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Autumn Tours of Japan

The coloured autumn leaves contrast especially well with Japan’s majestic castles and temples. Try one of our autumn tours to experience it yourself. Click for help in selecting your autumn tour.

Fuji in Autumn
2018 Autumn Colours Spectacular

A comprehensive Japan experience in autumn packed full of cultural activities and immersion

16 days Available 5 November – 20 NovemberSee details
16 days Available 12 November – 27 NovemberSee details
2018 Autumn Leaves Tour of Japan

Travel the breadth of Japan at autumn time with this tour focusing on comfort and a relaxed pace of travel

15 days Available 21 October – 4 NovemberSee details
15 days Available 8 November – 22 NovemberSee details
2018 Autumn Tour of Japan – Classic Route

Specially timed to experience Japan’s autumn colours in classic locations while travelling in comfort

12 days Available 25 November – 6 DecemberSee details
2018 Autumn Tour of Japan – Wild West

Experience Japan’s autumn colour combining remote villages and pristine wilderness with the not-to-be missed sites

14 days Available 28 October – 10 NovemberSee details
Autumn in Northern Japan
2018 Autumn Tour of Northern Japan

A journey through Japan’s northern Tohoku region – stunning nature and rustic towns against autumn’s spectacular backdrop

12 days Available 25 October – 5 NovemberSee details
2018 Food Tour of Japan in Autumn

A gastronomic adventure in autumn, exploring Japan’s fantastic food traditions and culture on the friendly island of Kyushu

12 days Available 12 November – 23 NovemberSee details
2018 Japan Alps Tour in Autumn

An adventure into the remote alpine regions and mountain villages of the Japan Alps in autumn-time for active travellers who love exploring by foot

12 days Available 6 October – 17 OctoberSee details
Fuji in Autumn
2017 Autumn Colours Tour of Japan

Our most comprehensive autumn tour

16 days Fully booked 7 November – 22 NovemberSee details
2017 Autumn Leaves Tour of Japan

Autumn leaves, iconic sites, culture and more

16 days Fully Booked 5 November – 20 NovemberSee details
16 days Fully booked 12 November – 27 NovemberSee details
2017 Autumn Tour of Japan – Classic Route

Specially timed for autumn colours in classic locations

12 days Fully booked 19 November – 30 NovemberSee details
12 days Fully Booked 26 November – 7 DecemberSee details
2017 Autumn Tour of Japan – Wild West

Japan’s deepest gorges and highest mountains.

14 days Fully booked 28 September – 11 OctoberSee details
14 days Fully booked 27 October – 9 NovemberSee details
Autumn in Northern Japan
2017 Autumn Tour of Northern Japan

Ideal for those revisiting Japan, this tour will take you to some of the less tourist packed parts of the country.

13 days Fully booked 21 October – 2 NovemberSee details

Had a fabulous time with a great group of people. I loved the country, the culture, the people and everything about the tour – hope to do another tour with JTTE – maybe Hokkaido or Kyushu next time

Vivien Hewitt, Western Australia

 This was my first trip with JTTE and already I am looking at the program for next year thinking about another one. I liked the fact that it was a small group, the organisation was spot on and the food everywhere was outstanding.

Dee Mason – NSW Australia

Selecting from Autumn Tours of Japan

Choosing the right time to see the best autumn colours tour is mostly about where you go to Japan. Almost everywhere in Japan, at the right time of autumn, is spectacular. A good time to tour Japan is from mid October to see Northern and higher parts to the west of Japan. The less crowded and most pristine areas see the autumn colours first. In the North, by early November, most of the colour has fallen to the ground.

Conveniently however, the coloured leaves start to appear in volume in the central areas of Japan in early November. So, November is the time to tour central Japan. Tours of the east coast of Japan towards the end of November are very rewarding. There are strong displays up to early/mid December.

Further south, in places like Kyushu where it is warmer, very big displays are on show until well into December.

Journey to East the provides a range of Autumn Tours of Japan. The tours straddle the autumn coloured leaves season. Each tour takes advantage of the area in colour to see many of the unique sites there.

Autumn News

Four seasons in Japan

You often hear that Japan is blessed with a beautifully distinct four seasons. But you’ve got to experience one or more of the seasons to actually know what it means. We have just completed our signature spring ‘Cherry Blossom Spectacular Tour’ and comments we received from the members of the tour demonstrate that the experience…

Our Travel Style

At Journey to the East we are committed to providing authentic, small group tours to Japan – whether standard tours or custom-built for private groups. Our travel style is to immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of unique experiences.

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