Japan

Japan

Zegrahm Expeditions offers a Japan tour like no other, thanks to our connections to Japan experts Mark Brazil and Chieko Sakihana. We’ll take you off the beaten path and into food shops, local homes and traditional businesses for a true immersion in Japanese culture. Of course, your Japan tour hits all the highlights, too, from Tokyo and Kyoto to Hiroshima and even a foray into South Korea to Gyeongju. Choose an overland adventure or a Japan cruise—all options boast an insider feel that make your journey even more special as you search for the elusive Japanese crested ibis, visit a wasabi farm, learn about traditional arts and crafts, and wander the famous gardens of Kenroku-en and Myoryuji Temple.

Upcoming Japan Expeditions

  • Snow Monkeys

    Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

    February 7February 25, 2017

    Marvel at the sight of nearly 12,000 hooded and white-naped cranes, as they flock to Japan’s exquisite wintertime landscape, Arasaki, Kyushu—later, a boat trip to the tip of the Shiretoko Peninsula puts us up close and personal with Steller’s sea eagles.

  • Hundred Islands National Park, Philippines

    Asia's Subtropical Isles: Philippines, Taiwan & Japan

    March 11March 29, 2017

    Leave Asia’s skyscrapers and hectic pace behind for stunning beaches, fantastical caves, and primeval forests. The subtropical islands of the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan float like jewels upon the Pacific, offering precious treasures for adventurers to discover. 

  • Kyoto, Japan

    Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    October 13October 31, 2017

    This brand-new Japan adventure introduces you to everything from Honshu Island’s local residents to Kyoto’s noteworthy temples and Kanazawa’s famous gardens of Kenroku-en—it’s an off-the-beaten-path immersion with incredible personal connections made possible by Japan expert Mark Brazil. 

  • Snow Monkeys of Japan

    Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

    January 31February 18, 2018

    Marvel at the sight of nearly 12,000 hooded and white-naped cranes, as they flock to Japan’s exquisite wintertime landscape, Arasaki, Kyushu—later, a boat trip to the tip of the Shiretoko Peninsula puts us up close and personal with Steller’s sea eagles.

  • Hokkaido: Japan's Wild Island

    Hokkaido: Japan's Wild Island

    May 19June 3, 2018

    On this brand-new voyage through one of Japan's least-developed islands, you'll be surrounded by wildlife as you search for Japanese pygmy-woodpeckers, white-tailed eagles, Eurasian bullfinches, and iconic red-crowned cranes; and explore spectacular Shikotsu-Toya National Park.

  • Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    October 12October 30, 2018

    This Japan adventure introduces you to everything from Honshu Island’s local residents to Kyoto’s noteworthy temples and Kanazawa’s famous gardens of Kenroku-en—it’s an off-the-beaten-path immersion with incredible personal connections made possible by Japan expert Mark Brazil. 

Related Blog Posts

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Japan

  • Sapporo, Japan
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    Voting for 2018 is Underway!

    November 3, 2016 | Blog Post

    This election season, we at Zegrahm vote for a straight ticket to adventure with this informal ballot of top expeditions for 2018. It’s a competitive race, stretching across three continents with a referendum on nature and new cultural experiences.

    Here’s a look at our 2018 candidates:

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    Lidth's Jays, Japan
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    Taking a "Green Shower" in Japan

    August 24, 2016 | Blog Post

    Mark Brazil developed his fascination with the natural world, especially birds and mammals, during his boyhood in the landlocked English county of Worcestershire.

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  • Mike Moore
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    Michael Moore Earns Rave Reviews

    August 22, 2016 | Blog Post

    The reviews are in: Michael Moore has another hit on his hands.

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    Snorkeling in Indonesia
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    What's In a Mask?

    August 4, 2016 | Blog Post

    Brad Climpson is a marine biologist who spent the last 20 years living on the edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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    Tokyo, Japan
    Field Report

    Treasures of Japan 2016 Field Report

    July 13, 2016 | Field Report

    Sunday & Monday, May 1 & 2, 2016 - Tokyo, Japan / Niigata / Embark Caledonian Sky

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  • Whale watching
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    Whale Watching: Japan Style

    July 8, 2016 | Blog Post

    Mark Brazil developed his fascination with the natural world, especially birds and mammals, during his boyhood in the landlocked English county of Worcestershire.

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    Japanese Sushi
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    Cuisine in the Philippines, Taiwan & Japan

    June 30, 2016 | Blog Post

    A teacher and writer, Kim Jane Saunders is a graduate of international politics and history, and holds a master's degree in education. She has lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia, and has traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia.

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    Japanese Bento Boxes
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    Bento 101 [Infographic]

    June 29, 2016 | Blog Post

    Bento boxes hail from Japan and first hit the scene around the 16th century, used by travelers and working folks who didn't have time for meals. A typical bento box is divided into several compartments and the container itself can range from disposable plastic to a gorgeously decorated set of lacquered boxes.

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  • Wrought-iron Butterflyfish
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    Like a String of Pearls: Philippines, Taiwan & Japan

    June 20, 2016 | Blog Post

    Rich Pagen is a biologist who has worked on surveys for nearly everything; from mammalian carnivores in the mountains of California, to bird migration monitoring in Canada, and even a study of army-ant-following birds in the Peruvian Amazon.

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    Taroko National Park, Taiwan
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    All In for Subtropical Asia

    May 2, 2016 | Blog Post

    Our expert field staff is getting psyched to set sail on our much-anticipated—and brand-new!—expedition to the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan. Here are a few reasons why they're so excited about visiting these isolated islands.

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    Alofi, Niue
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    The Coolest Islands You've Never Heard Of

    March 21, 2016 | Blog Post

    Given that Zegrahm guests tend to be some of the most curious and adventurous travelers on the planet, we are constantly challenged with creating ever unique, off-the-beaten path expeditions. Of course, that's a challenge we relish wholeheartedly, as evidenced by the ultra-remote islands we’re exploring across the South Pacific and Southeast Asia in 2017.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.