* Excludes Airfares
* Departure: 24 Oct 2018

Come see Japan’s amazing colours of Autumn in Nikko, as well as savor the best Japanese sake in Niigata THIS AUTUMN!
Travel around the northwest region of Japan for unique Japanese sites. Nikko is a historical town 2 hours north of Tokyo with World Heritage sites surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery;and is also known as one of the best locations to visit during Autumn for its leaves. Niigata Prefecture is located northwest onthe mainland along the coast of the Sea of Japan; famous for its high quality rice, beautiful coastal and mountainous scenery. Niigata is the home to many leading Japanese sake breweries with its high quality produce.  
Whether you are a sake lover, or someone who wants to taste the real traditional Japanese culture in one of the most stunning times of the year, this is the escorted tour you have to join!



1. Visit three famous and beautiful spots for Autumn leaves in the northwest region of Japan
Visit three sake breweries, one sake museum and one winery
3. Visit World Heritage site Nikko Toshogu Shrine

4. Stay at a Traditional Japanese Inn (Ryokan) to experience amazing local Japanese hospitality
Discover the charms of Shukunegi Village on Sado Island

Prices From: (per person)
Departure Date Twin Status 
24 Oct 2018



*Single Supplement: Twin Room Price plus $700pp
Triple room reduction: minus $100pp

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1


Arrive at Narita International Airport.
You will meet the English-speaking assistant at the arrival area. Then transfer to your hotel by hotel shuttle bus.
Overnight at Hilton Narita Hotel or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Narita - Nikko (B, D)

Day 2

Narita - Nikko (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and meet our guide at the hotel. Go on the Nikko Full Day Tour by chartered coach. Visit the cultural park Edo Wonderland where you can see a village from the Edo period including Ninjas or Samurai warrior. In the afternoon, visit Kanmangafuchi Abyss where it has about 70 Jizo rock statues. Awe at Kegon Falls, the great 97m high waterfalls which is one of the three great falls in Japan.  Check-in your Ryokan and relax your body in the natural hot springs. For dinner, indulge in Japanese cuisine at the Ryokan.  
Overnight at Okunikko Hotel Shikisai or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Nikko (B, L, D)

Day 3

Nikko (B, L, D)

Breakfast at your Ryokan, then depart for another day tour of Nikko. Take a cruise over the Lake Chuzenji Cruise, then visit Rinnou-ji Temple to see and hear their history about 1,200 years. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Nikko’s prominent World Heritage site, Nikko Toshogu Shrine. Afterwards, take part in a unique Nikko Wood Carving Experience
Overnight at Okunikko Hotel Shikisai or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Nikko - Yuzawa (B, L, D)

Day 4

Nikko - Yuzawa (B, L, D)

Following breakfast at the Ryokan, spend the morning exploring the Fukiware Falls, and a local sake brewery. Lunch will be served at a traditional style restaurant. In the afternoon, hop on the Tanigawadake Ropeway for an amazing view of the mountains. Before checking in to your hotel, visit Ponshukan; a fun and quirky sake museum where you can sample on 100 kinds of sake!
Overnight at NASPA New Otani or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Yuzawa - Iwamuro Onsen (B, L, D)

Day 5

Yuzawa - Iwamuro Onsen (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Nisehikigoi No Sato, the only place in the world where a wide variety of the Nishikigoi carp fish are displayed. Afterwards, visit Asahi Sake Brewery. Following lunch, go Japanese grape picking, and then visit the Japanese Big Kite Museum and Niigata Furusato Village for local specialties. Check into the hotel andenjoy aJapanese dinner there.
Overnight at Hotel Ohashi Yakatanoyu or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Iwamuro Onsen - Sado Island (B, L, D)

Day 6

Iwamuro Onsen - Sado Island (B, L, D)

Have breakfastat the hotel. Go visit Yahiko Shrine and a local winery. Check out the Northern Culture Museum, which originally served as a mansion of one of Japan’s greatest land owners of the Edo Period, to see the rich tapestry of crimson and gold leaves there.  Following lunch, participate in an art class creating Japanese Lacquerware. Catch the ferry to the small Sado Island. In the evening, check in at your hotel and have dinner there.
Overnight at Hotel Oosado or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Sado Island - Niigata (B, L)

Day 7

Sado Island - Niigata (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, explore Sado Island by coach. Visit the scenic Senkaku-wan Bay, a Gold Mine Site and take a stroll in the charming fishing village and National Important Preservation Area of Shukunegi Village. After lunch, take a rice in a Tarai-bune (tub boat) which are actually used to collect shellfish, abalone or seaweed in rocky waters. After the boat ride, go to a local Sado Island Sake Brewery.Travel to Niigatacity, and check in toyour accommodation.

Overnight at Hotel Nikko Niigata or similar (4 Star Hotel).

Niigata - Tokyo (B, L)

Day 8

Niigata - Tokyo (B, L)

Following breakfast at the hotel, take a short walk from the hotel to Pia Bandai Shopping Centre which contains a huge variety of Niigata’s local products and specialities. Have an experience making rice crackers at Senbei Okoku. Bento Box Lunch will be served in the bullet train on the way back to Tokyo. The guide will bid you farewell at JR Ueno Station. Tour ends upon arrival in Tokyo.

Feel free to ask one of our consultants for post tour accommodation options.

  • Hotel: Narita (1 night), Nikko (2 nights), Yuzawa (1 night), Iwamuro Onsen (1 night), Sado (1 night), Niigata (1 night)
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • English speaking guide from Day 2 until Niigata Station on Day 8
  • Visit World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu Shrine
  • Visit 3 Sake Breweries, 1 Winery and Ponshu Kan
  • Stay Japanese traditional Ryokan 4 nights
  • Enjoy Kaiseki dinner and local specialty foods
  • Have 3 local cultural experiences

* 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.

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