Autumn Leaves Private Tour in Nagoya

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3.5 hours
Availability : November 23rd to December 10th, 2023
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 6
Your Experience at a Glance

Experience stunning autumn colors minus the crowds at one of Nagoya’s most beautiful Japanese landscape gardens. Have Matcha tea and sweets at a traditional Japanese house and even make a little charm to remember your time by.

Experience Price

Adults: 19,300 yen/person

5 ~ 12 years old: 9,650 yen/person

0 ~ 4 years old: free


Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

Kurumamichi Station Exit 1 (Google Maps)

End Location

Tokugawa Garden (Google Maps)

Start Time and Duration

November 23. 2023 – December 10. 2023

13:00 – 16:30 (3.5 hours)

Languages Offered

English, German, Spanish, Japanese

Language Proficiency

English: Fluent★★★★☆

Spanish: Native★★★★★

German: Native★★★★★

Japanese: Fluent★★★★☆

Price Includes

  • Private tour guide
  • Matcha tea and sweet
  • Omamori charm workshop
  • Garden entry fee
  • Japanese-style snack in the garden

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to and from the tour

Additional Information

  • This tour is not suitable for people with knee problems or who cannot sit for long periods of time
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • This tour is not stroller-friendly
  • Please bring an umbrella in case of rain
  • Please wear comfortable shoes (we will walk around 3 kilometers)
What You'll Do

Embarking on an autumn tour in Nagoya is like stepping into a picturesque scene from a traditional Japanese painting. As the leaves transform into a vivid tapestry of reds and golds, visitors are treated to a truly immersive cultural experience. 

The tour begins with a casual tea ceremony at an old Japanese house.
Following this, a hands-on workshop awaits, where visitors can craft their own Omamori charms, imbuing them with personal wishes and prayers. 

After indulging in the artistry of Japanese tradition, a leisurely walk through the enchanting Tokugawa Garden awaits. Here, beneath a canopy of vibrant autumn leaves, the serene beauty of nature merges seamlessly with the elegance of Japanese culture, creating an unforgettable autumn experience in Nagoya.

  • Drink matcha tea with a sweet at a typical Japanese home
  • Make an Omamori charm for yourself or a loved one
  • Walk in a beautiful autumn-colored garden
Your Experience Step by Step
Where You'll Be

1. Meeting at Kurumamichi Station Exit 1

Meet your guide at Kurumamichi Station Exit 1 and walk the old streets of Nagoya to an almost 100-year-old typical Japanese house.

2. Omamori Charm Workshop

With the help of your Japanese host, learn how to make an Omamori lucky charm using autumn-themed fabrics. This will be a fantastic gift or a great reminder of your autumn tour in Nagoya.

3. Tea Ceremony

The house owner will prepare a semi-formal tea ceremony and then serve you matcha tea and local sweets in a tatami mat room.

4. Walk to Tokugawa Garden

Continue your exploration of Nagoya’s quiet streets until you arrive at Tokugawa Garden.

5. Tokugawa Garden in Autumn

Together with your guide, you will explore the beautiful autumn foliage of the Tokugawa Garden while learning about the history, nature, and architecture of this traditional Japanese Garden. You will also enjoy some traditional Japanese snacks with a fantastic view. 

6. Closing up

The tour ends at Tokugawa Garden but your guide will be happy to help you find your way to the next destination or your hotel.

Meet Your Host
Lena and Elly hosts

Lena Yamaguchi & Elisabeth Llopis

We are the co-founders of Nagoya is not boring. We look forward to guiding you around our second home Nagoya and its off-beat surroundings.

Lena is from Germany and she especially loves exploring food and food culture in Japan. Her favorite food is Hitsumabushi, Nagoya’s version of grilled eel on rice.

Elly, from the resort island of Mallorca in Spain, loves all things Japanese culture and history like Kimono, a traditional dance called Nihon Buyo, and Sake.

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