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Kichi Japan

We are not your average tour company. Our goal is to provide meaningful experiences. We want to provide you with the best experience that you can possibly have while in Japan. We aim to help you dive deep into the culture and to see Japan from every angle. From its high-speed, futuristic cities to its relaxing and inviting villages, we promise a well-rounded itinerary that delivers a full experience of Japan and all it has to offer.

Other companies are often spread thin by trying to offer packages for multiple countries simultaneously, and only offering surface-level experiences without delving deep into culture. Kichi Japan is unique in that we specialize in tours for Japan, exclusively. In addition to that our tours are not built by people from outside of Japan, looking for new destinations to expand their business. Our tours are designed by a team of passionate people who live here and are familiar with its ins and outs. This intimate first-hand knowledge and experience about Japan is how we deliver our one-of-a-kind unforgettable experiences.

We also endeavor to shine light on some of the lesser known sides of Japan through our media outlets, sharing that knowledge and passion that we have with the rest of the world.

Whether you’ve been to Japan before, or it’s your first time visiting the country; whether you’re an anime and manga otaku, a wabi-sabi lover, a history buff, a fashion aficionado, or just someone wanting to experience something new and exciting, rest assured we have the most authentic tours of Japan available.

Kichi Japan is part of the following groups: Japan Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

Japanese Rice Paper Lanterns
Family Adventure in Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji - 14 Days

Traveling together as a family is such a special experience and this 14-day action-packed adventure is specifically designed with families in mind. With a mix of city, countryside and island time, it's the perfect way to take in all that Japan has to offer and create treasured family memories.

Colorful Japanese Lanterns
Family Adventure in Japan: Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto - 10 Days

Traveling together as a family is such a special experience, and this 10-day action-packed adventure is specifically designed with families in mind. From Kanto to Kansai, this trip takes you from Tokyo and its modern, bustling streets to Kyoto with its tight hold on tradition. It's the perfect way to take in all that Japan has to offer while having plenty of family fun.

Evening view over Nagasaki
Highlights of Japan: Cities, Countryside, & Islands - 14 days

This unique 14-day tour will take you to the major cities and destinations of Japan as well as tour you through Tokyo's top hidden destinations that few tourists or tour companies explore. You will discover Tokyo's futuristic neon lights, explore rice fields during a homestay in Izumo, observe traditional temples with the company of deer in Kyoto, wander along pristine beaches in the mysterious Goto islands, and much more. As you travel through various destinations by steam train, a traditional boat, and a ferry—you will get both an intimate look into Japanese life as well as an exciting tour of Japan's top destinations.

The Kiyomizu-dera temple overlooking Kyoto's skyline.
Japan's Big Four: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima - 10 Days

This diverse 10-day itinerary focuses on Japan's four major cities. Start in Tokyo, exploring the city's modern and ancient charms, before heading to traditional Kyoto, trendy Osaka, and inspiring Hiroshima. In between, you'll visit magical islands and bamboo forests, sample local cuisine, and experience the culture of four fascinating regions. 

A biker enjoying mountain views
Road Less Traveled Japan: Tokyo, Izu Islands, Osaka, Koyasan, Hiroshima, Takachiho, Kumamoto - 16 Days

This 16-day adventure is planned with nature lovers in mind, who also want a touch of Japan's urban highlights. You'll traverse the well-worn paths of the mountain monks, breathe in the history of temples which have endured for centuries, take a boat ride down Takachiho Gorge and test your endurance as you hike Mount Misen, off the coast of Hiroshima. This tour offers a nice balance of remote destinations rarely seen by tourists, combined with museum visits and culinary experiences in Tokyo, Osaka, and Hiroshima.

Recent Trip Reviews for Kichi Japan

Spectacular, Once in a Lifetime Vacation! · Japan - Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2020

Traveler: Robin L. - Local specialist: Soleil Ponce

If you seek a spectacular once in a lifetime adventure in the Heart and Soul of Japan, KimKim will create a unique trip experience, specifically built around your individual interests and passions! 
Soleil was the creator of our unique Japan adventure, and she did a highly commendable job.  She gave generously of herself during the extensive planning phase, and throughout our entire 9 day Japan adventure to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka!   
Gibwa, from our Japan support team, greeted us at the... read more

If you seek a spectacular once in a lifetime adventure in the Heart and Soul of Japan, KimKim will create a unique trip experience, specifically built around your individual interests and passions! 
Soleil was the creator of our unique Japan adventure, and she did a highly commendable job.  She gave generously of herself during the extensive planning phase, and throughout our entire 9 day Japan adventure to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka!   
Gibwa, from our Japan support team, greeted us at the airport and we traveled together by train to our hotel where we checked in and went over our trip package, containing various train cards, show and tour vouchers.  Soleil had left several very thoughtful gifts in our room for my daughter, based upon her interests in a particular Japanese culture.  What a very  thoughtful surprise this was! 
Our Japan support team checked in with us daily to ensure we felt supported if we had any questions or concerns.  Our trip was so well detailed, but also gave us huge flexibility to change up along the way if we wanted, which we loved!  
The cooking classes, food tours and other very unique tours and adventures which Soleil planned for us were highly enjoyable!  Some of our favorites were the Ramen and Gyozo cooking class by Chef Yumi, (who was incredible) the absolutely fabulous food tours by Arigato Japan, and the beautiful Hozugawa River Cruise!!!  
Soleil additionally ensured that everyone along the way celebrated my daughter's college graduation while we were with them! Thank you so much Soleil!  
I am extremely happy we chose KimKim to help us create and execute our highly unique and fabulous trip to Japan!  It was truly AMAZING!  A very heartfelt thank you to Soleil and the entire Japan support team, who spoke perfect English, by the way!  
*Also, a very special thank you to Anne Kyle, CEO of Arigato Food Tours, Japan,  for her very generous heart and truly awesome food tours!  Her tour guides Haruka and Anna were fabulous!!!

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Soleil Ponce, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Robin,

First of all, thank you so much for radiating positivity during the entire Japan trip despite of COVID-19 issues. We sincerely appreciate that and we're glad that you like our preparation for your Japan trip. Best wishes and congratulations again to Kat for her graduation. We hope to see you again here soon ^_^

Best Regards,

Soleil

Trip to Japan · Japan - Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2019

Traveler: Meghan G. - Local specialist: Alan Williams

We had a fantastic 10 day trip throughout Japan! Alan, Gibwa, and Katherine were wonderful to work with. They were quick to respond and very thorough. They created a custom journey with many of the must-see highlights as well as some hidden treasures. Some highlights were our bike tour through Takayama with our guide Taka. The festival float exhibition hall exceeded expectations and we'd love to go back and experience the exhibition. Our cooking class in Kyoto was a blast! We had a wonderful... read more

We had a fantastic 10 day trip throughout Japan! Alan, Gibwa, and Katherine were wonderful to work with. They were quick to respond and very thorough. They created a custom journey with many of the must-see highlights as well as some hidden treasures. Some highlights were our bike tour through Takayama with our guide Taka. The festival float exhibition hall exceeded expectations and we'd love to go back and experience the exhibition. Our cooking class in Kyoto was a blast! We had a wonderful conversation and long walk through Nishiki Market, a surprise stop at a sake brewery followed by an informative and delightful class where we made sushi and miso soup. The Edo Wonderland was a bit underwhelming for us, but might be a great activity for a family. We would've been happy using that time to explore more of Tokyo. Overall it was a fantastic trip and we would highly recommend Kim Kim and Kichi Japan in the future. Gibwa and Katherine it was wonderful to meet you in person! Thank you for everything!