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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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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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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

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Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Autumn

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Autumn
Highlights of Korea and Japan Tour Autumn

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $3898.00

Korea (Andong / Gyeongju / Seoul), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Explore two beautiful countries in Asia - Korea & Japan in one tour.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $3898.00

Korea (Andong / Gyeongju / Seoul), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Explore two beautiful countries in Asia - Korea & Japan in one tour.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Oct 19, 2022 Sun. Oct 30, 2022 US $3898.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Oct 18, 2023 Sun. Oct 29, 2023 US $3898.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Oct 16, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $3898.00 Seoul Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Autumn

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Best of Japan Tour Autumn
Best of Japan Tour Autumn
70 reviews
70 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Sun. Sep 4, 2022 Tue. Sep 13, 2022 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Sep 18, 2022 Tue. Sep 27, 2022 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 2, 2022 Tue. Oct 11, 2022 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 16, 2022 Tue. Oct 25, 2022 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 3, 2023 Tue. Sep 12, 2023 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 17, 2023 Tue. Sep 26, 2023 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 1, 2023 Tue. Oct 10, 2023 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 15, 2023 Tue. Oct 24, 2023 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 1, 2024 Tue. Sep 10, 2024 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 15, 2024 Tue. Sep 24, 2024 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 29, 2024 Tue. Oct 8, 2024 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 13, 2024 Tue. Oct 22, 2024 US $3898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)
Best of Japan Tour Autumn (Reverse)
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70 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Fri. Sep 23, 2022 Sun. Oct 2, 2022 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 7, 2022 Sun. Oct 16, 2022 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 21, 2022 Sun. Oct 30, 2022 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Sep 22, 2023 Sun. Oct 1, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 6, 2023 Sun. Oct 15, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 20, 2023 Sun. Oct 29, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Sep 20, 2024 Sun. Sep 29, 2024 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 4, 2024 Sun. Oct 13, 2024 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 18, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $3898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Samurai, Gardens & Arts: Autumn Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Samurai, Gardens & Arts: Autumn Tour
Samurai, Gardens & Arts: Autumn Tour

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Awaji Island / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Nagato / Hagi / Iwami Ginzan / Izumo / Matsue / Tottori / Kinosaki Onsen / Asago / Himeji / Kobe
Be immerses in the samurai, garden and art culture of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Awaji Island / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Nagato / Hagi / Iwami Ginzan / Izumo / Matsue / Tottori / Kinosaki Onsen / Asago / Himeji / Kobe
Be immerses in the samurai, garden and art culture of Japan.
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Fri. Oct 21, 2022 Sun. Oct 30, 2022 US $3898.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 20, 2023 Sun. Oct 29, 2023 US $3898.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Oct 18, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $3898.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Best of Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour
Best of Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour
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70 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3998.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Fri. Nov 4, 2022 Sun. Nov 13, 2022 US $3998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 25, 2022 Sun. Dec 4, 2022 US $3998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 3, 2023 Sun. Nov 12, 2023 US $3998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 24, 2023 Sun. Dec 3, 2023 US $3998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 1, 2024 Sun. Nov 10, 2024 US $3998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 22, 2024 Sun. Dec 1, 2024 US $3998.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Hiroshima Autumn 
Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Hiroshima Autumn Tour
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto with Hiroshima Autumn Tour

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.
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Sat. Sep 3, 2022 Tue. Sep 13, 2022 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sat. Oct 15, 2022 Tue. Oct 25, 2022 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Sep 2, 2023 Tue. Sep 12, 2023 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 14, 2023 Tue. Oct 24, 2023 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Sep 14, 2024 Tue. Sep 24, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 12, 2024 Tue. Oct 22, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Eastern Hokkaido Nature Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

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Group Tour | Active    Book Now & Save $100

Eastern Hokkaido Nature Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Eastern Hokkaido Nature Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4260.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kushiro / Lake Akan / Mt Meakan / Mt Iou / Kawayu Onsen / Lake Mashu / Mt Nishibetsu / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Rausu / Memanbetsu
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido in Autumn.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4260.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kushiro / Lake Akan / Mt Meakan / Mt Iou / Kawayu Onsen / Lake Mashu / Mt Nishibetsu / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Rausu / Memanbetsu
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido in Autumn.
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Fri. Sep 2, 2022 Sat. Sep 10, 2022 US $4260.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. Sep 9, 2022 Sat. Sep 17, 2022 US $4260.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Sep 19, 2022 Tue. Sep 27, 2022 US $4260.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Save this tour Sold Out
Best of Japan Tour Autumn with Japanese Alps 
(Reverse)

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Autumn with Japanese Alps (Reverse)
Best of Japan Tour Autumn with Japanese Alps (Reverse)
70 reviews
70 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4298.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4298.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Fri. Sep 9, 2022 Mon. Sep 19, 2022 US $4298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Sep 8, 2023 Mon. Sep 18, 2023 US $4298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Sep 6, 2024 Mon. Sep 16, 2024 US $4298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Highlights of Taiwan and Japan Tour Autumn

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Highlights of Taiwan and Japan Tour Autumn
Highlights of Taiwan and Japan Tour Autumn

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4298.00

Taiwan (Taroko National Park / Sun Moon Lake / Fenqihu / Alishan National Forest / Taichung / Taipei), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Autumn is an excellent time to visit Taiwan and Japan on a multi-country tour. The natural splendor, fascinating cultures, delicious local cuisine and impressive historic marvels of these two islands await on this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4298.00

Taiwan (Taroko National Park / Sun Moon Lake / Fenqihu / Alishan National Forest / Taichung / Taipei), Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Autumn is an excellent time to visit Taiwan and Japan on a multi-country tour. The natural splendor, fascinating cultures, delicious local cuisine and impressive historic marvels of these two islands await on this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary.
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Tue. Oct 18, 2022 Sun. Oct 30, 2022 US $4298.00 Taipei Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Tue. Oct 17, 2023 Sun. Oct 29, 2023 US $4298.00 Taipei Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Oct 15, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $4298.00 Taipei Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves Tour

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Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves Tour
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves Tour
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70 reviews

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

11 Days 10 Nights | from US $4398.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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Sat. Oct 29, 2022 Tue. Nov 8, 2022 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 28, 2023 Tue. Nov 7, 2023 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 26, 2024 Tue. Nov 5, 2024 US $4398.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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