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Discover Japan Autumn Leaves Tour - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo

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2024/2025/2026 AUTUMN LEAVES TOURS

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Discover Japan Autumn Leaves Tour - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo

11 days 10 nights

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Discover the natural beauty and cultural wonder of Japan in from Tokyo to Osaka, through Mount Fuji, Yudanaka (Nagano), the Old Nakasendo Road, Kyoto, and Nara during the delightful autumn leaves season.

The gorgeous fall season is one of the best times to discover the beauties of Japan. While on our Discover Japan Autumn Leaves Group Tour, the parks and gardens of Japan flush with red, gold, and orange colors, adding an atmosphere of seasonal beauty and enchantment that makes any tour of Japan even better. The top destinations of Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and especially Mount Fuji, feature spectacular locations that are unmissable in autumn. Our Discover Japan itineraries add a selection of the best autumn leaves sites along with stops in Yudanaka and Obuse, and hike through the Kiso Valley along the Old Nakasendo Road, for a complete tour to delight travelers looking for that once-in-a-lifetime Japan tour experience amid breathtaking autumn colors.

The tour starts in Tokyo, with a schedule of sights and activities, featuring the captivating rows of bright yellow ginkgo trees along Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Avenue and the strolling paths of Rikugien Garden, bright with maple leaves. Your time in Tokyo also includes a Sushi-making Experience, Tsukiji Outer Market, Imperial Palace, Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Street, and Shibuya Crossing. We go from there to the Fuji Five Lakes area, taking in the views of the sacred Mountain from Arakurayama Sengen Park and Lake Kawaguchi, with a special stop at the lake’s “Momiji Kairo”, or Maple Corridor to admire its fall foliage. We depart to Matsumoto, which serves as our gateway to a day with the cute and curious Snow Monkeys of Yudanaka followed by a hike from Magome to Tsumago in the breathtaking Kiso Valley along the Old Nakasendo Road, the landscape of which is adorned with splashes of autumn color. Please check our itinerary for the different optional ways you can enjoy this time-honored walk. The tour continues to Kyoto, the old imperial capital of Japan, which offers some of the best autumn scenery in the country, especially in the Arashiyama district. While touring this gorgeous part of Kyoto, enjoy the pretty autumn landscapes seen during the Sagano Scenic Train Ride and while walking around Tenryuji Temple and the Sagano Bamboo Forest. While in Kyoto, we see beautiful Tofukuji Temple and Tsutenkyo Bridge, offering visitors a gorgeous vista of a valley filled with maple trees. We also stop at Kiyomizu Temple, Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Preserved Street, the Golden Pavilion, and the Gion Geisha District, while enjoying experiences including a Geisha Dinner, Green Tea Ceremony and Kimono Experience. As the tour draws to a close, we admire Todaiji Temple and Nara Deer Park in Nara (which is a lovely spot in autumn), and go to Katsuragi for a Sumo Experience. Then we finish the tour in Osaka, visiting Osaka Castle and teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, and taking a Street Food Tour of Dotonbori.

Our Discover Japan Autumn Leaves Tours offer transportation via private coach (with included ride on a bullet train), plus deluxe hotel accommodations (one Japanese-style accommodation), breakfast everyday and other meals as listed, and accompaniment by one of our friendly, professional English-speaking guides. Book one of our Discover Japan Autumn Leaves group tours with AJT today! Please browse our detailed itineraries for more information.

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Dates & Price

2024

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Sun. Nov 10, 2024 Wed. Nov 20, 2024 USD $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Nov 9, 2025 Wed. Nov 19, 2025 USD $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. Nov 9, 2026 Thu. Nov 19, 2026 USD $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus 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

  • • 8 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport or Haneda Airport
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach and public transportation transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 5 lunches and 4 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 and public transport including Shinkansen bullet train.


Arrival Departure Airports

For arrivals at Narita Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND), this tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka, with departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX).


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. 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   Tokyo
  • Day4   Tokyo - Mt Fuji - Matsumoto
  • Day5   Matsumoto - Yudanaka - Obuse - Matsumoto
  • Day6   Matsumoto - Kiso Valley - Bullet Train to Kyoto
  • Day7   Kyoto
  • Day8   Kyoto
  • Day9   Kyoto - Nara - Katsuragi - Osaka
  • Day10   Osaka
  • Day11   Tour ends

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Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka


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