Discovery Tours

I offer a selection of brand new tours especially for adventurous globetrotters travelling on a limited budget.
They are tours that I haven’t yet fully tested myself and are therefore lower in price.

All listed prices are for guided tours in a group of 6 persons, on half-board.
All my tours start and end in Japan. Flight not included.



Shikoku (literally translated: “four provinces”) is the smallest of the four main islands of Japan. Spiritual centre, former hideaway of disgraced dignitaries and home of Japan’s most famous revolutionary, Ryoma Sakamoto, without whom modern Japan would never have existed – Shikoku is a magical place! It is the perfect destination for lovers of untamed nature, history-steeped locations and delicious local products.

icn_escapadeIn the realm of olives, typhoons and the giant ficus

On this varied tour: a history lesson in the middle of nature, an excursion to the land of olives and soy sauce, a journey for the eyes and taste buds along the Pacific coast.

Duration: 12 days/11 nights
Price: from €2,275


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icone-6Tour of the four provinces

From one coast to the other, the beautiful island of Shikoku will amaze you. On the tour plan: hidden paradise, hero of the Meiji Restoration, untamed ocean beauty, phallus cult and thermal springs.

Duration: 12 days/11 nights
Price: from €2,400


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Kyushu (literally translated: “nine provinces”) is the southernmost of Japan’s main islands. Due to its proximity to the Korean peninsula, Kyushu has over the centuries frequently been influenced by Asia and Europe. It hosts numerous volcanoes and is therefore a true paradise for hikers and fans of hot springs. History and culture enthusiasts will also have plenty to see and enjoy as today’s Japanese civilisation has its roots on Kyushu.

icone-19Heavenly islands, fire-spitting mountains and bubbling thermal springs

A geothermal descent into “hell”, an abundance of volcanoes and 99 islands in the middle of unspoiled nature: this is what awaits you on this tour of discovery to north Kyushu.

Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Price: from €2,450


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 icone-18Adventure in the Nine Provinces

From the hills of Nagasaki – an ancient city wounded by history, to the warm sand baths of Ibusuki, through the volcanic peninsula of Shimabara and the sacred gorge of Takachiho. During this 3-week tour, you will discover all aspects of Kyushu, the subtropical paradise of southern Japan.

Duration: 21 days/20 nights
Price: from €3,650


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This region is the cultural, historical and industrial heart of Japan. It hosts the cities of Ôsaka, Kobe and Kyoto that form a dense metropolitan complex similar to London but has about twice as many inhabitants. Kyoto is a must for anyone visiting the “Land of the Rising Sun” for the first time – a gigantic open-air museum and a timeless witness to Japan’s past. However, the former capital is just one of the many fascinating places of Kansai. Discover other aspects of this region, from urban treasures to sacred mountains.

icone-15Blossoming landscapes, sacred trails and magical baths

“There all is order and beauty, luxury, peace, and pleasure”. Take up Baudelaire’s invitation and, far from the teeming cities, marvel at nature in its vernal colours and explore the most sacred sites of Japan’s religions.

Duration: 12 days/11 nights
Price: from €2,075


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