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Japan Colorful Autumn Tour - Tokyo, Hakone Hot Springs, Kyoto, Shinkansen

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Japan Colorful Autumn Tour - Tokyo, Hakone Hot Springs, Kyoto, Shinkansen

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4,872

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  • 7 Days

Japan Colorful Autumn Tour - Tokyo, Hakone Hot Springs, Kyoto, Shinkansen

Discover Japan in its most colorful season, where the autumn leaves blend with modernism and Japanese culture in Tokyo and Kyoto. In between, find relaxation in the hot spring resort town of Hakone with stunning views of Mt. Fuji. In Tokyo, try a creative sushi making course at the Tsukiji Market, while in Kyoto, see the many facets of Japanese culture in the temples and shrines all part of this Japan Autumn Tour.

Arrival, Transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival, meet with your English Speaking Assistant and transfer to central Tokyo and check in to your accommodation to begin your Japan Autumn tour. Rest of the day free at your leisure after your long flight. Feel free to get your bearings or explore the area if you're up for it and to get yourself lost in the stunning orange, yellow and reddish colors of this season in Japan. Your assistant can provide you with local recommendations to this exciting city. Read more

Tokyo 4★+ Hotel
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Tokyo Sights, Sushi Workshop & Gardens

Day 2, today your Private English Speaking guide will show you what Tokyo has to offer. Start the Japan Autumn tour at the Tsukiji Fish Market - one of the world's largest fish and seafood markets in the world for the past 90 years, supplying many of Tokyo's restaurants and residents alike with the freshest stock around. Try your hand at a sushi making workshop and then taste your own fresh creations afterwards. Visit Sensoji Temple (Kaminarimon) and Nakamise Market to see one of Tokyo's most popular and colorful temples with a romantic history. The Tokyo Sky Tree is also nearby where you can ascend half a kilometer up into the sky and get views of all of Tokyo and beyond! Next, visit the trendy Harajuku area which is within walking distance of Meiji Jingu Shrine and Yoyogi park. As the sun sets, be sure to head over to Rikugien - regarded as the most beautiful place in Tokyo to see the fall foliage with a special night time illumination. Read more

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Nikko Sightseeing

Day 3, you will head outside of Tokyo by bus to the World Heritage Site of Nikko. The rural backdrop provides a stunningly colorful frame for the lavish temples, shrines, ancient bridges and even several waterfalls in this area. You will visit the flashy Nikko Toshogu Shrine, scenic Lake Chuzenji and the beautiful Kegon Falls. Lunch will be included today. Read more

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Hakone and Mt Fuji, Hot Springs Bath

Transfer to Hakone with your private guide on your first Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train ride today. In the Thermal Wonderland of Hakone, is where you'll enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt Fuji in autumn in the near distance. All transportation is included here - Tozan Train, Ropeway, Cable Car, Buses and Pirate Ship across Lake Ashi. See the lush nature in this area fused with the volcanic landscape. Next on your Japan autumn tour, in the evening, enjoy a traditional Kaiseki cuisine dinner while draped in a robe at your Japanese Style accommodations (Ryokan). The open-air hot springs bath in your private room will soothe your whole body as you reflect on your enjoyable day. Read more

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Shinkansen to Kyoto & River Cruise

Transfer to the cultural capital of Japan - Kyoto for the next 2 days by Shinkansen Bullet Train to enjoy the stunning autumn scenery that it can offer. Once there, you will be met with your English Speaking Guide and be whisked away to Kameoka where you will board a Japanese Merchant Boat for an exciting 16km ride down the Hozu River while experiencing exciting rapids and mysterious deep pools through the ravine in the beautiful seasonal scenery. The boat will disembark in Arashiyama which is one of the most popular and beautiful areas of Kyoto for fall foliage. Here, you will see the Togetsukyo Bridge and magical Bamboo Forest. Take a ride on a rickshaw for a little bit of fun! At the end of the forest trail, you will be met with Tenryuji Temple which is the headquarters of the Zen Buddhist Sect in Japan. A small hike from here will lead you to the Monkey Park where 100+ cute but mischievous Japanese macaque monkeys await your arrival. Feel free to feed and play with them. Check into your Kyoto accommodations and have the rest of your night to take in the city's charming atmosphere and explore the local traditional streets. Read more

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Kyoto and Nara Sightseeing

Today, you will spend the morning walking through Tofuku-ji Temple which provides some of the best fall colors in all of Japan. A 15 minute walk away and you will arrive at Fushimi Inari Shrine and its 10,000 red torii gates. After spending time here and enjoying lunch, take a train ride to Nara - the former capital of Japan. Here you will find the massive Todaiji Temple with Buddha statue inside, the beautiful Kasuga Taisha Shrine and the expansive Nara Park with its 1,000 free roaming deer. Read more

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Transfer to Tokyo Airport, Departure

Transfer back to Tokyo Station by Shinkansen Bullet Train. Be sure to look on your left side while on the train to catch a final glimpse of Mt Fuji surrounded by the beautiful autumn shades of the tree leaves. Your English Speaking Assistant will greet you when you get off the train and will take you to the International Airport and help facilitate the check-in process. Catch your flight back home with suitcases filled with souvenirs and your hearts filled with unforgettable memories from your colorful Japan autumn tour. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Tokyo
Day 4
Location Hakone
Hotel Setsugetsuka
Day 5
Location Kyoto
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Tokyo
Day 4
Location Hakone
Day 5
Location Kyoto

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfers from/to the airport with Express Train pre-reserved seating with private assistant
  • 4 stars+ rated accommodation
  • Shinkansen Bullet Train pre-reserved seating
  • Certified Local English Speaking guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast at all accommodation
  • Bus tour to Nikko including lunch
  • River cruise fares
  • Sushi making workshop

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips (not required in Japan)
  • Meals and Beverages except those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • The prices are for per person based on double occupancy.
  • Prices will vary based on season and availability.
  • Itinerary, locations, attractions, hotels, etc. can all be tailor-made according to your budget/liking.

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Alan R., United States

A trip to Japan was #1 on our bucket list. As my wife noted on the flight back, the trip as arranged by Scott, met and surpassed our highest expectations. It was fantastic from start to finish! He listened to what we wanted, in all the diversity of types of things we wished to do, and he deliver

Amanda T., United States

Scott helped me to maximize that time and focus my experience on both Kyoto highlights and some hidden gems. He worked with me to understand my "must sees" and recommended other important stops based on his local knowledge-- many of which ended up being my favorite spots. Incredibly responsive to m

Steve B., United States

We had a terrific trip. Every detail was perfect, and the tour planner was a pleasure to work with. We went to Niseko, then Tokyo and Kyoto. The tour planner’s recommendations were terrific and everything from the planning, to the guides, hotel, bullet train and side trips worked like clock-work. Read more

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