Uncover the autumn delights in Japan

Experience the breathtaking beauty of autumn in Japan with JANESCO’s Platinum, Elysium and Dreams Tours.

As the northern summer fades and leaves transform into vibrant red, orange, and gold hues, Japan unveils its most enchanting season: autumn. October and November are a magical tapestry of colours and cultural festivities, making it an ideal time for a unique and unforgettable adventure.

Japan is a haven for travel in autumn with many captivating experiences – from the Ainu Festival to rejuvenating in hot springs. Be captivated by the stunning landscapes, cultural festivities, culinary delights and enchanting beauty of Japan – an unforgettable adventure awaits.

Autumn in Japan

Going Platinum

One of the best ways to experience the essence of autumn in Japan is through the JANESCO Platinum Series. This exclusive tour will take you on a 13-day journey, immersing you in this captivating autumn season with stunning landscapes and cultural heritage. Its highlight is the Ainu Festival, a celebration of the indigenous Ainu people, their traditions, and their rich cultural heritage. This festival showcases traditional dances, music, and arts, offering an immersive and unforgettable experience in Japan of the past.

These luxury tours include first-class bullet train travel and five-star accommodation and are fully guided. Unwind after a day filled with exploration in a hot spring resort. Soak in natural thermal waters, renowned for their therapeutic properties. Then experience an authentic Japanese experience at a Ryokan, with traditional tatami-matted rooms, futon beds, and exquisite tea ceremonies.

Autumn in Japan onsen and temples

Travelling through Japan wouldn’t be complete without savouring its world-renowned cuisine. Indulge in a culinary journey through gourmet meals that showcase the finest seasonal ingredients. From dining in an Alpine Resort on gourmet meals prepared by the Imperial Hotel chefs to indulging in traditional kaiseki multi-course meals with each dish meticulously prepared, providing a feast for the eyes and the palate.

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Japan Dreams Autumn Tour

The Dreams Autumn Tour 2023 is a perfectly crafted itinerary that takes you through Japan’s most picturesque destinations. From Kyoto’s iconic temples to Kanazawa’s tranquil gardens, every stop on this deluxe tour promises a visual feast and a deep connection with the country. This exclusive tour is the ultimate way to see Japan for the first time in the safe hands of experienced guides.

Visit vibrant Tokyo, majestic Mt. Fuji, the original capital Kyoto with its famous temples and gardens, historic Hiroshima, and the floating shrine of Miyajima. Explore Kanazawa’s landmark Samurai residential district and see one of Japan’s most beautifully designed gardens, Kenrokuen. Stroll through the Kiso Valley village of Tsumago with its well-preserved Edo-period buildings and stay the night in a traditional Japanese-style guest house. Travel to Imari pottery villages and visit World Heritage sites.

Autumn in Japan

The beauty of Japan in any season

If planning ahead in 2024, the Elysium Series is an excellent option with tours during Japan’s most captivating seasons, including spring and autumn. From witnessing the cherry blossoms in full bloom to admiring the picturesque autumn foliage, the Elysium Series offers an incredible opportunity to immerse in Japan’s natural beauty.

Stay in luxury accommodation in the refined ambience of beautifully appointed international hotels that perfectly complements the traditional Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic of the historic Japanese temples, gardens and castles. Travel the Golden Route and enjoy the unique Japanese sense of hospitality embodied in their culture of “Omotenashi”.


​​Satoko Franks has worked in the Japanese tourism industry for Australian travellers for over 35 years. Japanese-born, she runs small group tours that offer personalised service with like-minded travellers and expert guides for an incredible adventure.

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