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The Great Train Journey of Japan

17 days from $7800pp | 3rd-19th November 2020

After the huge success of the 2019 Great Train Journey of Japan, Japan Holidays is proud to announce the dates and tour for 2020.

Departing in November, join your Japan Holidays escort and train enthusiast, Lawson, on the best value train tour of Japan in the Australian market.

Lawson has carefully planned this tour to maximise your time for enjoying many quality train museums, train experiences, cultural activities and popular places of interest, whilst surrounded by the stunning colourful Autumn foliage. Autumn is a perfect season to travel Japan!

17 days across all types of rail in Japan…visiting steam locomotives and trams of old, all the way to the fastest bullet trains of the future.

Compared to other tours out there, no others stack up with the quality and inclusions that this one has to offer.

This small group tour is capped at just 8 people and guaranteed to depart, so make sure you claim your spot on this fabulous, memorable experience!

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What our clients our saying…

What a wonderful trip we had on the inaugural Great Train Journey of Japan experience!.

Our guide Lawson was friendly, flexible, and very efficient, in showing us the Japan he knows so well, as well as the magnificent train trips and museums.

A highlight was the visit to a fantastic Bonsai museum, on our way to a railway museum in Saitama.

We certainly felt comfortable with Lawson leading us. There was also enough freedom to spend some spare time in most places we visited.

We felt the advantage of being in a small group, total 8 including Lawson. We look forward to doing more travels in Japan, with Japan Holidays.

Pauline and Ken | Nov 19

My Husband and I were lucky to be part of the first 15 day rail journey in Japan commencing 7th November 2019,which Lawson had put together and escorted.

As my husband is a rail enthusiast this was ideal as it covered many types of trains,trams, ferries also throw in 3 rail Museums with Simulators he was in 7th heaven.Being only a group of 7, plus Lawson, made it manageable as lots of train station to navigate. The JR pass was liquid gold.

Compared to other rail journeys of Japan on offer from competitors, this was good value and was more involved with the culture on a daily basis. Lots of walking involved so a moderate amount of fitness is required. the Autumn colors were just coming into their own but we enjoyed the cooler weather.and scenery.

I would highly recommend this tour if you enjoy train travel with Lawson as our guide from Japan Holidays made sure the language barriers were never an issue.

It was a tick from our bucket list, recommend Japan Holidays for any type of tour not just the rail journeys.

Ian and Robyn | Nov 19

I really enjoyed touring Japan travelling on many different trains.

From the local lines in Tokyo to the bullet trains and the different country regional trains the experience was fantastic.

Hiroshima was a highlight for me along with the bonsai museum.

I would recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys train travel and especially any train enthusiasts.

Marjorie | Nov 19