Autumn 2023 Japan Kumano Tour (6d/5n)  

Autumn 2023 Japan Kumano Tour (6d/5n)  

Autumn 2023 Japan Kumano Tour (6d/5n)  

Join us on the Japan Kumano Tour in the autumn of 2023!

The fall season when the leaves turn to vibrant reds and yellows is a beautiful season to travel to Japan. The many historical sights will look even more impressive with the foliage in the background, and the temperature is agreeable. On this Kumano-focused tour, you will visit many places on the beautiful Kii peninsula where you will visit spiritually important places such as the ancient temple complex of Koyasan and nature trails of the Kumano Kodo with its amazing waterfalls. Your stay at a Shukubo temple accommodation will also be an unforgettable experience.

Autumn 2023 Japan Kumano Tour (6d/5n)  

Japan Kumano Tour Description

  • Enjoy the fall foliage in the beautiful nature of Wakayama
  • Discover some of the most important spiritual places of Japan with impressive traditional architecture
  • Taste a variety of local dishes including a special vegetarian Buddhist cuisine and the freshest tuna you have ever had

Wifi is available on the bus and in the hotels.

Special Precautions for group tours and your safety
* We will prepare one mask per person per tour day.
* Before you get on the bus, everyone has to sanitize their hands with sanitizer that will be provided by us.
* There will be a maximum of 13 people on a bus that fits 22, so there is enough space between participants.
* We will provide everyone with one special health drink per day to keep everyone’s immune system up.
* We will provide everyone with one fresh bottle of mineral water per day.

Tour Date and Price

Arrival and departure: Starts and ends in Osaka
Tour date: autumn 2023* (6 days and 5 nights) *exact dates TBA. If you’d like to be updated once the dates are known, please let us know with the inquiry form below and we will add you to our mailing list.
Tour price: USD 1,980 (price per person, based on twin/triple room occupancy)
Single room price: USD 2,380

Kumano Tour Highlights

Day 1:  Arrival (Kansai or Itami) – Osaka : Transfer to hotel in Osaka

Day 2: Osaka – Koyasan

Day 3: Koyasan – Kumano

  • Fire Ritual
  • Okunoin
  • Kumano Hongu Taisha
  • Oyunohara
  • Kawayu Hot Spring

Day 4: Kumano – River Cruise – Nachi

Day 5: Nachi-Katsuura – Shirahama – Osaka

Day 6: Osaka – Kansai Airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Airport (Kansai or Itami)- Osaka

Day 2: Osaka – Koyasan

Day 3: Koyasan – Kumano

Day 4: Kumano – River Cruise – Nachi Waterfalls – Nachi Katsuura

Day 5: Nachi Katsuura – Shirahama – Osaka

Day 6: Osaka – Airport Transfer


  • 4 nights Western-style accommodation and 1 night at Shukubo (guest house of a temple in Koyasan) accommodation
  • Meet and greet upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • Comprehensive escort of our licensed professional English-speaking tour guide described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (12 meals)
  • Admission fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary


  • International airfares
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • Gratuities


You can also extend your vacation before/after the tour to Tokyo, Osaka, or other areas. We can provide an extension for the same hotel that you are staying at during the tour for 15,000 yen ~ per night, per person. We can also help you plan your additional days. Please contact us for more details.


Transport: Travel by air-conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
Arrival / Departure Airports: For arrivals at Kansai or Itami airport, this tour starts and ends in Osaka.
Meal Requests: Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
Meet and Greet: Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 10 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer
Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice


46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee

Autumn 2023 Japan Kumano Tour (6d/5n)  

Feedback from Clients

Jennifer M. – 2018 Autumn –
Overall I loved the tour and felt it gave me a good overview of Japan
We loved Kyoto with the Golden Pavillion and Gion the best. The hotel in Tokyo was really amazing, and I loved the Japanese food we had. Guide Kazu was very kind, helpful and friendly. We covered a lot of ground and saw a lot, and overall I loved the tour and felt it gave me a good overview of Japan.

Vanessa F. – 2018 Autumn –
The best were the food, Mt. Fuji and the geisha in Gion
The hotels and food were excellent and guide Hisakazu was the best! He was very attentive, knowledgeable and very kind. The sights were very good and full of culture. I really enjoyed our tour, if anything I wished we had a bit more time to see everything.

Dylan D. – 2019 Autumn –
Overall extremely happy and satisfied with the tour, how it was planned and organized
We were very happy and satisfied with the tour, all hotels were good, and the Japanese food was varied and of great quality. Guide Kazu was very good, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. We liked the fact that it was a small tour group.

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