8 Nights
2022 - 9 Day Small Group Japan Ultimate Autumn Explorer
from $5,459 AUD

*Price is per person.


* Excludes Airfares
* Departure: 22 Nov 2022
* Minimum 13 pax / Maximum 15 pax 

  • Wonder through Kuromon Food Market in Osaka
  • View Bonsai at the Bonsai Centre in Takamatsu
  • Experience making Japanese Udon Noodles 
  • Visit Benesse Art Museum at Naoshima 
  • Explore one of Japans top 3 gardens “Korakuen”
  • Learn the art of Japanese Calligraphy in Kyoto

Prices From: (per person)
*Prices based on minimum 13 paying guests on tour.
Departure Date Twin Single Status 
22 Nov 2022



B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Haneda / Narita Airport Tokyo

Haneda / Narita Airport  Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, your English speaking guide will be waiting for you in the arrivals area with a nameboard. Travel by Airport Limousine to your hotel for check in. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have time for some sightseeing with your guide in the area around your hotel, however, any admission fees will be required on the spot. In the evening, head out to dinner with your guide (please choose location at the time of travel and pay on the spot for this meal) before returning to the hotel to relax and prepare for a full day of sightseeing tomorrow.

Hotel:  Villa Fontaine Shiodome, or similar 

Day 2 Tokyo


This morning meet your fellow tour companions for breakfast in the hotel and a short welcome briefing in the lobby before departing on a Tokyo full day tour by private coach with an English-speaking guide. Firstly, visit Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist temple, Senso-ji Temple, here you can enjoy strolling through the Nakamise Shopping Street before heading to the world's busiest pedestrian crossing Shibuya and fashionable tree-lined boulevard Omotesando. This afternoon experience beautiful city views from Tokyo Towers observation deck before return to your hotel to freshen up. This evening we will head out for a Welcome Dinner at a local Japanese Izakaya restaurant nearby the hotel.

Hotel:  Villa Fontaine Shiodome, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 Tokyo Osaka

Tokyo  Osaka

This morning, please leave your main suitcase at reception as it will be delivered to your hotel in Okayama on Day 5. Ensure you bring an overnight bag for 2 nights in total for Osaka and Takamatsu. Following breakfast at the hotel we will transfer to Osaka by bullet train which takes approximately 2.5 - 3 hours. This afternoon, we will visit Osaka castle and Kuromon Market. In the evening you will enjoy Osaka's soul food Okonomiyaki for your dinner with your guide.

Hotel:  Hotel Hankyu Respire Osaka, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 Osaka Takamatsu

Osaka  Takamatsu

Following breakfast at your hotel, we will transfer to Takamatsu by bullet train and rapid train and this is where the real autumn leave experience will begin! Upon arriving in Takamatsu, we will have an experience of making Japanese Udon Noodles for our for lunch. This afternoon we will explore Ritsurin Gardenone of the most famous historical gardens in Japan. After strolling the garden and the various folk art and craft exhibits we will proceed to the a Bonsai centre located inKinashi or Kokubunji area of Takamatsu. These two areas are famous all over Japan for their pine tree Bonsai which make up about 80% of the domestic market production. After admiring the Bonsai we will then head for dinner and back to the hotel.

Hotel:   JR Clement Hotel Takamatsu, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 Takamatsu Naoshima Okayama

Takamatsu  Naoshima  Okayama

Following breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Naoshima which is colloquially known as the "Art Island" of Japan's magical Seto Inland Sea. Whilst on the island we will spend time at the Chichu museum, Art House Project, and Benesse Art Museum as well as taking in the stunning natural scenery of the Inland Sea. In teh early evening, we will head back to Okayama and enjoy dinner and relaxing at the hotel in the evening.

Hotel:  Mitsui Garden Hotel Okayama, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 Okayama


Following breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Korakuen a beautiful landscape garden reputed to be one of the three best gardens in Japan. This afternoon we will visit the Ohara Museum of Art the first privately operated museum of Western art in Japan. This Museum offers a superb collection of ceramics, paintings and antiquities. Enjoy dinner and relaxing at the hotel in the evening.

Hotel:  Mitsui Garden Hotel Okayama, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 Okayama Kyoto

Okayama  Kyoto

Please leave your main suitcase at reception as it will be delivered to your hotel in Kyoto on Day 7. Ensure you bring an overnight bag for 1 night in Kyoto. Following breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Kyoto by bullet train. After arriving, we will visit Eikan-do temple a quiet and secluded old temple famous for its autumn leaves. This temple has over 3,000 Japanese maple "Momiji" trees which provide stunning autumn colours. This afternoon we will then take a stroll through the Gion district before heading to our hotel. Enjoy dinner and relaxing at the hotel in the evening.

Hotel:  Hotel Vischio Kyoto, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8 Kyoto


Following breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a full day of exploring the cultural sites of Kyoto. Firstly, we will visit the world heritage site of Kiyomizu-dera temple to see vivid red and orange leaves. After that try a Japanese Calligraphy class before visiting Kinkaku-ji temple famous covered in gold leaf Zen temple. In the evening, we will enjoy our farewell dinner with a memorable Maiko dance performance.  

Hotel:  Hotel Vischio Kyoto, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9 Kyoto Kansai Airport

Kyoto  Kansai Airport

Following breakfast at your hotel, travel by JR Limited Express train to the airport to board your departure flight. Depending on the departure time we may be able to arrange either local sightseeing or shopping in the local area with your guide, so please advise if you have any special interests. 

Meals: Breakfast

  • Hotel: Tokyo (2 nights), Osaka (1 night), Takamatsu (1 night), Okayama (2 nights), Kyoto (2 nights)
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • English speaking guide
  • All coach and train transportation within the itinerary.
  • Admission fee as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2 Times Luggage transfers (Day3 Tokyo to Okayama, Day 7 Okayama to Kyoto)

* The above offers are subject to availability and confirmation.
* For full terms and conditions, please contact our travel specialists.
Costing may vary depending on the exchange rate. The final rate will be confirmed at time of booking confirmation.

 Worry Free Travel – COVID Safe Plan Protocols

In order to provide you with a safe and worry-free travel experience, we have implemented protocols in accordance with WHO guidelines focused on enhanced cleanliness and hygiene. 


※Guests are expected to wear face masks on planes and in airport terminals.
※Airport staff are instructed to wear face masks and gloves when deemed necessary.
※Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints such as cart handles, restrooms, and counters.
※Using acrylic screens at face-to-face type counters to protect guests and airport staff from droplets.
※Hand sanitizer stations in high passenger volume areas throughout the airport.
※Ensuring adequate ventilation which allows for the airport terminal’s entire air to be replaced.
※Maintaining social distancing with queue markings between lines and seating.

Tour Vehicles

※Disinfection and ventilation of cars &/or buses during the day.
※Disinfectant hand sanitizer available on board.
※Drivers wear face masks when deemed necessary.
※Drivers cannot work if they feel unwell or have fever above 37.5 Celsius.


※Hand sanitizer stations available throughout the hotel.
※Frequent use facilities to be disinfected regularly using alcohol.
※Protective screens or plastic shields installed at reception desks and cashier stations.
※Limited physical contact and queuing where possible.
※Health condition status will be requested at check-in.
※Additional measures in place to avoid guests own handling of food at buffets.


※Hand sanitizing alcohol to be provided at entrances and throughout restaurants.
※All restaurant staff to wear face masks.
※All tables and chairs to be disinfected/wiped after guests leave.
※Staff not permitted to work if unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Additional measures in place to avoid guests own handling of food at buffets.
*All restaurants are encouraged to adopt contactless payment method on a nationwide basis.

Partner Venues

※All staff at each site will wear face masks while serving guests.
※Staff not permitted to work if unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Guests are asked to wear face masks and disinfect their hands at each facility.
※Each facility conducts enhanced cleaning and sanitization measures.
※Maintaining social distancing while visiting / participating in experiences.
※Provision of thoroughly ventilated air conditioning systems at each facility.

Tour Guides

※All tour guides are required to provide a daily health status report.
※Tour guides must wear face masks when deemed necessary.
※Minimizing physical contact through the implementation of contactless / touchless solutions where possible.
※Following health authority guidelines regarding the wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and avoiding physical contact.

For further and more specific information in regard to individual hotel COVID Safe policies, please click on the links below;

[Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome] Measures to prevent infection and spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
[Hotel Hankyu Respire Osaka] Actions being taken to prevent Covid-19 Infections
[JR Clement Hotel Takamatsu] Covid-19 infection prevention initiatives [Japanese Only / with illustrative guide]
[Mitsui Garden Hotel Okayama] Concepts on “avoiding the 3Cs” and Hygiene Management
[Hotel Vischio Kyoto] Clean & Safety Measures 

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