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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
2017 Autumn Colours Tour of Japan

Our most comprehensive autumn tour

16 days FULLY BOOKED 7 November – 22 NovemberSee detail
2017 Autumn Leaves Tour of Japan

Autumn leaves, iconic sites, culture and more

16 days FULLY BOOKED 5 November – 20 NovemberSee detail
16 days FULLY BOOKED 12 November – 27 NovemberSee detail
2017 Autumn Tour of Japan – Classic Route

Specially timed for autumn colours in classic locations

12 days Places available 19 November – 30 NovemberSee detail
12 days Places available 26 November – 7 DecemberSee detail
2017 Autumn Tour of Japan – Wild West

Japan’s deepest gorges and highest mountains.

14 days Places available 28 September – 11 OctoberSee detail
14 days FULLY BOOKED 27 October – 9 NovemberSee detail
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 Places available 21 October – 2 NovemberSee detail
2017 Food Tour of Japan in Autumn

Best Japanese food, traditions and autumn colours

12 days FULLY BOOKED 13 November – 24 NovemberSee detail

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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