Unbeaten Japan is a fully licensed travel company and operator offering driving tours out to the beaches & into the deep countryside areas of the Kansai region of Japan (around Osaka & Kyoto cities).

All 4 of the main cities in Kansai — Osaka, Kyoto, Nara & Kobe — are worth visiting. But the surrounding nature is not to be missed! From downtown Osaka (or Kyoto), we head into the outlying areas. As near as 1hr and up to 5hrs deep into the neighboring prefectures: we visit the beaches of the Japan Sea in the north,  the Pacific Ocean in south, and the mountains, waterfalls & hot springs all around and in between.

Prefectures In & Around Kansai




Popular Countryside Destinations In & Around Kansai

Kinosaki Hot Springs
Tottori Sand Dune

Takayama town
Shirakawago village

Koya Mountain

Camping, Glamping & Local Inns

Your choice of accommodation — for camping, all necessary gear is provided by us! Glamping is available in certain locations and there is an extensive network of Japanese traditional style inns (minshuku & ryokan) throughout the countryside.


Most of our destinations are too far from the beaten paths for ‘regular’ tour operators — and too unknown. In this regard we simply can not be beat.


Our rates are far more reasonable than any other tour operator in Japan and we remain unbeaten in this regard. Rates are calculated per person per night based on a group of at least 4 participants. Depending on the distance to the destination & your choice of accommodation & other options, rates really do start as low as JPY ¥9000/person/night !

Leave it to us!

With nearly 30 years’ experience we have earned the trust of non-Japanese & Japanese residents alike, and we offer our tours to international visitors as well.

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