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Grand Tour of Japan: Autumn Leaves & Cherry Blossoms

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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: GTT2362434     10 reviews

Grand Tour of Japan: Autumn Leaves & Cherry Blossoms

22 days 21 nights

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from USD $8898.00
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USD $1900.00
Explore Japan's all four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu...plus enjoy the Obara Shikizakura Festival, where fall foliage and cherry blossoms appear at the same time.

Among Japan's incredible seasonal scenes, both spring cherry blossoms and autumn leaves draw visitors to view its nature vistas, landscape gardens, and city parks. But if you are looking to view both in one trip, the city of Obara offers what can only be described as the best of both worlds. Obara is the one place in Japan where, unbelievably, you can experience both autumn leaves and cherry blossoms at once. Special cherry trees known as Shikizakura, or "four-seasons cherry tree", bloom... View More

Among Japan's incredible seasonal scenes, both spring cherry blossoms and autumn leaves draw visitors to view its nature vistas, landscape gardens, and city parks. But if you are looking to view both in one trip, the city of Obara offers what can only be described as the best of both worlds. Obara is the one place in Japan where, unbelievably, you can experience both autumn leaves and cherry blossoms at once. Special cherry trees known as Shikizakura, or "four-seasons cherry tree", bloom twice: first presenting their beauty to visitors in spring, then blossoming once again in the fall, to a fiery backdrop of autumn maple leaves. Shikizakura first start their fall return in late October, coming into full flower in mid-November; the perfect time for viewing together with the fall foliage. On this tour, we will take advantage of the season to enjoy this rare and incredibly beautiful fantasy scene.

This 22 days Grand Tour of Japan is the longest and most comprehensive escorted group tour of Japan that you will find. Tour starts from the northern island to the far south by a private coach, visiting all 4 main islands of Japan. This tour caters a wide variety of interest about Japan from culture, festival, architecture, nature, rural villages, historic towns and modern city attractions.

This tour will start from Hokkaido, where we will visit Otaru, Sapporo, Shiraoi, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya and Hakodate. Then we proceed to Aomori by crossing the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu, via the undersea train tunnel. In Honshu Island, we will visit the Nebuta Warasse, a well done museum about the Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori. Then proceed to Lake Towada, Japan's third deepest lake. A volcanic crater lake 44km in circumference and nature walk along the creek through Oirase Gorge. Then we head to Morioka and Hiraizumi for a cultural interlude and stroll around the magnificent Japanese Cedar Trees and photogenic buildings at Chusonji Temple. After that we will visit Matsushima, a picturesque bay full of pine tree covered small islands, where we explore ancient caves once frequented by meditating monks. Allow yourself to also explore the wonderfully ornate temples and shrines which have been designated as World Heritage sites in Nikko.

Next we will continue our journey to one of the busiest city in the world. Let's enjoy a fully guided tour in Tokyo. Visit Tokyo's cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods and diverse 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.

Then proceed to the Mt Fuji-Hakone national park. See how impressive Mother Nature is when you are there. Visit the Obara Shikizakura Festival to see both the fiery red and orange autumn leaves and the soft pink cherry blossoms en route to Takayama, located amongst the Japanese Alps. Due to their remote location, these places are beautifully preserved and developed their own culture that is unique from the rest of Japan. Visit the charming village of Shirakawa-go and understand what gassho-zukuri architectural style is. You'll also have a chance to visit the beautiful, but often overlooked by Western tourists, city of Kanazawa. Here, you'll visit the Kenrokuen Garden (one of Japan's top three gardens) and see what six attributes make a perfect landscape.

Visit Osaka and Nara as well as 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), and stroll the beautiful Arashiyama, the outskirt of Kyoto, famous for its beautiful autumn leaves.

Visit to Himeji Castle, a splendid example of traditional architecture and one of the few original castles remaining in Japan. Then, we will make our way to the photogenic canal area of Kurashiki, cross the inland sea to Shikoku Island, visit the open air museum of Shikoku Mura Village, and see why Japanese gardens are famous in Takamatsu.

From Shikoku Island, we will drive through the Shimanami Kaido, a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's main island of Shikoku to the island of Honshu, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea, back to Honshu Island. Proceed to Hiroshima where you’ll visit the Peace Memorial Museum and surrounding Peace Park. On Miyajima Island, you will have a chance to view the famed 'floating' Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine.

From Hiroshima, we will take a ride on the top speed Shinkansen bullet train to Kyushu Island and visit the Kitsuki Samurai Districts. In Beppu, marvel at the Jigoku 'hell' of bubbling waters and geysers scattered across the town. Then enjoy a scenic drive to Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park where you will get an opportunity to meet with some of the 1,500 wild Japanese monkeys up close. We will also explore Takachiho, a place of myths and legends. In Nagasaki, visit Nagasaki Peace Park, Dejima, Glover Gardens with its romantic turn of the century houses, and Oura Catholic Church, the oldest standing Christian church in Japan.

This itinerary is perfect for those who wish to discover the whole country in one time and see all Japan has to offer.


Destinations

Sapporo / Otaru / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Towada / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Obara / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki / Fukuoka

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