Exploring Koshu in Autumn

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day of culture and autumn vistas in Japan’s wine country.

During this tour to Yamanashi Prefecture, stroll through the serene surroundings of Erinji Temple, an enduring Zen beacon since 1330 and the family temple of the famous 16th-century warlord Takeda Shingen.

The tour continues on to the charming village of Korogaki no Sato, famous for its thousands of dried persimmons hanging from farmhouse eaves during fall.

After a gourmet lunch at Man, a French restaurant in Isawa, take in the stunning scenery of the Kofu Basin during a tour of Lumière, a winery established in 1885 and famous for its Koshu and sparkling wines.

Looking to sample more of the area’s varietals? Stop by one of the other nearby wineries, such as Katsunuma Winery, Ikeda Winery or Kurambon Winery, during some afternoon free time.

Reserve your spot for a day of wine and culture amid the autumnal beauty of the Koshu Valley.


  • Nov 15
  • 8am–6pm 
  • Meeting point: Gaien Higashi Avenue (corner of Russian Embassy)
  • Connections members: ¥14,400
  • Non-Connections members & Guests: ¥15,800
  • Price includes transportation, winery tour and temple admission and lunch
  • Adults only
  • Cancellation deadline: Nov 1 (12pm)
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Tour runs rain or shine


Tour Guides
Connections’ tours are organized and led by a team of volunteers. Tour guides receive no payment for their work, but they do their best to make each tour as informative and enjoyable as possible.

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