Autumn is one of the most popular times to visit Japan – and for good reason.
Japan’s landscape (70% of it mountainous) bursts into colour with the arrival of koyo (autumn leaves).
Vermillion maple trees shroud Kyoto temples, yellow gingko trees line Tokyo’s streets, and a warm-hued patchwork reflects in the lakes of national parks.
Koyo emerges in Hokkaido in mid-September before sweeping down the country until early December – with November generally peak the best season to experience Japan’s spectacular autumn leaves.
Japan Holidays has two new fully-escorted 2018 tours – both travelling through the country in November to give travellers a never-to-be-forgotten Japan experience.
Departing on Sat 17th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec 2018, over 16 Days and 15 Nights, the World Heritage and Kumano Kodo Autumn Tour 2018 is a fully -escorted tour timed to see Japan’s Autumn colours, and travelling via Mt Fuji , Kyoto and Nara to walk in the footsteps of pilgrims on the Kumano Kodo. The Kumano Kodo is a series of ancient pilgrimage routes that crisscross the largest Peninsula of Japan. Autumn colours, hot springs, outstanding food, stays in Japan’s most popular cities of Tokyo and Kyoto – coupled with walking in the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims. This tour will revitalise any person seeking an intimate tour offering unrivalled beauty – and an understanding of both historical and contemporary Japan.
Departing on 4th November– 11th November 2018, the Autumn Colours Tour of Kyushu tour takes travellers into the heart of Kyushu – Japan’s southernmost major island – and off the typical tourist trail for a unique cultural, historic and culinary experience. Indulge in delicious local ‘kaiseki’ cuisine, visit Gokanosho, the “Land of the Last Samurai”, stay in a traditional inn, or ryokan and relax in a natural hot spring onsen.