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A Taste of Autumn
Relish autumn through these curated experiences, revolving around seasonal colors, comforts and cuisine.
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Traditional Sweets (Nerikiri) Making with Tea Ceremony

Spend a delightful afternoon crafting tiny edible works of art! During this wagashi class in Tokyo, you’ll make four Japanese confections with designs that are inspired by the current season. Then, whip up a bowl of matcha to pair with the sweets.
from ¥12,000
(5)
Rain or shine
Dining Experiences
TOCHIGI

Fire Ceremony and Kaiseki Dining at The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko

Ancient temple life, luxurious Japanese dining, and regional cuisine. Partner farms provide local, fresh ingredients. Experience Buddhist meditation with monks at a religious ceremony. Take home handmade souvenirs and appreciate artisan ceramics.
from ¥30,000
Regional food
Food Tours
HIROSHIMA

Hiroshima Hike: Mountaintop Tea Ceremony & Shrines

Embark on a nature lover's dream in Hiroshima with a breathtaking mountaintop tea ceremony & hike! Ascend Mt. Futaba, bask in the forest air, sip on matcha tea with a breathtaking city view, & explore ancient shrines with passionate guides.
from ¥1,000
With matcha
Food Tours
KANAGAWA

Naturally Cultivated Shiitake Mushroom Picking in Yokohama

This rain-or-shine family fun activity involves mushroom hunting in an all-natural greenhouse in a Yokohama farm. Pick lots of shiitake mushrooms and enjoy a delicious barbecue with vegetables flame-grilled in a pizza oven.
from ¥6,000
(1)
Food Tours
YAMAGATA

Trek Up the Holy Mountain, Mt. Haguro (with Shojin Ryori)

A once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey awaits. Trek up the holy Mt. Haguro and taste the traditional Buddhist cuisine, Shojin Ryori. Visit ancient shrines, explore the mountain forests, and taste wild local vegetables—all in one unforgettable day!
from ¥7,000
With lunch
Cooking Classes
TOKYO

Mont Blanc Tartelette: Dessert Workshop in Tokyo

Chestnut lovers unite! Learn how to make a beloved Mont Blanc Tartelette at this one-day workshop in Tokyo. Make and decorate your tartelette, learn dessert photography skills, and take home sweet memories to last a lifetime.
from ¥19,440
Cooking Classes
KANAGAWA

Seasonal Festive Japanese Cooking Class

Hear all the stories the host can share about Japan, and explore the festivities and culture of Japan through seasonal cooking classes!
from ¥10,000
With recipe
Restaurants with seasonal menus
Have a taste of autumn in Japan with this selection of restaurants, featuring limited-time menus with seasonal ingredients.
COURSE MENU
TOKYO

Sushi Oumi (The Kitano Hotel Tokyo)

Dive into the world of exquisite Edomae sushi at Sushi Oumi. Renowned Chef Oumi crafts seasonal omakase sushi delicacies with mastery, inviting you to savor traditional flavors around a warm, inviting counter.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥35,000-40,000
(2)
COURSE MENU
TOKYO

Nikutei Futago Hongo

While the Nikutei Futago restaurants are all renowned for their dedication to a sophisticated yakiniku dining experience, the Hongo Sanchome branch sets itself apart by specializing in halal Kurohana wagyu beef from Kumamoto Prefecture.
Dinner: ¥15,000-25,000
(1)
COURSE MENU
TOKYO

Kappo TAJIMA

Put dinner in the hands of a chef whose experience spans Michelin kitchens, Japanese consulates, and thousands of satisfied guests both at home and abroad, with a refined yet approachable take on traditional Japanese cuisine.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
COURSE MENU
TOKYO

Merino Shinjuku

Merino Shinjuku is a shabu-shabu restaurant in central Tokyo that touts the health and beauty benefits of lamb and beef tongue – as well as their deliciousness.
Lunch: ¥1,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥1,000-10,000
COURSE MENU
OSAKA

Kitashinchi Shabushabu Kiraku

Take part in the experience of cooking thinly sliced wagyu just the way you like it, paired with tasty vegetables and generously flowing beverages. Shabu shabu is a fun experience, offering fresh cuisine in an exciting space.
Dinner: ¥10,000-25,000
COURSE MENU
AICHI

Kawabun

The oldest restaurant in Nagoya, a meal at Kawabun is a cultural experience in its own right. Enjoy fine traditional dining in the surroundings of a ryōtei which has entertained the Nagoya elite for over 400 years.
Lunch: ¥25,000-30,000
Dinner: ¥25,000-30,000
COURSE MENU
TOKYO

Arakicho Tenpaku (Formerly Kondou)

As is apt for an establishment that takes its name from a Zen saying about purity and natural beauty, this tempura restaurant uses pure taihaku sesame oil to enhance the inherent flavor of its carefully-chosen produce.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
COURSE MENU
TOKYO

Sakuragi

Committed to a “coming right up” philosophy, Chef Sakuragi offers a singular opportunity to take a look behind the prep work at his own establishment, founded in 2022.
Lunch: ¥20,000-25,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-25,000
A Feast for the Eyes
As autumn descends, Japan’s forests, mountains and city streets all turn brilliant hues of orange and red. From Hokkaido to Kyushu, find out where to see autumn leaves at their most spectacular with this handy guide.
Kōyō: 17 of the Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Japan
Kōyō: 17 of the Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Japan
Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons in Japan, thanks to the stunning fall foliage known as kōyō that transforms the country into a breathtaking landscape of vibrant red, orange, and gold leaves.