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Tour: Nov 06 - Nov 17, 2024
Los Angeles Airport. If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares
Tokyo

Japan in Autumn Season

Tokyo – Nikko – Mt. Fuji – Magome Samurai Village

Nagoya – ISE – Nara – Kyoto – Kobe

Osaka (Bullet Train) Tokyo

Tour: Nov 06 – Nov 17, 2024     

From:  $4,295    +  Tax

Inclusive of international airfares 

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Autumn view of Kiyomizu-dera Temple

MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFETIME

  • Japan: Colorful leaves (Kyoto) are to the Japanese autumn what cherry blossoms are to spring. The viewing of autumn leaves has been a popular activity in Japan for centuries and today draws large numbers of travelers to famous koyo spots both in the mountains and in the cities. During the autumn season in Japan, the leaves of the maple trees and ginkgo trees turn red and yellow in concert presenting you with beautiful scenery at every turn. Joining this tour, you can take a walk down historical streets and enjoy the autumn colors, and in some places you can take in a panoramic autumn view while soaking in a hot spring. There are many ways to enjoy the autumn leaves
Itinerary*

Day 01: Los Angeles

Check in at LAX airport for the flight in the morning. AV Travel Tour Leader with fly with the group.

Day 02: Tokyo

Arrive in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with a population of over 13 million residents. Tokyo is not only the center of politics and economy of Japan, but also a center of the global economy and culture. (D)

Day 03: Nikko - Tosho-guis - Futarasan Shrine

Begin your journey to Nikko – a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, most famous for Toshogu, Japan’s most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa leyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries before Toshogu was built in the 1600s. Visit Nikko Tosho-guis a Shinto shrine, which is part of the “Shrines and Temples of Nikko” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, initially built in 1617. Continue to visit Futarasan Shrine stands next to Toshogu. Much older than its more lavish neighbor, Futarasan Shrine was founded in 782 by Shodo Shonin, the Buddhist monk who introduced Buddhism to Nikko. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Tokyo

After concluding your gourmet breakfast. Return to Tokyo. Enjoy your fun time at Odaiba Shopping. Continue to visit Asakusa, you will have fun browsing through many colorful stores lining along the Nakamise walkway that leads up to the Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji), which is the oldest and most popular Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Come to visit Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and busy districts, is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan’s fashion and entertainment trends. Shibuya’s most prominent landmark is the busy intersection in front of the station’s Hachiko Exit. The intersection is heavily decorated by neon advertisements and giant video screens and gets flooded by pedestrians each time the lights turn green, making it a popular photo spot.. (B/D)

Day 05: Mount Fuji

Morning depart to visit Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan with 3776 meters Japan’s highest mountain, is listed as a UNESCO heritage and known as the symbol of Japan.. It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshiped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people throughout the centuries. Note: If the weather permits, the bus will drive us to the 5th station. Continue to visit Oshino Hakkai – Eight Magnificent Ponds, is a peaceful nature area around Mount Fuji. These natural ponds are crystal clear and each one is a little unique. The water in the lakes directly come from Mount Fuji, the natural pools are deep, the large fish swimming around make it feel like an aquarium. This is a very popular spot for nature lovers and it is beautiful every season. We’ll be staying at a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn). After dinner, you can enjoy bathing in the onsens (thermal hotsprings) that Mount Fuji has to offer, and have all of your tiredness after a long day rinsed out. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Nagoya - Magome Samurai Village - Toyota Kaikan Museum

epart to Nagoya, an important industrial hub, the home city of many big companies such as Honda Motor Company, Roland Corporation, Kawai Pianos, Yamaha, Sony, Suzuki Motor… On the way, stop to visit Magome Samurai Village. A walk though Magome-juku will transport you back to the Edo period, some 300 years ago. The area is known internationally as a place that retains the particular atmosphere of old Japanese posting stations. Visitors can hike a portion of the Nakasendo from Magome to Tsumago. This scenic trail is especially popular among overseas visitors who seek an authentic experience of traditional life. Visit the Toyota Kaikan Museum, where Toyota displays its new models and technologies to the public and periodically holds robot shows. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Ise - Ise Grand Shrine - The Wedded Rocks

This morning, enjoy taking the ferry to Ise, formerly known as Ujiyamada, located on the eastern Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshu. Ise is home to the Ise Grand Shrine, the most sacred Shinto Shrine in Japan; thus, it’s a very popular tourist destination. Ise’s history is directly linked to the Ise Grand Shrine and has a long-standing nickname Shinto, which means “The Holy City”. Ise Grand Shrine is separated into two main parts: The Inner Shrine and the Outer Shrine. Despite the names, these are actually two physically separate shrines approximately six kilometers apart. Make a stop at the Wedded Rocks (known as Meoto Iwa in Japanese). The two rocks represent a married couple who, according to Shinto mythology, created Japan and the spirits that exist in people, places, and objects. The rocks were featured in the movie Sayonara co-produced by Japan and the U.S. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Nara - Ninja Museum - Todaiji Temple - Kyoto

We’ll move on to Nara, Japan’s first capital city. Visit the Ninja Museum of Igaryu located in Iga, Mie Prefecture, Japan, is a museum dedicated to the history of the ninja and ninjutsu. It was established in 1964. Ninja were a type of warriors during Japan’s feudal ages, specialized in gathering information about the enemy and conducting various acts of espionage and sabotage. The Iga Ninja Museum delivers a comprehensive ninja experience: it consists of a ninja residence, two exhibition halls and a stage which hosts ninja shows. The Ninja residence looks ordinary from the outside, but within it is devised with revolving walls, trap doors and hidden compartments. The Ninja show features authentic ninja skills and real weapons, including a splendid demonstration of using throwing stars. Although the shows are held in Japanese only, they are still highly entertaining for non-Japanese speakers as most of the action speaks for itself.
Continue to visit to Todaiji Temple, once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples and still houses the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana. We will also stop by Nara Deer Park before moving on to Kyoto. Kyoto was Japan’s capital city from 794 to 1868 before the title was given to Tokyo city. For 12 centuries in history, Kyoto witnessed all the rise and fall of Japan. (B/L/D)

Day 09: Kyoto - Arashiyama Bamboo Forest - Kimono Experience

Known as the cradle of Japan’s cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan’s capital and the emperor’s residence from 794 until 1868. It is probably the most popular and crowded spot but still it worth the visit. Places such as Kiyomizu Temple
& Golden Pavilion will be surrounded by beautiful autumn foliage. You’ll see the main highlights of the wonderfully rich cultrue of Kyoto. After visit Arashiyama, has been a popular destination with many attractions. In Fall, the landscape itself becomes one of the main attractions with pops of green, yellow and red covering the hillsides and creating a spectacular view! Visit Arashiyama Bamboo Forest,one of Kyoto’s top sights and for good reason: standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo is like being in another world. It’s one of the most photographed sights in the city. But no picture can capture the feeling of standing in the midst of this sprawling bamboo grove – the whole thing has a palpable sense of otherness that is quite unlike that of any normal forest we know of. Tenryu-ji is an impressive temple complex in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto and its walkway runs through the famous bamboo grove. Enjoy your time wearing Kimono to take a lot of pictures. (B/D)

Day 10: Osaka

Continue to Osaka. Visit the Osaka Castle, one of the main attractions in Osaka. It was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most powerful feudal lords in Japan, known as the second person who united Japan. It is certainly one of the most famous landmarks in Japan, and for good reason. This five-story castle is one of the most visually spectacular creations in the country, with a history that dates back almost 400 years! Perhaps spend the rest of your afternoon in Shinsaibashi – the largest shopping area in Osaka where many boutiques and specialty shops are gathered, attracting local people and visitors. (B/D)

Day 11: Kobe

nce you have finished your gourmet breakfast. Depart to Kobe. Visit Himeji castle, which is Japan’s foremost historic castle, was built in the 17th century, and became the first site in Japan to be registered in the World Cultural Heritage listings in 1993. The stunning appearance, and high level of detail of this wooden architectural masterpiece have made Himeji Castle known all over the world. Today lunch with a special treat with famous Kobe Beef, which is known for its tenderness, sweet flavor and fine texture. Tasting some Sake at a Sake brewery is also a must-do while you’re visiting Kobe. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Osaka (bullet train) - Tokyo - Los Angeles

Enjoy Shinkansen (Bullet Train) between Osaka-Tokyo in 3 hours with speed 320kn/h. Take the flight Non-Stop to Los Angeles. (B)

  • * The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather and/or whether attractions are open or still closed
  • Tour prices can only be guaranteed after travelers deposit
Notes

Departure & Return

  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
  • If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares

Tour Includes

  • Tour includes:
  • Roundtrip international from LAX airport to destinations. 
  • 4-5-star hotels and Ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) with dual-occupancy rooms. Single room + $1090
  • Daily meals as described in the itinerary + a special treat with Kobe beef
  • Bathe in thermal hot springs (Onsens)
  • Visit Camp 5 on Mt Fuji (depending on weather conditions)
  • Visit Magome Samurai Village
  • Visit Osaka & Hemeji Castle (included entrance tickets)
  • Watch a Ninja performance
  • Visit Ise Grand Shrine & Watch a traditional pearl-diving at Mikimoto.
  • Kimono-wearing experience in Kyoto
  • Enjoy the Shinkansen (Bullet train) 3 hours from Kyoto to Osaka.

Terms & Agreements

  • The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions or the destinations’ hours of operation
  • A deposit of $300 per person and the flight ticket issuance fee must be paid upon reservation 
  • The balance amount must be paid at least 60 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so will lead to the cancellation of your reservation and your deposit will not be refunded
  • If a reservation is made within 60 days prior to the departure date, a full payment is required
  • The tour fare does not include: Gratuity to driver & tour guide, porterage at hotels & personal expense, travel insurance, Covid test if needed
  • Travelers are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the return date
  • Some countries require that your passport has two to four blank visa/stamp pages. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met
  • It is the responsibility of the travelers to submit valid and proper travel documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa requirements.
  • Travel insurance is recommended. Please request a copy of our Travel Insurance brochure for more information and rates
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Trinh

Couple Traveller

Thank you William & A.Đức 1 chuyến đi rất vui & cười nhiều nữa, trừ 1 ngày bị lạc hahaha
Chúc mọi gia đình nhiều Sk & hẹn chuyến tiếp nha anh chị.
Love you all.

November 13, 2023

Hien

Couple Traveller

Một chuyến du lịch nhiều thú vị và vui vẻ. Rất vui khi gặp được các khuôn mặt mới. Chúc tất cả nhiều sức khỏe và hạnh phúc.

November 13, 2023

Hoang

Solo Traveller

1 chuyến đi thật tuyệt vời, biết đủ mọi nơi của Japan, hotel thì đẹp sang chảnh, ăn nhà hàng ngon, tour guide thì chăm sóc đoàn đầy đủ. Thank you so much 😊🥰

November 13, 2023