Offered through our sister company Travcoa, spend three full days in Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, and enjoy an exclusive geisha experience with a local expert. You'll also cruise along Lake Ashi, which lies in the caldera of Mt. Hakone, and enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Fuji.
Zegrahm Expeditions offers a Japan tour like no other, thanks to our connections to Japan experts Mark Brazil and Chieko Sakihana. We take guests off the beaten path and into food shops, local homes, and traditional businesses for a true immersion in Japanese culture. Of course, our Japan tour hits all the highlights, too, from Tokyo and Kyoto to Hiroshima and even a foray into South Korea to Gyeongju. Visit Hokkaido and stroll through endless fields of wildflowers on Rebun Island, also known as the “Floating Island of Flowers,” and visit a bustling morning market in Abashiri. Choose an overland adventure or a Japan cruise—all options boast an insider feel that make your journey even more special as guests 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
Imperial JapanApril 17 — April 28, 2018
Hokkaido: Japan's Wild IslandMay 19 — June 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.
Imperial JapanOctober 9, 2018
Offered through our sister company, Travcoa, spend three full days in Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, and enjoy an exclusive geisha experience with a local expert. You'll also cruise along Lake Ashi, which lies in the caldera of Mt. Hakone, and enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Fuji.
Sacred Traditions: Japan RevealedOctober 12 — October 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.
Snow Monkeys & Cranes of JapanJanuary 16 — February 3, 2019
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.
Treasures of Japan with South KoreaApril 12 — April 28, 2019
A classic Zegrahm expedition, not only will you enjoy a thorough Japan tour, you'll also spend a full day in Gyeongju, South Korea. Other highlights include visiting sacred Shinto shrines and ancient Buddhist temples, discovering Hiroshima, and spending time in Matsue.