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Japan In Depth Autumn Tour (Reverse) with Koyasan

Fully Escorted

Local Cuisine

Handpicked Hotels

Private Transportation

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2024/2025/2026 JAPAN AUTUMN TOURS


Tour Code: GTS1454290

Japan In Depth Autumn Tour (Reverse) with Koyasan

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14 days 13 nights

fromUSD $5798.00


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Single Supplement: USD $1170.00

Exploring Japan's three main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu.

This is one of the most comprehensive escorted tours of Japan available. We will explore Japan's three main islands by taking you from Kyushu Island (Nagasaki, Takachiho, Beppu) to Honshu Island (Hiroshima), then to Shikoku Island (Takamatsu, Tokushima), and cross the sea back to Honshu Island to visit Mt Koya (Koyasan), Kyoto, Nara, Mt Fuji, and Tokyo. This tour is designed for those who want to see the undiscovered regions of Japan, as well as the more popular sights in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Mt Koya.

The tour includes Tokyo's modern attractions, famous gardens in Takamatsu, and the gardens, temples and shrines in Kyoto. You'll get the opportunity to experience a traditional green tea ceremony hosted by an apprentice geisha (maiko), learn how to make sushi with a professional sushi chef, enjoy a traditional Yokagura Dance Performance in Takachiho, relax in the hot springs (onsen), make Okonomiyaki (Japanese popular dish), ride a shinkansen bullet train, and appreciate a Awa Odori Folk Dance Performance.

We will also visit Fuji-Hakone National Park, the Peace Memorial Museum and Park at Hiroshima, and the mysterious Mt. Koya religious complex. Here we will have the chance to try some fantastic Buddhist vegetarian cuisines. Mt Koya is registered as the world heritage titled "Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Route in the Kii Mountain Range ". Explore the sacred site 900 meters (2953ft.) high above sea level where you can find temples pagodas towers, Buddha statues and mandalas. At Miyajima you can view the famed vermilion Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine. At high tide, the gates look like they're floating on the sea. At Nara, be inspired by the intricate architect and towering monuments, including the Great Buddha statue, and you'll understand why this city is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Japan. We will also visit Arashiyama for its famous Togetsu Bridge, bamboo groves, and Tenryuji Temple where you can have a glimpse of traditional Zen landscape garden design.

In Nagasaki we will visit Nagasaki Peace Park, Dejima, Glover Gardens with its romantic turn of the century houses, and Oura Catholic Church, the oldest standing Christian church in Japan. We will also stay overnight at Mt. Unzen. Here you can wander along forest trails through the geothermal area of bubbling mud pools and sulfur encrusted steaming fumaroles. Visit Takachiho, a place of myths and legends. In Beppu, view the Jigoku "hell" pools of bubbling waters and geysers scattered across the town. Then enjoy a scenic drive to Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park. Usa Jingu Shrine will also be included in Kyushu.

This itinerary is perfect for those who want to see the main cities but also delve a little deeper into rural Japan.

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Dates & Price


Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. Oct 14, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 USD $5798.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  


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Mon. Oct 20, 2025 Sun. Nov 2, 2025 USD $5798.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  


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Mon. Oct 19, 2026 Sun. Nov 1, 2026 USD $5798.00 Fukuoka Tokyo 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.


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

  • • 1 night temple lodging, 10 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Fukuoka 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 5 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


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

Arrival Departure Airports
  • • For arrivals at Fukuoka Airport (FUK), this tour starts in Fukuoka and ends in Tokyo, with departures at Narita Airport (NRT).
  • • If you will be flying out from Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the last day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

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 Fukuoka
  • Day2   Nagasaki - Unzen Onsen
  • Day3   Takachiho
  • Day4   Beppu - Usa - Bullet Train Ride - Hiroshima
  • Day5   Hiroshima - Miyajima Island
  • Day6   Shimanami Kaido - Takamatsu
  • Day7   Takamatsu - Tokushima - Ferry to Wakayama - Mt Koya
  • Day8   Mt Koya - Osaka
  • Day9   Nara - Kyoto
  • Day10   Kyoto
  • Day11   Kyoto - Koka - Bullet Train Ride
  • Day12   Hakone - Mt Fuji - Tokyo
  • Day13   Tokyo
  • Day14   Tour ends

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Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo

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