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2024/2025/2026 JAPAN AUTUMN TOURS

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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.

Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTV5965458     3 reviews

Discover Japan Autumn - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Jidai Festival

11 days 10 nights

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from USD $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)
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USD $1090.00
The Discover Japan Tour with Jidai Festival offers a must- see look through the ages at Kyoto history and traditional culture, plus sights and activities at must-see Japan destinations to delight every traveler.

Discover the history and traditional culture of Japan over a thousand years past during the Discover Japan Group Tour featuring Kyoto’s Jidai Festival. The Jidai Festival, or “Festival of Ages”, proudly displays the history of Kyoto as Japan’s capital for over a thousand years, and celebrates the legacy of the city as the center of traditional Japanese culture. The tour includes the festival’s main event: an long procession going from the old Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine, in whi... View More

Discover the history and traditional culture of Japan over a thousand years past during the Discover Japan Group Tour featuring Kyoto’s Jidai Festival. The Jidai Festival, or “Festival of Ages”, proudly displays the history of Kyoto as Japan’s capital for over a thousand years, and celebrates the legacy of the city as the center of traditional Japanese culture. The tour includes the festival’s main event: an long procession going from the old Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine, in which the participants in the parade are dressed up in colorful historic costumes that reflect each of the time periods, from the Meiji Restoration (1868) back to the Heian Period (794). The parade is the highlight of our Discover Japan group tour itinerary, which includes cultural delights in Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka, with the addition of stunning natural beauty in Yudanaka and the Old Nakasendo Road for an authentic cultural Japan tour experience.

The tour begins in Tokyo and includes Tsukiji Outer Market, the Imperial Palace, a Sushi-Making Experience, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Skytree, and Asakusa Sensoji Temple, plus a half- day to explore Tokyo on your own. We go from there to the Fuji Five Lakes area to find exceptional views of Mount Fuji at Arakurayama Sengen Park and Lake Kawaguchi, plus a look at the Kubota Itchiku Art Museum’s dyed silk kimono. We then travel to Matsumoto, from which we visit the adorable snow monkeys in the mountains of Yudanaka, the Hokusai Museum in Obuse, and the Kiso Valley. In this enchanting valley, we walk the Old Nakasendo Road from Magome to Tsumago, which includes old-fashioned Japanese towns and beautiful landscapes. Check our itinerary for the different options we offer when walking the Nakasendo. We finally arrive in Kyoto to see the magnificent Jidai Festival procession, which is a who’s-who of Japanese historical figures, including Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Sakamoto Ryoma, Saigo Takamori, Tomoe Gozen, and Murasaki Shikibu. You will be able to see Kyoto locals dressed up as samurai, merchants, artisans, courtiers, fishermen, and other groups across the spectrum of social classes. We also make time to see the Arashiyama District, the Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Fushimi Sake District, and the Gion Geisha District, which includes a Geisha Dinner Experience. After briefly stopping in Nara to see Todaiji Temple and meet the wild deer, the tour finishes in Osaka with a visit to Osaka Castle and teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, and a tour of Dotonbori Street Food.

Our Discover Japan Tours with Jidai Festival offer transportation via private coach, with a few public transit days and a 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. Please browse our detailed itineraries for more information.


Destinations

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

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