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Between Tokyo and Osaka: Autumn Tour

Explore the best destinations Between Tokyo and Osaka, including Takasaki, Yudanaka Onsen, Karuizawa, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, and Kanazawa, on this 6-day journey during the autumn season.

Tour Code: GTB6482820

Tour Information

Land cost: from USD $2498.00

Single supplement: USD $450.00

Tour duration: 6 days 5 nights

Tokyo / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa / Osaka

Tour cost includes:
• 4 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
• Meet and greet upon arrival at Tokyo Narita Airport or Haneda Airport
• Airport transfers on arrival and departure
• Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
• Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide
• Breakfast everyday
• 2 lunches and 2 dinners
Admission fees and activities
• All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

Dates & Price
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Status
Mon. Oct 20, 2025 Sat. Oct 25, 2025 USD $2498.00 Tokyo Osaka View Tour
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Status
Mon. Sep 7, 2026 Sat. Sep 12, 2026 USD $2498.00 Tokyo Osaka View Tour
Mon. Oct 19, 2026 Sat. Oct 24, 2026 USD $2498.00 Tokyo Osaka View Tour

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.


Day 1

Tokyo Narita Airport or Haneda Airport

Welcome to Tokyo! You will be met at the arrival gate by an AJT representative holding an "All Japan Tours" sign.

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar class

NOTE 1: 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, please contact us for the transfer if needed.

NOTE 2: If you wish to stay extra nights before the tour starts, please contact us to book hotel accommodations.

Day 2

Takasaki (Shorinzan Daruma Temple / Daruma Painting Experience), Karuizawa (Stone Church / Shiraito Waterfall)

In the morning, we depart Toyko for Takasaki in Gunma Prefecture, where we visit Shorinzan Daruma Temple, which is well known for the crafting of adorable daruma dolls. While there, enjoy an experience painting a daruma doll for yourself. Then we travel to the mountain resort town of Karuizawa, first to see the Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church. This distinctive architectural marvel features a series of connecting stone arches, each expanding further and futher outward. Finally, we visit Shiraito Falls. One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan, Shiraito Falls appears like a broad curtain of delicate white threads falling over the rocky surface. After, we proceed to the evening's accommodation at Yudanaka.

Breakfast / Dinner

Ryokan Biyu no Yado or similar class

Day 3

Yudanaka (Snow Monkey Park), Matsumoto (Japan Ukiyoe Museum)

Today, we start with a trip to see the famous snow monkeys of the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. These adorable monkeys can be seen bathing together in a natural hot spring, creating a charming scene of the monkeys in their natural habitat. Then, we travel to Matsumoto, a former castle town containing the Japan Ukiyoe Museum. This art museum preserves works of Hokusai, Eizen, Hiroshige, and other masters. After, we continue to the evening's accommodation at Takayama.

Breakfast / Lunch

Mercure Hida Takayama or similar class

Day 4

Takayama (Morning Market / Takayama Jinya / Old Town), Shirakawa-go (Gassho-zukuri Minkaen)

In the morning, we tour Takayama, starting with a visit to one of the city's Morning Markets. Also known as Asaiichi, the Morning Market is an excellent opportunity to browse local wares and handicrafts, or to enjoy watching the interactions of the locals if you don't feel like shopping. From there, we go to Takayama Jinya, a former government office now preserved as a time- capsule of life and the economic workings of the city during the Edo Period. Within, you can see well-preserved offices, residences, conference rooms - even an interrogation room. We travel into the mountains to the village of Shirakawa-go, which was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its heritage buildings preserving the "gassho-zukuri" construction style, featuring thickly thatched sloping roofs folded like hands in prayer. We will tour the Gassho-zukuri Minkaen, which is an open-air museum of buildings that showcase the village's distinct architecture. After, we proceed to the evening's accommodation in Kanazawa.

Breakfast / Dinner

Hotel Nikko Kanazawa or similar class

Day 5

Kanazawa (Kenrokuen Garden / Nagamachi Samurai District - Nomura Samurai House / Gold Leaf Experience)

After breakfast, we tour Kanazawa, beginning with it's most important landmark, Kenrokuen Garden. One of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, Kenrokuen is designed so as to be beautiful in all seasons, according to the six "sublimities" of Chinese landscape garden design. The tour continues to the Nagamachi Samurai District, where the feudal lords of Kanazawa housed their most important retainers. One of the most important of these residences is the Nomura Samurai House, which housed multiple generations of the Nomura samurai family. As you explore the house, you can get a sense of the simple elegance in which the family lived, see their ancestral armor and weapons, and admire the gorgeous backyard garden. Then, attend a Gold Leaf Experience and learn about Kanazawa's signature product, including a hands-on activity where you can try decorating an item with gold leaf. After, we take an express train to Osaka and check in to the evening's accommodation.

Breakfast / Lunch

Hotel Elsereine Osaka or similar class

Day 6

Tour Ends

After breakfast, our tour officially ends.
Checkout time is 11 am.
Transfer to Osaka Kansai Airport for departure.


NOTE 3: The departure airport transfer is ONLY available on the last day of the tour. If you plan to stay extra nights after the tour, please contact us for the transfer if needed.

NOTE 4: If you would like to stay longer in Japan, please contact us to book hotel accommodations.