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Best Beyond Discoveries: Autumn Tour

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Local Cuisine

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2024/2025/2026 JAPAN AUTUMN TOURS

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Tour Code: GTK2339562

Best Beyond Discoveries: Autumn Tour

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15 days 14 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $1260.00


Visit the "must see" and hidden gems of Japan.

This journey will be a great experience for both season travelers and first time visitors to Japan. The itinerary includes the popular must see sights in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Naoshima and Hiroshima, but will also include the hidden gems of Matsue, Tottori and Asago.

We start off in Tokyo with a private guide and driver to help navigate through cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods and various shopping districts. Learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations. Explore attractions like the Asakusa district with an atmosphere of old Tokyo, Japan's largest and busiest fish market, drive by the historical Imperial Palace, and take in the view from the record- breaking Tokyo Skytree’s main observation deck.

We will continue to travel to Hakone where majestic sceneries of Mt. Fuji can be seen. Then proceed to Miho Museum, a stunning architecture that accentuates the surrounding nature while exhibiting a variety of items from different ancient civilizations. It was designed by the renowned architect, I. M. Pei, and is named after Koyama Mihoko, one of the richest women in Japan and the founder of the museum. Moreover, the museum has been listed as one of the "1000 Places To See Before You Die".

Spend two days in the ancient city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the city's gardens, temples, shrine, castle and specialty shops. You'll also get the opportunity to experience a traditional green tea ceremony hosted by an apprentice geisha (maiko). Visit Arashiyama for its famous Togetsu Bridge, bamboo groves, and Tenryuji Temple where you can have a glimpse of traditional Zen landscape garden design. At Nara, be inspired by the intricate architecture and towering monuments, including the Great Buddha statue, and you'll understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan.

After Nara we will traverse to Osaka the second largest metropolitan city in Japan. Experience the nightlife surrounded by bright neon light signs. On this part of the tour we will be going to three locations that have been listed as one of the 31 most beautiful places in Japan by CNN. Motonosumi Inari Shrine has 123 red torii gates situated on the side of a mountain with the Sea of Japan in the background. Tottori has the largest sand dunes in Japan that have were cultivated thousands of years ago. The Takeda Castle Ruins are said to be the Machu Picchu of Japan as it is built 353 meters above sea level. These locations are famous among Japanese natives, but are hard to reach for foreigners. For art you will be travelling to the famed Naoshima and visit the museums on the island. In addition to those locations we will be going to gardens like the Kiseki no Hoshi Botanical Museum, Ritsurin Garden, Adachi Museum of Art, and Kokoen Garden. You will also have a chance to visit two of the twelve original castles in Japan. Matsue Castle nicked named Black Castle and Himeji Castle also known as White Heron are a sight that will not disappoint.

On this tour you will be travelling to must see tourist spots and explore hard to reach hidden gems.

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Dates & Price

2024

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Oct 13, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 USD $6098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Sun. Nov 2, 2025 USD $6098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Oct 18, 2026 Sun. Nov 1, 2026 USD $6098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Deposit

We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.

What's included

  • • 9 nights Western style and 5 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 6 lunches and 7 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • 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

Additional Information

Transport

Travel by private coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling.


Arrival Departure Airports
  • • For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX).
  • • If you will be flying into Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the first day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide with full instructions to get to the hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

Meal Requests

Vegetarian 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 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Tokyo
  • Day2   Tokyo
  • Day3   Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Bullet Train Ride
  • Day4   Koka - Kyoto
  • Day5   Kyoto
  • Day6   Kyoto - Nara - Osaka
  • Day7   Takamatsu
  • Day8   Naoshima
  • Day9   Kurashiki - Hiroshima
  • Day10   Hiroshima - Iwakuni - Yamaguchi
  • Day11   Nagato - Hagi
  • Day12   Izumo - Matsue
  • Day13   Matsue - Tottori - Kinosaki Onsen
  • Day14   Asago - Himeji - Kobe
  • Day15   Tour ends

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Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Awaji Island / Takamatsu / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Nagato / Hagi / Izumo / Matsue / Tottori / Kinosaki Onsen / Asago / Himeji / Kobe


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Hand-picked Accommodations

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Fully Guided

Guide is available to you 24/7 and sleeps in the same hotel

Unique experiences

Learn to create your own Sushi, meet a geisha or maiko, and more

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Meet locals and visit rural areas of Japan you might miss on other tours