Autumn 2023 Grand Japan Tour Fall Foliage Package (21d/20n)

Autumn 2023 Grand Japan Tour Fall Foliage Package (21d/20n)

Autumn 2023 Grand Japan Tour Fall Foliage Package (21d/20n)

Join us on our Autumn 2023 Grand Japan Tour in the most colorful season!

Are you coming to Japan for the first time and want to see the best of what Japan has to offer with a gorgeous backdrop of colorful autumn foliage? Then our Grand Japan Autumn 2023 Tour Fall Foliage Package is just what you are looking for! Temperatures are pleasant at this time of year so you will have maximum energy for all the sightseeing. Join us for the trip of a lifetime that will immerse you in Japanese culture, history, and nature with enough time to actually enjoy the places that you visit. This Japan tour package is especially recommended for travelers who are 55+ years old.

Autumn 2023 Grand Japan Tour Fall Foliage Package (21d/20n)

Japan Fall Foliage Package Tour Highlights

  • Discover the Golden Route of Japan with several beautiful detours to lesser-traveled areas at a leisurely tempo
  • Enjoy a variety of local Japanese dishes
  • See some of the most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Mt. Fuji, various religious sites, historical sites, a castle, a folk house village, and an old pilgrimage route

You will visit many of Japan’s absolute highlights such as traditional Asakusa in Tokyo, the Golden Pavillion in Kyoto, and the ‘floating shrine’ in Miyajima. These sights will leave you in awe of their incredible beauty. Besides the most popular sights, you will also see a much quieter side of Japan in lesser-known spots such as Hagi, Tsuwano, and the Iya Valley. It is here that you will get to know the more local version of Japan.

We will also visit the Autumn Leaves (‘momiji‘) Festival in Kawaguchiko, where tourists can enjoy the contrast of snow-capped Mount Fuji and bright colored leaves. Of course, there will be ample opportunity to taste Japan’s healthy, diverse, and delicious local cuisine throughout the tour. You will sample shojin-ryori (vegetarian Buddhist cuisine), okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake), fresh seafood, and many more.

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 hand 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 in Tokyo and ends in Osaka
Tour date: autumn 2023* (21 days and 20 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 8,100 (price per person, based on twin/triple room occupancy)
Single room price: USD 9,300


Autumn 2023 Grand Japan Tour Highlights

Day 1 :  Arrival (Narita or Haneda) – Transfer to Hotel

Day 2 : City Tour in Tokyo

Day 3 : Free Day in Tokyo (or optional tour)

Day 4 : Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Suwa Hot Spring Area ( Nagano )

Day 5 : Suwa – Mountain area – Suwa

Day 6 : Suwa – Nakasendo Trail Tsumago and Magome – Takayama

Day 7 : Takayama – Shirakawago – Takayama

Day 8 : Takayama – Nara – Kyoto

Day 9 : Kyoto

Day 10 : Kyoto – Himeji – Matsue

Day 11 : Matsue – Izumo Taisha – Hagi

Day 12 : Hagi – Motonosumi Shrine – Akiyodahido Cave – Hagi

Day 13 : Hagi – Tsuwano – Hiroshima

Day 14 : Hiroshima – Miyajima – Onomichi – Shimanami Kaido – Dogo

Day 15 : Dogo – Takamatsu – Iya

Day 16 : Iya – Tokushima – Naruto – Osaka

Day 17 : Osaka – Koyasan

Day 18 : Koyasan – Kumano

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

Day 19 : Kumano – River Cruise – Nachi

Day 20 : Nachi-Katsuura – Shirahama – Osaka

Day 21 : Osaka – Kansai Airport


Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport – Tokyo

Day 2 : Tokyo City Tour

Day 3 : Free day in Tokyo (optional tours available)

Day 4 : Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Suwa

Day 5 : Suwa – Mt Yatsugatake Area – Suwa

Day 6 : Suwa – Nakasendo Trail Tsumago and Magome – Takayama

Day 7 : Takayama – Shirakawago – Takayama

Day 8 : Takayama – Nara – Kyoto

Day 9 : Kyoto

Day 10 : Kyoto – Himeji – Matsue

Day 11 : Matsue – Izumo Taisha – Hagi

Day 12 : Hagi – Motonosumi Shrine – Akiyoshido Cave- Hagi

Day 13 : Hagi – Tsuwano – Hiroshima

Day 14 : Hiroshima – Miyajima – Onomichi – Shimanami-Kaido – Dogo

Day 15 : Dogo – Takamatsu – Iya

Day 16 : Iya – Tokushima – Naruto – Osaka

Day 17 : Osaka – Koyasan

Day 18 : Koyasan – Kumano

Day 19 : Kumano – River Cruise – Nachi Waterfalls – Nachi Katsuura

Day 20 : Nachi Katsuura – Shirahama – Osaka

Day 21 : Osaka – Kansai Airport


Featured Japanese Food


INCLUDED

  • 15 nights Western-style accommodation, 4 nights Japanese style, and 1 night at Shukubo accommodation (temple stay in Koyasan)
  • 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 professional English-speaking tour guide as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (50 meals)
  • Admission fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary

EXCLUDED

  • 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

EXTENDED PLAN

You can also extend your vacation before/after the tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, 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. Please contact us for more details.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Transport: Travel by air-conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
Arrival / Departure Airports: For arrivals at Narita or Haneda airport, this tour starts in Tokyo 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 are subject to change without notice


CANCELLATION POLICY

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 Grand Japan Tour Fall Foliage Package (21d/20n)

Feedback from Clients


Jennifer M. – 2019 Spring-
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 out tour, if anything I wished we had a bit more time to see everything.

Dylan D. – 2019 Spring –
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, 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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