Autumn Discovery Tours 2018

Our four Discovery 3-DAY Tour Packages are largely meant for the first-timers in Kyoto and Nara (not to say that second-timers can’t join in the fun!). Don’t like the headache of dealing with your busy schedule and planning your trip and wondering where to go and what to do as a first-time visitor to these two top-of-the-list autumn places? Don’t fret–we’ve got you covered. There’s so much to see and do, so you have to maximize your precious time, budget, and experience–and what an experience it will be!

At the top of your list with our autumn tours should be seeing Kyoto and Nara at their autumn best (even at near-peak, they’re still spectacular!) so if you’re a nature-lover, then you will be blissed-out here. Secondly, Kyoto is also known as the City of Ten Thousand Shrines (ok, they’re exaggerating–there are only, only(!) 1,600 temples and shrines) so you will definitely not hit them all in one visit (or maybe even in one lifetime), but they are its biggest attraction, so you have to see them. Thirdly, there are things to see and do other than temples and temple-visit respectively, so not to worry.

Our Discovery tours are designed to give you a great mix of sights to see and things to do: World Heritage sites, other beautiful temples and shrines, palaces, gardens, parks, a market, great mountain landscapes, traditional period places; a kimono pictorial walk, deer-feeding, hiking, onsen baths, ikebana, and lots of food-tripping activities, from making Japanese food to tasting Japanese sweets to eat-all-you-can dinner treats!

We hope to see you on one of our tours!

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Golden Autumn Kyoto Tour

Visit the famous Kinkakuji and other World Heritage sites, the Imperial Palace, Nishiki Market, and a selection of beautiful temples, all highly rated for their beauty in autumn. You’ll also visit a shrine in the middle of a forest, right inside the city; a lovely Zen garden during its special evening illumination, an autumn-only event; … Continue reading Golden Autumn Kyoto Tour

Crimson Autumn Kyoto Tour

Visit the Arashiyama bamboo grove, Kinkakuji, and three other World Heritage sites plus a selection of other beautiful temples and beloved autumn viewing sites in and around Kyoto. You may opt to go boating or being toured around Arashiyama in a Japanese rickshaw, and you’ll end the day in a relaxing onsen bath. On Day … Continue reading Crimson Autumn Kyoto Tour

Vermilion Autumn Kyoto Tour

Visit the most sought-after temple in Kyoto in autumn, two World Heritage sites, plus a selection of other beautiful temples and a shrine complex, a castle, a market, a park, a Japanese traditional craft center, and feed the ducks at Kyoto’s favorite urban getaway. Dress up in a kimono and walk around Gion with professional … Continue reading Vermilion Autumn Kyoto Tour

Ancient Kyoto and Nara

Visit Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji, the Gold and Silver Pavilions, plus a selection of other beautiful temples, shrines and gardens in Kyoto and Nara for a total of five World Heritage Sites in a three day tour. Have fun feeding the deer in Nara Park, but don’t let them eat your maps and tickets! Dress up … Continue reading Ancient Kyoto and Nara