Tohoku Autumn Leaves Adventure / Zao Ropeway, Naruko Gorge & Mogami river cruise


A three day adventure to Japan's Tohoku (northeast) region to enjoy the autumn scenery in a variety of ways: 1. Take to the skies on the Zao Ropeway! 2. Cruise on the Mogami river 3. Ride the local train Flower Nagai Line 4. Naruko Gorge 5. Nametsu Waterfall Best autumn leaves viewing period ・Zao Ropeway: late September~late October ・Mogami River: mid October~early November ・Nagai Line: late October~early November ・Naruko Gorge: mid October~early November ・Nametsu Waterfall: mid October~mid November ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Additional information] What's included Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. *None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant Price (3-5 years old) Bus seats and boat cruise. [Attention] *Your accommodation may not include a bathtub in your room. In that case, please use the large public bath. *There will be no cleaning of your room during the day. *The section of the journey on the Flower Nagai Line is subject to change. Furthermore, you may not be able to sit down. *Peak autumn leaves viewing period could be before/after the tour day depending on the weather/climate. This course is planned according to the best viewing period in previous years, but this does not guarantee that you will be able to see any on your tour day. If you decide to cancel your booking due to the conditions of the flowers please note that the standard cancellation fee will apply. *The color of the hot spring water at Zao onsen could be close to transparent depending on the amount of minerals and the temperature of the water. *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers. *The tour conductor will arrive at the meeting place via different departure points to pick up other guests. Although the tour conductor/sightseeing bus could be late to the meeting place due to road conditions, they will eventually arrive, so please wait at the designated meeting point. *For the smooth operation of the group tour, we are responsible for allocating the seating for the transportation (bus, trains etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 1 (Lunch Box)
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Shinjuku (Depart 7:20) -- Takahata (Winery visit/30 mins) -- Nagai station -- [Flower Nagai Line/26 mins] Miyauchi station -- Kumano Taisha shrine (Visit a power spot/50 mins) -- Hotel Hammond Takamiya or similar standard hotel, Zao Onsen (Overnight) 

  • Hotel: Hotel Hammond Takamiya or similar standard hotel

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Zao Onsen -- Mogami River (Autumn leaves viewing from a boat & lunch/60 mins) -- Naruko Gorge (Visit the gorge in its autumn splendor!/40 mins)  -- Katanuma (A mysterious pond that changes into 7 different colors depending on the weather/30 mins) -- Naruko (Visit shop specializing in Japanese dolls, a local traditional craft/30 mins) -- Same as Night 1 *Dinner is all-you-can-eat imoni potato stew, a specialty dish of Yamagata.

  • Hotel: Hotel Hammond Takamiya or similar standard hotel

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Zao Onsen -- Zao Kogen (View autumn scenery from a ropeway/2 hrs) -- Zao (Shopping/20 mins) -- Nametsu Waterfall (Enjoy the contrast of the waterfall and autumn colors/30 mins) -- Shinjuku (Schedule 18:30)

location Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)


Departure place

Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)

Meeting Time

07:20 AM


Tohoku, Yamagata

  • English

  • Chinese

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

2 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition