Crimson leaves and perfect weather make autumn a prime time for travel in Japan.

As summer transitions to autumn, Japan begins to cool down, offering temperate weather that’s perfect for outdoor walks. From mid-November to early December, the trees turn vivid hues of red, orange, and yellow. It’s this combination of cool weather and striking sights that make fall a great season for traveling to Japan.

Bold autumn colours and seasonal flower blooms

As the summer heat wanes and a winter chill begins to set in, Japan’s dense forests begin turning hues of vivid orange, yellow, and red. Traditional gardens and parks showcase these autumn colors and attract crowds of visitors eager to see the changing leaves.

In addition to the striking transformation of the maple and ginkgo trees, there are also several varieties of flower that bloom at this time, with chrysanthemum, spider lily, and cosmos flowers colorfully displayed across the country.

The changing colors and temperate weather also make autumn an ideal time for traditional festivals and events.

Regardless of location, visitors to Japan are sure to encounter numerous local festivities, each boasting centuries of rich history and traditions.

Japan Holidays Autumn Tours

Japan Holidays currently has two fully-escorted tours running this coming Autumn in Japan from early to late November.

1. Dynamic Tour of Kyushu | 6th-12th October 2024

A small-group tour – limited to 4-8 people, in a chauffer-driven vehicle with an English-speaking local guide.

Enjoy dynamic Kyushu, driving through panoramic scenery, visiting shrines, castles, and historical landmarks. Stay in traditional inns, feast on multi-course dinners , soothing onsen spas and the chance to mingle with local people.

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2. Classic Autumn Tour | 17th November – 30th November 2024

For first-time visitors to Japan, Japan Holidays recommends the Classic Autumn Tour which covers all the must-see places including: Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa and Kyoto.

cenic train rides, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wonderful cities, unforgettable shopping, sumptuous dining experiences and even a relaxing soak in a soothing bath — the Classic Autumn Tour has it all.

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Japan Holidays also organise customised tours for clients who don’t wish to join one of the escorted group tours –  please call our dedicated and experienced consultants to discuss what suits you best.