A Taste of Autumn
Relish autumn through these curated experiences, revolving around seasonal colors, comforts and cuisine.
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.
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.
Rain or shine
Naturally Cultivated Shiitake Mushroom Picking
Mushroom hunting in an all-natural greenhouse is rain-or-shine family fun. Pick lots of shiitake for a barbeque experience. Flame-grilled vegetable food tour for outdoor excitement in an on-site pizza oven.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Restaurants with seasonal menus
Have a taste of autumn in Japan with this selection of restaurants, featuring limited-time menus with seasonal ingredients.
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.
Nikutei Futago Hongo
An upscale yakiniku restaurant where visitors can enjoy a sophisticated experience of this Japanese cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.