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Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Autumn Leaves

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Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Autumn Leaves

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16 days 15 nights

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Exploring Japan's two main islands: Honshu & Hokkaido, as well as the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.

Japan stretches from north to south and the autumn actually happens at a different time. October is historically the best month in which to see the most Autumn Colours in Tohoku and Southern Hokkaido, far northern Japan and in the high mountains of central Japan. You can experience this tradition plus many others such as the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival when you join this tour. We had designed this tour for tourists who wish to discover parts of Japan that are rarely seen and the famous sights of Tokyo and Kyoto. This tour will focus on the modern city attractions, festival, historical towns, romantic rural landscapes, and other famous sights in Japan.

This tour starts from a visit to Nara as well as the ancient city of Kyoto, where you will have exclusive access to the city's gardens, temples, shrine, castle and specialty shops. You will also have the opportunity to experience a green tea ceremony and meet a maiko (apprentice geisha). Visit Arashiyama, located on the outskirts of Kyoto, famous for its bamboo forest and traditional Zen landscape garden at Tenryuji Temple.

Stroll the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa and see what six attributes make a perfect landscape. Next we will visit the charming village of Shirakawa-go and understand what gassho-zukuri architectural style is. In Takayama, you will experience the 15th Century of Japan as you watch thousands of people in costumes, traditional music performances, and wonderful ornate floats that parades the classic town. See how impressive mother nature is at Hakone and Mt. Fuji . Enjoy a guided tour in Tokyo. Visit Tokyo's cultural landmarks, fashionable neighborhoods and diverse shopping districts, and learn how to make your own sushi with a professional sushi chef and savor your delicious creations.

In Tohoku area, let's explore the wonderfully ornate temples and shrines which have been designated as World Heritage sites in Nikko. We then proceed to Kegon Waterfall situated in Lake Chuzenji, it is one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls. After that we will visit Matsushima, a picturesque bay full of pine tree covered small islands, where we explore ancient caves once frequented by meditating monks. Then we head up to Hiraizumi for a cultural interlude and stroll around the magnificent Japanese Cedar Trees and photogenic buildings at Chusonji Temple. Next we will go to Morioka for a visit to the Morioka Castle Ruins for its beautiful autumn leaves.

In Towada, we visit Lake Towada, Japan's third deepest lake. A volcanic crater lake 44km in circumference and nature walk along the creek through Oirase Gorge. Then from Aomori we proceed to Hakodate by crossing the Tsugaru channel between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu, via the undersea train tunnel. On the island of Hokkaido, we will visit Hakodate, Lake Toya, Noboribetsu, Shiraoi, Otaru, and ends our tour in Sapporo.

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Dates & Price

2024

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Oct 6, 2024 Mon. Oct 21, 2024 USD $6698.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. Oct 6, 2025 Tue. Oct 21, 2025 USD $6698.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Deposit

We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.

What's included

  • • 12 nights Western style and 3 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Osaka Kansai Airport
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 8 lunches and 6 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary.

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

Transport

Travel by private coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling.


Arrival Departure Airports

For arrivals at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), this tour starts in Osaka and ends in Sapporo, with departures at New Chitose Airport (CTS).


Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meet and Greet

Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Osaka
  • Day2   Nara - Kyoto
  • Day3   Kyoto
  • Day4   Bullet Train Ride - Kanazawa - Shirakawa-go - Takayama (Takayama Night Festival)
  • Day5   Takayama (Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival)
  • Day6   Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Tokyo
  • Day7   Tokyo
  • Day8   Tokyo
  • Day9   Nikko
  • Day10   Matsushima
  • Day11   Hiraizumi - Morioka
  • Day12   Towada - Aomori - Seikan Undersea Tunnel - Hakodate
  • Day13   Hakodate - Lake Toya
  • Day14   Noboribetsu - Shiraoi - Sapporo
  • Day15   Sapporo - Otaru
  • Day16   Tour ends

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Central Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Otaru / Sapporo)


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