Autumn Leaves Japan 14 Days
Tokyo, Hakone, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kyoto and Hiroshima
|Duration||13 nights and 14 days|
|Departs||Daily During November to mid-December|
|Price||From $3,520 per person (based on twin share)|
The Autumn Leaves Japan package contains many of the must-see spectacles of Japan plus some of the best autumn leaves viewing locations. Experience the hustle and bustle of modern Tokyo, the rich culture and history of Kyoto and Hiroshima, the tradition and nature in Takayama and the icon of Japan, Mt Fuji, all rolled into one! History, food, culture, ultra-modern, nature, tradition. Every moment has a new surprise waiting for you.
Day 1: Tokyo
Upon arrival in Tokyo, commence your exploration of the city. First, head to Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the best places to see coloured leaves in Tokyo. The 144 acre downtown oasis is home to approximately 500 different kinds of plants. Next, visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building in Shinjuku. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Tokyo from the free observation deck.
Accommodation: Tokyo – 3 nights
Day 2: Tokyo
Take the Tokyo (Cityrama) Morning Tour (9:00 to 13:10)
After the tour, discover the Ueno area including the Ameyoko Ueno Markets, Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo – famous for its giant pandas.
Day 3: Tokyo
Take a day trip to Kamakura, a beautiful coastal city that was also the capital of Japan from 1192-1333.
Day 4: Tokyo – Hakone
Get aboard the Mt Fuji & Hakone 1 Day Tour (9:00 – 17.30)
Once the tour disbands, head back to your accommodation for dinner.
Accommodation: Hakone – 1 night (Dinner, Breakfast)
Day 5: Hakone – Takayama
Head to Takayama, a charming little samurai town in the heart of the Japanese Alps. Explore this lovely historic town at your own pace. Stroll around Kamisanmachi to view the traditional samurai houses. Take your time wandering through Takayama Jinya (a former government outpost) and the Festival Floats Museum.
Accommodation: Takayama – 2 nights
Day 6: Takayama – Shirakawago – Takayama
Take a day trip and savour the idyllic scenery of Shirakawago. This World Heritage listed village contains many traditional thatched-roof farmhouses. An optional guided tour to Shirakawago and Gokayama is also available.
Day 7: Takayama – Kyoto
Stroll through the riverside morning market in Takayama, then move on to Kyoto. Upon arrival in Kyoto discover the local food culture at the Nishiki Food Market. Then explore the Kyoto Station area. The free observation deck provides you with a sweeping Kyoto city view.
Accommodation: Kyoto – 4 nights
Day 8: Kyoto
Join the Kyoto Morning Tour (8:35 – 13:00)
After the tour, marvel at the wooden structure of the Kiyomizu-no-Butai (Kiyomizu Stage) at Kiyomizudera Temple. Then, visit Gion, one of the largest geisha districts in Kyoto.
Day 9: Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto
Be captivated by the thousands of vermillion torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine then travel to Tofukuji Temple. The beautiful spectacle of Tsutenkyo Bridge viewed through coloured autumn leaves is one of the most popular spots in Kyoto. Continue your journey to Nara. Visit Todaiji Temple, then walk through Nara Park and on to Kasuga Taisha Shrine. On the way back to Nara Station, stroll around Naramachi, the former merchant district of Nara.
Day 10: Kyoto
Explore more of Kyoto. Visit Ginkakuji Temple then savour the elegance of Kyoto while meandering along the ‘Philosopher’s Walk’. Stop by Eikando Hall at Zenrinji Temple, well-known for its beautiful autumn leaves. Slowly make your way towards Nanzenji Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine.
Day 11: Kyoto – Hiroshima
Catch a train to the peace city, Hiroshima. Witness and learn of the tragic results of war and heartbreaking stories at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum.
Accommodation: Hiroshima – 2 nights
Day 12: Hiroshima – Miyajima Island – Hiroshima
Board a ferry to the shrine island, Miyajima, where the giant floating tori gate on the sea is waiting to greet you. You will be fascinated by the sublime, vermillion Itsukushima Shrine, a world heritage site that floats with the rising tide. Stroll around the island and Mt Misen before returning to Hiroshima.
Day 13: Hiroshima – Tokyo
Visit Hiroshima Castle, originally built in 1589 and destroyed by the atomic bomb during WWII in 1945. In 1958, the present castle was reconstructed and opened as a museum for the public. Head off to Tokyo in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Tokyo – 1 night
Day 14: Tokyo – Narita International Airport
Depart Japan or head to your next destination.
*The order of the tour can be changed and the length increased or decreased to match your requirements.
– Mega and modern city Tokyo
– Japan’s icon, Mt Fuji and Hakone
– Historic samurai town Takayama
– Traditional farmhouses in Shirakawago
– Ancient cities Kyoto and Nara
– Peace city Hiroshima and sacred island Miyajima
|Duration||13 nights and 14 days (travel order can be changed, length of tour can be extended or decreased)|
|Departure Dates||During autumn leaves season (November to mid-December)
*Please note that autumn leaves viewing is not guaranteed due to Mother Nature. Coloured leaves are dependant on the weather.
|Route||Tokyo, Hakone, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kyoto and Hiroshima|
|Tour Type||Self guided package: pick up/drop off service is not available|
|Price (land fee)||Twin share from $3,520 per person
Triple share from $3,195 per person
Single from $4,375 per person
– 13 nights accommodation in a standard room in 3-4 star hotels
・ 4 nights in Tokyo – Shiba Park Hotel or similar
・ 1 night in Hakone – Hakone Hotel or similar
・ 2 nights in Takayama – Takayama Ouan, Hida Hotel Plaza or similar
・ 2 nights in Hiroshima – Hotel New Hiroden, Granvia Hiroshima or similar
・ 3 nights in Kyoto, Osaka or Nara – New Miyako Hotel (Kyoto), Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda (Osaka) or Hotel Nikko Nara similar
・ 1 lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast in Hakone
– Tokyo Morning Tour with local English-speaking guide
– Mt Fuji & Hakone 1 Day Tour (includes lunch) with local English-speaking guide
– Kyoto Morning Tour with local English-speaking guide
– Flights: We can assist with your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us with your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.
– Travel expenses (unless covered by the Japan Rail Pass).
– Meals: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
– Activities or tours: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
*You can add any day tours or activities you like, we can arrange this for you.
– Admission fees: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance
*Non-smoking rooms may be available on request. We book non-smoking rooms when available.
*Please read our term and conditions.
*Package inclusions are subject to availability.
*Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.