjoy, Japan Deluxe Tours has put together special Matsuri Japan tours which showcase some of the top festivals in Japan.

Spring
Takayama Festival Tour

Kyoto Gion Festival Tours

Sanja Festival
Golden Route

Spring Fuji
Shibazakura Festival Tour

Obon Dance Festival Tour

Photo of the decorated Takayama festival floats
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Photo of Kyoto Gion Festival Float with white lanterns. People wearing Yukata are sitting on the top of the float.
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Image of the Sanja Festival in Tokyo, Image from <cite>© TCVB</cite>
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Duration7 nights 8 days6 nights 7 days6 nights 7 days6 nights 7 days6 nights 7 days
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Tokyo to Osaka
Osaka to Tokyo
Tokyo to KyotoOsaka to TokyoTokyo to KyotoTokyo to Kyoto
AvailableAprilJulyMayAprilAugust
Meals14 Meals11 Meals11 Meals11 Meals11 Meals
Pricefrom
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USD 2698
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Single SupplementUSD 700USD 600USD 600USD 540USD 700
Places VisitedTakayama Festival, Shirakawago, Matsumoto Castle, Kenroku Garden, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari ShrineKyoto Gion Festival, Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Giant Buddha, Mt.Fuji, Asakusa Sanja Festival, Golden Pavilion, Nishijin Textile Center, Harajuku, Tsukiji Fish Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Fukagawa Edo MuseumShibazakura Festival, Tsukiji Fish Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nara Deer Park, Hakone, HarajukuAsakusa, Obon Festival, Harajuku, Tsukiji Fish Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Nara Deer Park, Hakone
Hokkaido
Tokyo
Hakone
Nagano
Kyoto
Nara
Osaka
Hiroshima
Fukuoka
Kumamoto
Miyazaki
Shikoku
Okinawa

Destinations

Honoring the seasons or traditions, a Japan Festival Tour is filled with whimsy and wonder, the perfect vacation for any solo traveler to family.

Japan Festival Tours Series

Japanese Festivals are filled with fun at every corner, it's almost impossible not to enjoy! There are countless local festivals in Japan because almost every shrine celebrates a unique festival. Therefore, there is a good amount of distinction between each season and how the festivals are celebrated. We wanted to share the unique culture of Japan's Matsuri's, so Japan Deluxe Tours put together special Japan tour packages to showcase some of the top festivals in Japan. Stand in awe at the majestic floats during the Takayama Festival, held during the Spring and Autumn. Or enjoy the vibrant colors and loud excitement of the Kyoto Gion Festival during the summer. Enjoy tasty treats from the vendors or dance along to the beat of the drums. No matter the season, our Japanese Festival Tours are perfect for all travelers!

1. Takayama Festival Tours

1. Takayama Festival Tours

Departure Date(s)
8 Days
201810/06, 10/06, 04/11, 04/11
9 Days
201810/06, 04/11
14 Days
201809/30, 04/05

We offer this tour with the Spring Festival or Fall Festival
See our Takayama Festival page for a full list of Takayama Festival Tours!

Welcome to Little Kyoto, a quiet town nestled in the mountains of Gifu where the Takayama Festival fills the air with drums, floats, lanterns, and fun. Celebrated in the Autumn and Spring, the Takayama Festival is the main highlight when visiting Takayama. Japan Deluxe Tours is proud to put together our Takayama Festival Tour packages for both seasons.

Enjoy the fun of touring through Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara, with the added bonus of visiting the popular festival. Enjoy two days of the Takayama Festival, seeing the mechanical puppets dance on the floats while dancing and laughter is all abound. This tour is offered with Hiroshima, or as a grand tour package for the traveler looking to see the most! Possibly one of our most popular festival tours, the Spring Takayama Festival draws in thousands who come for both the thrills of the festival and to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom! No matter the package, our Takayama Festival Tours are bound to leave you smiling for more.

To learn more about the Takayama Festival, click here

2. Kyoto Gion Festival Tours

2. Kyoto Gion Festival Tours

Departure Date(s)
7 Days
201807/12
9 Days
201807/10, 07/12
11 Days
201807/10
13 Days
201807/12

We offer this tour from Tokyo, with Anime Spots, or with Hiroshima
See our Gion Festival page for a full list of Gion Festival Tours!

The Kyoto Gion Festival is regarded by many as Japan's most vibrant and beautiful festivals. Filling the month of July with celebrations, the grand procession of floats occurs on the 17th. During this time, see some of the most stunning floats dominate the streets of Japan. Often considered teh best festival in Japan, you won't want to miss out! Our Kyoto Gion Festival packages come in multiple options, ensuring your satisfaction.

Take in the highlights of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Hakone during our regular Kyoto Gion Festival tour, or spice things up with a trip to Hiroshima! Enjoy touring the famous landmarks of the City of Peace, including the thought-provoking Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome. There's also the floating gates of Itsukushima Shrine, a sight often shared on social media because of the stunning beauty. If that isn't enough, go grand and add Shikoku & Kyushu to your tour for a truly adventurous time. See the best of the southern islands, where the line between legend and reality is blurred. Become entranced by the bright lights and spectacular floats during your next Japan tour on at the Kyoto Gion Festival!

To learn more about the Kyoto Gion Festival, click here

3. Sanja Festival Tour

3. Sanja Festival Tour

Departure Date(s)
7 Days
201805/14

Unleash your wild-side at the Sanja Festival, a celebration in Asakusa honoring the three founders of Sensoji Temple. Take an epic adventure with us on our Sanja Festival | Golden Route Tour package as we visit all the favorite destinations between Kyoto and Tokyo before a day of thrills at the Sanja Festival!

Our fully escorted Sanja Festival Japan tour covers all of the essential spots through Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara. Begin your adventure from Kyoto as you navigate all the ancient treasures in the city. Before moving to Tokyo, take time to play with the friendly deer of Nara or relax with views of Mt. Fuji while when in Hakone. No trip to Japan would is complete without a soak in the hot springs and a traditional Japanese multi-course meal at a Japanese inn. Once in Tokyo, discover the finest attractions, including Shibuya, Tsukiji Fish Market, and Harajuku. Then it's time for the Wildest Festival in Japan with some fun at the Sanja Festival in Asakusa! Become familiar with Japanese with a tea ceremony, temple and museum visits, and a day of fun at a Japanese Festival! You can also extend your vacation before / after this tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka.

To learn more about the Sanja Festival, click here

Photo Courtesy of Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau

4. Fuji Shibazakura Festival Tours

4. Fuji Shibazakura Festival Tours

Departure Date(s)
7 Days
201804/22
8 Days
201804/22

We offer this tour From Tokyo or with Hiroshima

While Mt. Fuji's beauty is often appreciated year round, one of the best times to visit is without a doubt during the Fuji Shibazakura Festival. During this time, the shibazakura plants bloom and the fields surrounding Mt. Fuji are covered in an array of pink, white, and purple. We'd like to share this magnificent scene with you during our Fuji Shibazakura Festival Japan Tour.

This exciting fully escorted Fuji Shibazakura Festival Japan tour covers all of the essential spots through Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara. Tour the finest attractions at the country's capital, including the popular districts of Harajuku and Shibuya. We also have visits to temples and museums while in Tokyo, to get a better look at the historic culture of the city. In Kyoto and Nara, we cover the can't-miss spots, including the majestic Todaiji Temple, Nara Deer Park, Kinkakuji, and the blazing red gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine. No trip to Japan would is complete without a soak in the hot springs and a traditional Japanese multi-course meal at a Japanese inn. During the Shibazakura Festival, enjoy nature the way the Japanese do, breathing in the fresh air as fields of pink and purple moss surround you. Become familiar with Japanese culture through a green tea ceremony, exploring traditional Japanese temples, and joining the fun at a Japanese festival. You can also extend your vacation before / after this tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka.

To learn more about the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, click here.

5. Obon Dance Festival Tours

5. Obon Dance Festival Tours

Departure Date(s)
6 Days
201808/25
7 Days
201808/24
8 Days
201808/23, 08/25
9 Days
201808/24
10 Days
201808/23, 08/24

We offer this tour from Tokyo, with Anime & Hiroshima, or with Nikkei Highlights!
For a full list of Obon Dance Festival Tours, please check our Festival Calendar Page!

Obon is a time when the Japanese believe the spirits of their deceased ancestors return to their homes and families. Obon is celebrated with dancing to welcome the spirits of the deceased, cleaning the family graves, and a procession of lanterns on a river or lake at the end of the festival. Our exciting Obon Dance Festival Japan Tours series includes the best spots on our tours, with a night of dancing and wonder at Obon in Tokyo!

Our fully escorted Obon Dance Festival Tours covers all of the essential spots through Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara. Tour the finest attractions at the country's capital, including the popular districts of Asakusa and Harajuku. We also have visits to temples and museums while in Tokyo, to get a better look at the historic culture of the city before we dance the night away for Obon. Enjoy the festival of spirits and lights as thousands dance to honor their ancestors! In Kyoto and Nara, we cover the can't-miss spots, including the majestic Todaiji Temple, Nara Deer Park, Kinkakuji, and the blazing red gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine. No trip to Japan would is complete without a soak in the hot springs and a traditional Japanese multi-course meal at a Japanese inn. Become familiar with Japanese culture through a green tea ceremony, exploring traditional Japanese temples, and joining the fun at a Japanese festival. You can also extend your vacations before / after the tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka.

To learn more about the Obon Dance Festival, click here.

Standard on All Tours

  • Excellent mix of fine Western style hotels and Japanese style Ryokan
  • Most Meals (Western & Japanese Cuisine)
  • All ground transportation in Japan
  • Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities
  • Round-trip airport transfers (on designated tour dates; see details)
  • Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Free Wifi in Bus & Most hotels
  • No local payment

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