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Autumn Tours in Japan

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Small Group Autumn Tours, Japan

These Japan Autumn Small Group Tours are designed specifically for one of the best times to see Japan. The tours take the fullest advantage of the magnificent colours of the fall foliage and comfortable climate.

The primary aim of these Autumn Leaves Tours of Japan is to show off the best of the autumn colors; be it in a formal Japanese garden, mountains in the Japan Alps, or rural towns and Japanese villages.

The Japanese Autumn Tours offer good variety in theme.

  • Some are regionally based such as on Honshu (the main island), Kyushu (the southern island) and Tohoku (northern Honshu).
  • Other themes include Autumn Food Tour, Autumn Garden and Art Tour of Japan, and walking tours with the beautiful fall colors all around you.
  • Because many of the Japanese Autumn Tours focus on rural and remote parts of Japan, they also appear in our Remote Japan Tours page if your interests are on the less touristy destinations.

Like all of our tours, Japan Autumn Colours Tours are limited to just 8 guests per tour. Apart from the obviously more personal service, the small group size makes it possible to enjoy the ‘real Japan’ in smaller specialist restaurants and places well off the beaten path where larger groups just can’t get to see.

Tour Type

Signature
Our Signature tours offer the most comprehensive cultural exposure.

Active
Our Active tours provide up-and-close encounters with traditional life and natural landscapes into the more remote regions of Japan.

Comfort
With a focus on comfort and ease, our Comfort tours deliver an authentic experience with a few extra creature comforts to make for a more relaxed and supported trip.

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Autumn Tours of Japan departures

People often ask us when and where are the best places to go and see the autumn colours in Japan.

The long archipelago of Japanese islands means peak autumn time is different north to south. That is why each of our Autumn Japan Tours have only one or two departures – to catch the peaks! Our blog about Autumn in Japan discusses more about the best places to visit and what to do in Japan during autumn.

Why travel with us

At Journey to the East we are committed to providing authentic and most memorable experiences in Japan – for both Small Group Tours and custom-built Private Tours. Whether it is your first visit or you have been several times to Japan, you will always find something new and have special experiences with Journey to the East. Our travel style is chosen to immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of unique experiences.

We do this by taking you beyond the tourist hotspots to explore the lesser-known parts of Japan. Our tours are designed to strike the right balance between the classic highlights and local secrets, the urban and the rural, the historic and the contemporary, and in doing so, reveal the true heart of Japan.

With Journey to the East, you will have fun and be safe on your deeply rewarding journey through this endlessly fascinating country!

We are specialists that just handle tours within one country, Japan. Whether you are from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand or beyond we meet you at the airport upon arrival into Japan and ensure a smooth and stress-free time in a foreign land.

Accommodation styles

Ryokans

Ryokans is a Japanese style accommodation, mostly consists of Japanese style rooms with tatami matt floor and futon bedding, and private ensuite. Some ryokans have a western style room with beds. A Japanese style room always has a low table and flat cushions to sit on, but the room may or may not have chairs. Most ryokans have an additional large public bath for guests and includes kaiseki style dinner. Breakfast can be Japanese style (rice, miso soup, fish etc.) or western style buffet.

Western Style Hotels

Size and standard vary from 5-star large international chains to regional small business hotels. Generally, in Japan twin rooms (two single beds) are more common than double rooms (one double bed), and some hotels in regional cities only have twin rooms. Room sizes are generally smaller in cities. Also beds and pillows tend to be firmer than those in western countries.

Minshuku

Size and standard vary from 5-star large international chains to regional small business hotels. Generally, in Japan twin rooms (two single beds) are more common than double rooms (one double bed), and some hotels in regional cities only have twin rooms. Room sizes are generally smaller in cities. Also beds and pillows tend to be firmer than those in western countries.

Shukubo (temple lodging)

The vast majority have Japanese style rooms and shared bathroom although there are limited number of temples with a western bedroom with ensuite. The stay at shukubo includes Buddhist vegetarian dinner and breakfast. Dinners are served early, around 5pm. They are run by monks, and facility and services are basic. Guests can attend morning service in the main hall.

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