Autumn Tours of Japan 2021 & 2022

2021 Small Group Autumn Tours of Japan - max 8 guests

In addition to our 2021 Japan Autumn Tours, on this page we have listed some of our speciality Walking, Food and Garden and Art Tours that run during Japan's autumn. And don't forget to check out our Remote Japan Tours  which visit less touristy destinations.

The small numbers on all these trips in Autumn in Japan 2021 make it possible to enjoy the 'real Japan' in small restaurants and places off the beaten path where larger groups can't go.

2022 Season Japan Autumn Tours

We are receiving a lot of enquiries for 2022 autumn tours and we thank you for your patience. Our 2022 autumn tours are currently being developed in earnest.  Please leave your details through contact us we will let you know as soon as they are released.

Want to book but not sure about your deposit? Find out about current cancellation policy under COVID and book with confidence!

Kamakura
14 days

Can you imagine you are strolling through some of Japan’s iconic sites under the gorgeous coloured autumn leaves? Japan is like a dream. This holiday is paced to give you the time to savour the dream.

Departure Dates
7 Nov 2021Available
Gasshozukuri houses in Shokawa Village in Gifu Prefecture near Shirakawago and Gokayama in autumn

14 days

This tour features Japan’s dramatic natural landscapes from the highest mountains to the deepest gorge and the wildest coastline. Full of authentic cultural experiences including a night stay at a century-old thatched roofed farmhouse. Enjoy the remote part of Japan less visited by tourists.

Departure Dates
29 Oct 2021Contact us
food, food tour of kyushu, Japan, Mujinzou, Michelin star restaurant, Fukuoka

14 days

This tour takes you away from Japan’s main island and its busy cities to explore the island of Kyushu – Japan’s friendly western island famous for its temperate climate, laid-back rhythm, multicultural heritage and fantastic food.

Departure Dates
7 Nov 2021Available
Kamikochi at Japan Alps in autumn

12 days

This tour takes you to experience some of Japan’s most pristine and stunning remote landscapes with the Japan Alps high above you. A variety of short walks (8-10km) through the national parks and small villages is the best way to absorb the brilliant autumn colours.

Departure Dates
1 Oct 2021Contact us
Dewa Sanzan steps

13 days

The 2021 Walking Tour of Northern Japan takes you through spiritual mountains, national parks ablaze in autumn colours and authentic onsen villages. An ideal opportunity to experience the beautiful Japanese rural landscapes and the warm traditional hospitality of northern Japan.

Departure Dates
11 Oct 2021Contact us
Naruko gorge in Miyagi Prefecture in Tohoku (northern Japan) in autumn colours

13 days

This tour takes you to Japan’s northern region of Tohoku, which is much less visited by international tourists, with its distinctive rural traditions and warm relaxed hospitality, intense autumn colours and stunning natural landscapes.

Departure Dates
25 Oct 2021Available

15 days

Our most comprehensive and popular tour of Japan showcasing the spectacular autumn colours as the name suggests. It is packed with all the must-see sites of Japan, cultural activities and memorable experiences.

Departure Dates
8 Nov 2021Available
Kinkakuji temple in Kyoto Japan in autumn

14 days

Highlighting natural and manmade beauties of Japan in blazing autumn colours, this comfort tour takes you to some of the internationally renowned Japanese gardens and art museums as well as small hidden beauties.

Departure Dates
13 Nov 2021Fully booked
Walking Tour of Japan in Autumn on the Nakasendo way - Tsumago

12 days

An unforgettable hiking experience for active travellers along the Nakasendo Way – Japan’s most famous walking route. In addition we delve deeper into less explored secret walks in the iconic cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Takayama.

Departure Dates
14 Nov 2021Contact us

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

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.