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Takayama Festival in Autumn 8 days

Takayama festival is one of the Most Beautiful Festival in Japan !

Takayama Festival

Takayama festival is considered to be one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. Their huge floats are paraded all day and night with mechanical puppet shows, brilliant color paper machete, and lanterns. Then, tea ceremony in Kyoto. Please enjoy big cities & mountainous townscape.

Itinerary & Price Details


※View from a coach

Attraction of this tour

  • Visiting Takayama Festival, the most beautiful festival in Japan !
  • 6 nights Western style and 1 nights Japanese style.
  • visiting Shirakawago, World Heritage site of UNESCO.
  • Visit top attractions in Japan including Asakusa, Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji, and more!
  • Start Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary): 2016/10/06
    Nights: 8 days 7 nights
    Price: USD 2,720
    Single room supplement: USD 650
    Price (age6-11): USD1,360

    Extend Plan

    You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka. We can provide extension stay in the same hotel which as a tour uses for 15,000 yen per night, per person. Please contact us!

    Child Rate

    Please note that children age 6-11 participant are half price when sharing a bed with their parents or guardians.
    Children age 5 and under participant are free of charge.


    All prices are per person, based on double 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!


    6 nights Western style and 1 nights Japanese style accommodation
    Meet and greet upon arrival at Osaka Kansai International Airport
    Airport transfers on arrival and departure
    Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
    Comprehensive escorted with TC tour professional English speaking tour guide
    Meals described as in the itinerary
    Admission fees and activities
    Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary


    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


    Transport : Travel by air conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
    Arrival/Departure Airports : For arrivals at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), this tour starts in Osaka and ends in Tokyo, with departures at Narita International Airport (NRT)
    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, please arrange your own hotel transfer
    Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice


  • 46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
  • 45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
  • 30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
  • 14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
  • 7 - 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
  • Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee
  • ※The cancellation fee is based on the date (Japan Standard Time).


    Osaka Catsle
    Osaka Castle


    Todaiji Todaiji
    Todaiji Temple

    Deer Park


    Kiyomizudera Kinkakuji Kodaiji
    Sake Brewery

    Gion district

    Tea Ceremony

    Tea Ceremony Nishijin Textile Center Fushimi Inari
    Golden Pavilion

    Nishijin Textile Center

    Kiyomizu Temple

    Fushimi Inari

    Fushimi Inari




    Takayama Takayama Jinya Takayama Festival
    Sanmachi district

    Jinya (morning market)

    Takayama Festival


    Matsumoto Catsle Matsumoto Catsle  

    Matsumoto Castle
    Japan Alps ※


    Mt.Fuji Mt.Fuji
    Lake Kawaguchi
    Lake Ashi


    Tsukiji Fish Market Imperial Palace Tokyo Sky Tree



    Imperial Palace

    Tokyo Skytree




    Welcome to Osaka! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport. The assistant will get you in the bus to your hotel.

    【About accomodation】
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (WiFi=○)
    B(breakfast)=×, L(lunch)=×, D(dinner)=×

    Osaka Castle

    OSAKA-NARA-KYOTO     Oct.07 (Sun)

    From the top pf the Osaka castle,enjoy panoramic view of the city of Osaka(2nd largest city in Japan) as if you were feudal load.Osaka is said, "City of food".

    We proceed to Nara Area, visiting the ancient capital of Japan is a must in your tour. You will feel sacred when looking up the huge Buddha statue at Todaiji Temple made in 8th century. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely.

    Then if you are a drinker, you would love to visit our next stop…the sake brewery! The guide gives you a little tour inside the brewery followed by tasting at Gekkeikan Sake Museum. Let's enjoy tasting in southern Kyoto.

    You may understand why Kyoto is blessed with and said as "the source of Japanese taradition & culture" like sake, tofu, kimono, tea ceremony etc. due to tremendous amount of underground water.

    As soon as we arrive Kyoto, we will visit Gion where Geisha (kimono clad ladies who work for entertainment at traditional Japanese cuisine restaurants etc.).


    【About accomodation】
    Kyoto area or Nara area (WiFi=○)
    B(breakfast)=〇, L(lunch)=〇, D(dinner)=×

    Golden Pavillion

    KYOTO    Oct.08 (Mon)

    Please enjoy your stay in ancient capital of Japan (794 - 1868) , the heart of Japanese tradition. You will feel that you have time slipped into the world one thousand year ago.

    We proceed to Kodaiji-Temple to experoence Tea Ceremony. Japanese tea ceremony, called Sado or Cha-no-yu, has more than 400 years of history, the most elevated way to fully enjoy a bowl of tea. Spiritually and physically, we would like you to feel the air as well. It will be unforgettable experience.
    After the ceremony, let's take short walk through beautiful garden and bamboo trail.

    At Nishijin Textile Center, ladies wearing kimonos show you beautiful seasonal design and patterns of kimonos and sashes.

    Kinkakuji (temple) or Golden Pavilion with beautiful garden and pond take you back to the Muromachi Period (1333 - 1537) when Kyoto flourished in its economy and culture.

    We can't miss one place to visit.."Kiyomizu Temple". Kiyomizu temple is known as there is not a single nail used in the entire structure.We will then walk to Sannenzaka.Many souvenir shops and Japanese-style restaurants are located along the road.

    Then we visit Fushimi inari shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates. It is known best place of the Japanese sightseeing spot that the foreigner chooses.


    【About accomodation】
    Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    B(breakfast)=〇, L(lunch)=〇, D(dinner)=×

    Takayama festival


    We will depart from Kyoto and drive to Gujohachiman to see water flows that running throughout the town. People in Gujohachiman live with and cherish water in their daily lives.

    Then, we will move to Shirakawago to see traditional thatched roof houses that are designated as World Heritage of UNESCO.
    Village and town among mountains may reminds you of nostalgic feeling. We will stay in Takayama. On this day, "Takayama Festival" will be held and you will see beautiful and elaborate floats. The floats are lit-up by light of paper lantern. Feature in the night is so beautiful and tasteful.

    Takayama night festival

    【About accomodation】
    Gero Onsen Area
    Gero onsen is known as one of the three exellent hot spring and from ancient days Gero Hot Springs were familiar to people for its bountifulness.

    B(breakfast)=〇, L(lunch)=〇, D(dinner)=×
    Takayama festival


    In the morning, we will see procession of floats in Takayama.Elaborate carving work and KARAKURI trick (moving dolls) are amazing. Please see craftsmanship of artisans who contribute to build the floats.

    We will take a walk in the takayama old town and visit Takayama Jinya. The Takayama Jinya served as the local government office, headed by the officials dispatched from Edo. After seeing the festival, we will move to Matsumoto to visit Matsumoto Castle (National Treasure). This castel is one of the very few original castel that were kept intact and never destroyed. Also it's unipue black coloring gave its nickname karasu-jo, the Crow Castel. It's one of three must see castel in Japan and ranked on the top 100 in the world castel.

    Dinner at traditional Japanese house and staying at Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Suwa will be unforgettable experience. And please enjoy hot spring and sleep on Futon.

    【About accomodation】
    Aburaya Ryokan (WiFi=×, LAN cable only) or similar
    It is located just beside Lake Suwa. Please enjoy beautiful view and lake side walking in the morning.
    B(breakfast)=〇, L(lunch)=〇, D(dinner)=〇


    SUWA-Mt.FUJI-ODAWARA-TOKYO    Oct.11 (Thu)

    In the morning we drive to Mt. Fuji area, the highest mountain in Japan and is considered as sacred mountain.Our first stop is Lake Kawaguchi, weather permitting you can look not only the lake but olso the magnificent view Mt.Fuji, the highest peak in Japan, which has just become No.17 World Heritage Site in Japan. It is has been appreciated by many Japanese for ages because of its perfect conical shape.
    Our journey will continue to Hakone, the weekend getaway from the Tokyo metropolitan area, a nature-rich resort with the beautiful Lake Ashi where we take a cruise. Also, we will take a cable car to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi...

    On the way to our final destination Tokyo, please enjoy riding on Shinkansen (bullet train) from Odawara to Tokyo.

    Lake Ashi

    【About accomodation】
    Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba (WiFi=○) or similar
    DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.
    【Meals】 B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=×

    Kyoto tea ceremoney

    TOKYO    Oct.12 (Fri)

    If you hear "Tokyo", you may imagine huge metropolis with skylines.
    We will first stop by the Imperial Palace Plaza where is a current Emperor's home. The history of Modern Tokyo will be unlocked by our guide.
    We will visit historical sites such as Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, the Five Storied Pagoda and please enjoy the traditional Nakamise shopping arcade.

    Of course, we will visit newly built tower with high technology Tokyo Sky Tree (about 1,900ft) to go up to the viewing deck to see panoramic view of metropolis Tokyo. Then to Akihabara, the electronic district and the mecca for the anime (Japanese cartoon characters).

    Sky Tree

    【About accomodation】
    Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba (WiFi=○) or similar
    DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines.There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.
    【Meals】 B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=×


    TOKYO-NARITA AIRPORT    Oct.13 (Sat)

    Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir. Return by air. SAYONARA (Good Bye) and please have a safe trip!

    【Meals】 B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=×, D(dinner)=×

    Tokyo city tour: 1-13-10 Sanshin building 2A, Hatchobori Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan