Autumn Japan Tours 2019

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Fall Seasonal Japan Tours

Enjoy shades of red & orange leaves through Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima & Southern Japan during our Autumn Japan Tours!

Golden Route Tours

Highlights of Japan

Takayama Festival Tour

Southern Japan Tours

Photo of Maiko in Kyoto Gion District
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Photo of Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine - Floating Torii
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Photo of Takayama night festival - Parading of the gold decorated floats
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Takamatsu Ritsurin Garden
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Duration6 days or 7 days8 or 9 days7 nights 8 days7 nights 8 days
Tokyo to Osaka
Osaka to Tokyo
Tokyo to HiroshimaOsaka to TokyoOsaka to Osaka
AvailableAutumn (year round)Autumn (year round)OctoberAutumn
Meals10 Meals14 Meals14 Meals15 Meals
USD 2398
per person
USD 2598
per person
USD 3198
per person
USD 2998
per person
Single SupplementUSD 500USD 700USD 700USD 700
Places VisitedKiyomizu Temple, Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Giant Buddha, Mt.Fuji, Hakone, AsakusaMiyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Kiyomizu Temple, Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Giant Buddha, Mt.Fuji, Hakone, AsakusaTakayama Festival, Shirakawago, Matsumoto Castle, Kenroku Garden, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari ShrineMiyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Himeji Castle, Dogo, Ritsurin Garden

Autumn Japan Tour Series

The leaves change colors along Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, & Southern Japan making it the optimal time for a Japan tour. Not as crowded as the spring, or as hot as the summer, travel Japan while fall leaves provides a scenic backdrop at all of our most popular destinations.

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1. Golden Route Tours

Departure Date(s)
6 Days
2019 Kyoto(Osaka) Tokyo 12/22
7 Days
2019 Kyoto(Osaka) Tokyo 12/22
202005/17, 06/14, 08/09, 09/13, 10/18, 12/19

5 Nights 6 Days From : $2,398 pp

6 Nights 7 Days From : $2,598 pp

Golden Route Tours will take you to the highlights of Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto with valuable Japanese experiences along the way. In Tokyo you will see the great mix of old and new, with stops at Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple full of history, as well as Shibuya, Tokyo’s hip fashion district among youths. On the other hand, Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, will unsurprisingly be full of historic landmarks and treasures of Japan. From Nara’s Todaiji Temple where the Giant Buddha resides to Kyoto’s gorgeous, endless vermillion gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, you will be left in awe with how much the country has preserved of its past. You will also have the chance to participate in Japanese green tea ceremony and sake tasting to further experience Japanese culture. In Hakone we will be taking a cruise in Lake Ashi and on the Hakone and Owakudani Ropeway to reach Owakudani Boiling Valley. You will be rewarded with a great view of Mt. Fuji during this trip as well as some time to view beautiful kimonos at the Itchiku Kubota Museum.

This Japan Golden Route Tours also includes a stay at a Japanese inn or ryokan, where you can relax in the hot springs and enjoy a traditional kaiseki meal. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Golden Route of Japan Tours in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Walk the roads of ancient temples in Kyoto and travel to the must see spots in Japan.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Golden Route Tour 6 Day package.

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2. Highlights of Japan Tours

Departure Date(s)
8 Days
2019 Tokyo Hiroshima 09/24, 10/08, 10/28, 11/26, 12/08
9 Days
2019 Tokyo Hiroshima 09/23, 10/07, 10/27, 11/25, 12/07
202005/09, 05/25, 06/08, 06/22, 09/21, 10/07, 10/26, 11/23, 12/07

7 Nights 8 Days From : $2,998 pp

8 Nights 9 Days From : $3,098 pp

Highlights of Japan Tours takes you to all of the destinations of our Golden Route of Japan Tours with additional days in the historically significant city of Hiroshima.

Starting in Tokyo, we will explore the Tokyo metropolis with visits to entertainment district Shibuya and youth fashion center Harajuku. We will also take a look at Tokyo’s historical aspects such as the Edo Tokyo Museum to learn about the history and development of Edo to Tokyo. Heading to Hakone, the Japan tour packages will approach Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, from which you will also have a breathtaking view of the iconic mountain. This Japan tour packages also include a stay at a Japanese inn and a ride on the famous bullet train, taking you from Atami and Nara in the blink of an eye.

After visiting all the landmarks of Kyoto, we will head to Osaka then Himeji for the gorgeous Himeji Castle. The tour will then head to Hiroshima, a city full of history. We will learn about the horrific atomic bombing and the tragedies it caused at the Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park, places symbolizing hope for world peace. From Hiroshima we will take a short boat ride to the small island of Miyajima famous for its unique floating gate, or Itsukushima Shrine. You will have an additional day in Hiroshima to explore as you wish. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Highlights of Japan Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Kyoto.

Sail through Japan’s waters to the small island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gates.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Highlights of Japan Tour 8 Day package.

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3. Takayama Festival Tours | Autumn

Departure Date(s)
8 Days
2019 Tokyo Kyoto(Osaka) 10/06

7 Nights 8 Days From : $3,198 pp

From Osaka we will first head to Kyoto for all the treasures of the ancient capital of Japan. The Fushimi Inari Shrine and Golden Pavilion are must-see sights during your visit to Kyoto. You will also have the chance to participate in green tea ceremony and the option to spend your free day on one of our various optional tours. In Kanazawa we will make a stop at Kenrokuen Garden, considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens, and Shirakawago, a town bordering Kanazawa and Takayama famous for its traditional farmhouses that are unique to the rest of the country. While also going on a cruise in Lake Ashi and ropeways up to Owakudani Boiling Valley, as well as stops at many great places in Tokyo including Edo Tokyo Museum, Harajuku, and more, the highlight of the Takayama Festival Tour in Autumn is the old town of Takayama where the great festival takes place.

Takayama Festival, considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful festivals, takes place in spring and autumn. The autumn festival is considered one of the three largest festivals in Japan and is centered around the Hachiman Shrine, and is also known as Hachiman Festival. This festival gives thanks to the good harvest they prayed for during the spring festival. During our Takayama Festival Tour we will see the great festival twice, once at daytime and once at nighttime to experience both environments. This Japan festival features beautifully decorated floats which karakuri or marionette performances are held on and pushed through town. During the nighttime the floats are beautifully lit by lanterns creating a festive ambiance.

The Takayama Festival Tour packages in Autumn takes you to an old town Takayama during the gorgeous koyo, or fall foliage season.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nagano - Shirakawago - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Osaka

4. Southern Japan Tour | Autumn

4. Southern Japan Tour | Autumn

Departure Date(s)
8 Days
2019 Osaka Osaka 09/28, 10/12

7 Nights 8 Days From : $2,998 pp

Our Southern Japan Tour package will give you a glimpse of Japan in its elements away from the bright lights of the city. Traveling in Kyushu and Shikoku is an adventure on its own. Starting from Osaka, the tour will head south to Hiroshima, Miyajima, Arita Ceramic Village, Nagasaki, Beppu, Matsuyama, and Naruto Whirlpools.

This unique fully escorted Southern Japan Tour features visiting Miyajima’s floating torii, Nagasaki’s Glover Garden, The Tour of Hell in Beppu, soaking in the hot springs of Dogo Onsen, and much more. This comprehensive Japan group tour will mesmerize you with the natural beauty of the sceneries you can not find anywhere else.

Journey past the ordinary to locations tourists don't always get to explore.

Osaka - Hiroshima - Fukuoka - Kumamoto - Takachiho - Beppu - Dogo

Standard on All Tours

  • Excellent mix of fine Western style hotels and Japanese style Ryokan
  • Most Meals (Western & Japanese Cuisine)
  • All ground transportation in Japan
  • Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities
  • Round-trip airport transfers (on designated tour dates; see details)
  • Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Free Wifi in Bus & Most hotels
  • No local payment

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