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Japan Autumn Tours

See the gradient of Autumn colors from Hokkaido to Kyushu.
Experience the Takayama Autumn Festival and the must-see spots all across Japan.

Autumn in Japan

What does autumn in Japan mean? Autumn in Japan is the season of harvest and spectacular autumn leaves. Experience beautiful scenery, comfortable temperatures, and charming festivals when you visit Japan in autumn.

The autumn season in Japan is distinguished by its cool, pleasant temperatures and its striking scenery of reds and golds. It is also the time of harvest, where rice is cut, baled, and distributed. Additionally, many autumn festivals take place in celebration of harvest time, autumn foliage (koyo), and historic occasions. Experience an unforgettable vacation to Japan in autumn, the most comfortable season of Japan.

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Month-by-month guide to traveling in Japan in Autumn

Visiting Japan in September

Visiting Japan in September means less crowds and mostly clear skies. There are still occasional hot and humid days during September, but the leaves begin to change its color in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. From late September to October, the transition to autumn season begins in Hokkaido and Tohoku, where autumn leaves are first seen. The changing autumn colors then make its way southward to other parts of Japan.

Visiting Japan in October

During October, the colorful autumn foliage makes its appearance in Hokkaido, Tohoku, Nikko, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and the Japanese Alps areas (Nagano, Takayama, Shirakawago). October is noted as one of the most pleasant times to visit Japan. Travelers can experience the beautiful Takayama Autumn Festival on October 9th to 10th, and remark the eye-catching kochia scoparia plant at Hitachi Seaside Park from mid to late October.

Visiting Japan in November

If you wish to see the peak of autumn leaves on the mainland of Japan, visiting Japan in November is your best bet. From November to early December, autumn foliage can be seen in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Shikoku, Hiroshima, and Kyushu. November is regarded as the best time to visit Japan. The weather is mild and cool, traveling tends to be quieter, and spectacular autumn colors can be seen at the must-see sites of Japan.

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Japan in Autumn

Visiting Japan in September

Visiting Japan in September means less crowds and mostly clear skies. There are still occasional hot and humid days during September, but the leaves begin to change its color in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. From late September to October, the transition to autumn season begins in Hokkaido and Tohoku, where autumn leaves are first seen. The changing autumn colors then make its way southward to other parts of Japan.

Visiting Japan in October

During October, the colorful autumn foliage makes its appearance in Hokkaido, Tohoku, Nikko, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, and the Japanese Alps areas (Nagano, Takayama, Shirakawago). October is noted as one of the most pleasant times to visit Japan. Travelers can experience the beautiful Takayama Autumn Festival on October 9th to 10th, and remark the eye-catching kochia scoparia plant at Hitachi Seaside Park from mid to late October.

Visiting Japan in November

If you wish to see the peak of autumn leaves on the mainland of Japan, visiting Japan in November is your best bet. From November to early December, autumn foliage can be seen in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Shikoku, Hiroshima, and Kyushu. November is regarded as the best time to visit Japan. The weather is mild and cool, traveling tends to be quieter, and spectacular autumn colors can be seen at the must-see sites of Japan.

Japan Autumn Tours

Travelers on our Japan Autumn Tours can expect comfortable weather and striking autumn scenery. Enjoy the season of harvest, where many autumn festivals are held throughout Japan to give thanks or to honor their shrine's deity. Autumn in Japan is renowned for its attractive autumn foliage (koyo) found throughout the country. Book a Japan Autumn Tour to enjoy breathtaking scenery, seasonal foods, the Takayama Autumn Festival, autumn flowers, must-see cultural sites, and more.

Gain exclusive access to the best temples, gardens, and cultural landmarks on our Japan Autumn Tours. We have tours available to see world-famous attractions to even the rural parts of Japan.

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    question mark icon         Tour#: GTO6205454

Tokyo to Kyoto Autumn Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kanzanji Onsen / Kyoto


6 Days 5 Nights | from US $1898.00

Explore the top locations in Tokyo and Kyoto (with one day at Mount Fuji and Hakone) during our 6-day Tokyo to Kyoto Summer Group Tour.

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Mon. Sep 16, 2024 Sat. Sep 21, 2024 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 21, 2024 Sat. Oct 26, 2024 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Tue. Sep 16, 2025 Sun. Sep 21, 2025 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Tue. Oct 21, 2025 Sun. Oct 26, 2025 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Tue. Sep 8, 2026 Sun. Sep 13, 2026 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Tue. Oct 20, 2026 Sun. Oct 25, 2026 US $1898.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
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Beyond Tokyo Autumn: Nikko, Karuizawa & Snow Monkey Tour arrow readmore icon

Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto

    2 reviews

5 Days 4 Nights | from US $1898.00

Discover what lies Beyond Tokyo in an itinerary that includes visits to destinations in Nikko, Karuizawa, and Nagano, all during the stunning autumn season.

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Sun. Sep 28, 2025 Thu. Oct 2, 2025 US $1898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 27, 2025 Fri. Oct 31, 2025 US $1898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 28, 2026 Fri. Oct 2, 2026 US $1898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 26, 2026 Fri. Oct 30, 2026 US $1898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTL6873746

Tokyo Anime Tour with Hakone & Nagoya Autumn arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Hakone / Nagoya

    2 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2398.00

Join our delightful autumn Anime Tour of Japan, exploring anime and manga must-sees through Tokyo, Hakone, and Nagoya.

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Sun. Sep 1, 2024 Sat. Sep 7, 2024 US $2398.00 Tokyo Nagoya Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 1, 2025 Sun. Sep 7, 2025 US $2398.00 Tokyo Nagoya Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTL3507652

Tokyo Anime Tour with Hakone & Mount Fuji Autumn arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone

    2 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2398.00

Our Tokyo Anime Autumn Tour is a 7-day tour discovering the cute and colorful anime districts in Tokyo, visiting popular and hidden anime shops, the Ghibli Museum, and a day in Hakone / Mount Fuji.

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Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Sat. Oct 25, 2025 US $2398.00 Tokyo Tokyo Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Sep 6, 2026 Sat. Sep 12, 2026 US $2398.00 Tokyo Tokyo Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 18, 2026 Sat. Oct 24, 2026 US $2398.00 Tokyo Tokyo Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTB6482820

Between Tokyo and Osaka: Autumn Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa / Osaka


6 Days 5 Nights | from US $2498.00

Explore the best destinations Between Tokyo and Osaka, including Takasaki, Yudanaka Onsen, Karuizawa, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, and Kanazawa, on this 6-day journey during the autumn season.

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Mon. Oct 20, 2025 Sat. Oct 25, 2025 US $2498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 7, 2026 Sat. Sep 12, 2026 US $2498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 19, 2026 Sat. Oct 24, 2026 US $2498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTB649675

Between Tokyo and Osaka: Autumn Leaves Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa / Osaka


6 Days 5 Nights | from US $2598.00

Explore the best destinations Between Tokyo and Osaka, including Takasaki, Yudanaka Onsen, Karuizawa, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, and Kanazawa, on this 6-day journey during the captivating autumn leaves season.

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Mon. Nov 3, 2025 Sat. Nov 8, 2025 US $2598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Nov 2, 2026 Sat. Nov 7, 2026 US $2598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTK6904711

Tokyo Anime Tour with Hakone, Mount Fuji & Kyoto Autumn arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Kanzanji Onsen / Kyoto

    2 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2798.00

Experience the Tokyo Anime Culture at popular and hidden anime locations in Akihabara, Ikebukuro, and Harajuku, plus other must-see sights across Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto.

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Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Sun. Oct 26, 2025 US $2798.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Sep 6, 2026 Sun. Sep 13, 2026 US $2798.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 18, 2026 Sun. Oct 25, 2026 US $2798.00 Tokyo Kyoto Budget Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTP0125506

The Golden Route Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse) arrow readmore icon

Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo

    135 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2998.00

Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.

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Mon. Sep 23, 2024 Sun. Sep 29, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 7, 2024 Sun. Oct 13, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 21, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 15, 2025 Sun. Sep 21, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 29, 2025 Sun. Oct 5, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 13, 2025 Sun. Oct 19, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 27, 2025 Sun. Nov 2, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 14, 2026 Sun. Sep 20, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 28, 2026 Sun. Oct 4, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 12, 2026 Sun. Oct 18, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Oct 26, 2026 Sun. Nov 1, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
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The Golden Route Japan Tour Autumn arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka

    135 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2998.00

Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.

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Sun. Sep 1, 2024 Sat. Sep 7, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Sep 15, 2024 Sat. Sep 21, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Sep 29, 2024 Sat. Oct 5, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 13, 2024 Sat. Oct 19, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Oct 16, 2024 Tue. Oct 22, 2024 US $3398.00

Small Group Limited to 18 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 1, 2025 Sun. Sep 7, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Sep 7, 2025 Sat. Sep 13, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Sep 21, 2025 Sat. Sep 27, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 5, 2025 Sat. Oct 11, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Oct 15, 2025 Tue. Oct 21, 2025 US $3498.00

Small Group Limited to 16 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Sat. Oct 25, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Sep 6, 2026 Sat. Sep 12, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Sep 20, 2026 Sat. Sep 26, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 4, 2026 Sat. Oct 10, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Oct 14, 2026 Tue. Oct 20, 2026 US $3498.00

Small Group Limited to 16 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 18, 2026 Sat. Oct 24, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
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The Golden Route Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka

    135 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $3098.00

Tour the must-see sights of Kyoto & Tokyo, enjoy cultural activities, and visit the best autumn leaves viewing spots in Japan.

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Sun. Nov 17, 2024 Sat. Nov 23, 2024 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Nov 12, 2025 Tue. Nov 18, 2025 US $3598.00

Small Group Limited to 16 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Nov 16, 2025 Sat. Nov 22, 2025 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Nov 30, 2025 Sat. Dec 6, 2025 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Nov 1, 2026 Sat. Nov 7, 2026 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Nov 11, 2026 Tue. Nov 17, 2026 US $3598.00

Small Group Limited to 16 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Nov 16, 2026 Sun. Nov 22, 2026 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Nov 22, 2026 Sat. Nov 28, 2026 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  




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