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.

Takayama Festival Tour

Kyoto Gion Festival Tours

Tokyo International Great
Quilt Festival Tour 10 Days

Spring Fuji
Shibazakura 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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Duration7 nights 8 days6 nights 7 days9 nights 10 days6 nights 7 days
Tokyo to Osaka
Osaka to Tokyo
Tokyo to KyotoTokyo to OsakaTokyo to Kyoto
Meals14 Meals11 Meals18 Meals11 Meals
USD 3198
per person
USD 2598
per person
USD 3890
per person
USD 2698
per person
Single SupplementUSD 700USD 600USD 900USD 540
Places VisitedTakayama Festival, Shirakawago, Matsumoto Castle, Kenroku Garden, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari ShrineKyoto Gion Festival, Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Giant Buddha, Mt.Fuji, AsakusaTokyo Quilt Festival, Quilt Party Retail Shop, Yuzawaya, Sashiko Museum, Golden Pavilion, Nishijin Textile Center, Kyoto Shibori Workshop and MuseumShibazakura Festival, Tsukiji Fish Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nara Deer Park, Hakone, Harajuku


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

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.

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2. Kyoto Gion Festival Tours

2. Kyoto 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!

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3. Quilt Festival Tours

3. Quilt Festival Tours

Do you have a passion for stitching and quilts? If making beautiful blankets and quilts are something you enjoy, then the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival Tour has your name on it. Join over 250,000 others at the largest quilting event in the world. Our Quilt Festival tour is filled with the breath taking sights of Kyoto and Tokyo, but is tailor made to provide every stitch lover memories to cherish for years to come. While some tours only cover a few quilt spots, we packed our tours to include the best retail shops for you to get what you need, museums for inspiration, and of course, the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival so you can trade tips and secrets with others who are just as passionate as you are.

Enjoy some of the best known stores in Japan, including Mihama Cloth and Nippori Tomato at the incredible Nippori Textile Town. For those interested in going to Kyoto, our Kyoto days include the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Craft, Nishijin Textile Center for a Kimono Show, and the Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum. Of course, there's the beautiful Asakusa and Golden Pavilion for a little culture and inspiration too! If you have a passion for stitch-art and travel, our Quilt Festival packages are bound to be the perfect fit! We've handled all the details so you can focus on getting all the inspiration (and materials) you need for your next masterpiece!

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4. Fuji Shibazakura Festival Tours

4. Fuji Shibazakura Festival Tours

Departure: 2018 04/22 , 04/22

6 Nights 7 Days From : $2,698 pp

7 Nights 8 Days From : $2,798 pp

We also offer this tour 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.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto

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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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