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AUTUMN LEAVES PHOTO

AUTUMN LEAVES PHOTO Tour

13 days

The Japanese people have made this season into an celebration of contemplating the passing of time: momijigari, the hunt for koyo, the reddening leaves. One of the finest seasons for travelling in Japan and admiring its beauty, bathed in a reddish-orange light!

A 100% photographical trip alongside Loïc Lagarde, a photographer who is in love with Japan, to help you share some of the best viewing points over emblematic sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, Himeji and Osaka, not forgetting Mount Fuji….

+ Mini-group of 10 people (*)
+ Virtually full-board (evening meals not included)
+ Guide Loïc Lagarde, photographer specializing in Japan
+ Best viewing points over Japan’s most emblematic sites
+ Stay in a luxury Ryokan at the foot of Mount Fuji
+ Option of extending the trip before or after the circuit

Included :

+ 3* accommodation in shared twin rooms
+ 1 night in Top Luxury Ryokan in Mt Fuji 
+ Breakfasts, lunches and one dinner at Mont Fuji included
+ Guided by Loic Lagarde, photographer
+ Domestic transport by train and subway (shinkansen included with the Japan Rail Pass)
+ 1 travel guide

Not included :

+ International flights
+ Optional insurance
+ Personal spending (including any meal not specified)
+ Tourist attractions entry fees 
+ Departure from another city (contact us) 
+ A pocket wifi 


Accommodation:
Basic price includes shared twin room.

Transportation

Detailed Itinerary

TOKYO - KAWAGUCHIKO - KYOTO - HIMEJI - OSAKA - KYOTO - OSAKA - NARA - OSAKA - TOKYO

Day
0

Saturday, November 16th 

Departure from Paris on regular flight.

Meal and night on board.

Day
1

TOKYO

Sunday, November 17th

Arrival at Narita or Haneda airport.
Transfer to Tokyo. Check-in at the hotel and meeting with the group.

TOKYO

Night at your hotel. 

Day
2

KAWAGUCHIKO

Monday, November 18th

Journey from Tokyo to Kawaguchiko by train.
Check-in at hotel.

Discover the highest mountain in Japan and contemplate a magnificient sunset. 

KAWAGUCHIKO

Night at the hotel. 

Day
3

KAWAGUCHIKO

Tuesday, November 19th

Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi is an ideal place to recharge your batteries surrounded by nature and to admire the delightful red autumnal leaves at sunrise and sunset.

KAWAGUCHIKO

Diner and night in a ryokan (traditional accomodation). 

Day
4

KYOTO

Wednesday, November 20th 

Journey from Kawaguchiko to Kyoto by train (approximately 3:30).

Check-in at the hotel. 

Head for the most emblematic sites in Kyoto (golden temple Kinkakuji or silver temple Ginkakuji, or the famous path of philosophy)

Late afternoon in the historic district of Gion and fabulous sunset over the Kiyomizu-Dera temple, in the middle of splendid maples.

KYOTO

Night at the hotel. 

Day
5

KYOTO

Thursday, November 21st

Watch the sunrise from the fabulous Fushimi Inari, world famous for its thousands of Japanese sacred gates (torii), in a row on a vast hill.

Then go off the beaten track with your guide who will take you to flamboyant maple gardens that only locals know.

KYOTO

Night at the hotel. 

Day
6

HIMEJI - OSAKA

Friday, November 22nd

Departure to Osaka (45 min from Kyoto)

Check in at your hotel in the heart of Japan's gastronomic capital.

Discover the historic castle of Osaka and its charming wooded park.

Train journey from Osaka to Himeji by train (about 30min).
Observation of its famous castle, an essential site of the city, and its gardens in the flamboyant autumn colours.

Sunset in Himeji. 

Return to Osaka by train.

OSAKA

Night at the hotel. 

Day
7

KYOTO - OSAKA

Saturday, November 23rd

At Arashiyama, between Osaka and Kyoto, the hills offer up a magnificient spectacle during the koyo season, and you will be able to watch a sunrise wich brims over with poetry. 

Then, go off the beaten tracks with your guide to discover some beautiful gardens with amazing automn leaves, far from mass tourism.

Return to Osaka (30min) and head for the lively Dotonbori district to discover the local life. 

OSAKA

Night at the hotel. 

Day
8

NARA - OSAKA

Sunday, November 24th

Departure by train to the city of Nara, famous for its giant Buddha and its park full of deers. 

Depending on the progress of the program, possibility to stay in Kyoto for this day.

Sunset in Nara and return to Osaka. 

OSAKA

Night at the hotel. 

Day
9

TOKYO

Monday, November 25th 

Train journey from Osaka to Tokyo. 

Check-in at the hotel. 

Visit of the lively districts of Shinjuku and Shibuya

TOKYO

Night at the hotel. 

Day
10

TOKYO

Tuesday, November 26th

Guided tour of the city according to your suggestions. 

Then, go off the beaten tracks with your guide to discover some beautiful gardens with amazing automn leaves, far from mass tourism.

TOKYO

Night at the hotel.

Day
11

TOKYO

Wednesday, November 27th

Accompanied day to explore the city at your own pace and according to your suggestions. 

TOKYO

Night at the hotel. 

Day
12

TOKYO

Thursday, November 28th 

Transfer to the airport. 

Boarding and flight to Paris. 

TOKYO

Return to Paris.

Day 0
Day 1 TOKYO
Day 2 KAWAGUCHIKO
Day 3 KAWAGUCHIKO
Day 4 KYOTO
Day 5 KYOTO
Day 6 HIMEJI, OSAKA
Day 7 KYOTO, OSAKA
Day 8 NARA, OSAKA
Day 9 TOKYO
Day 10 TOKYO
Day 11 TOKYO
Day 12 TOKYO
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