Red leaf hunting in Japan: Visa offers for Hong Kong travelers this autumn



When you can smell autumn in the air, you know it is the best time for travelers to enjoy Japan’s autumnal splendor and landscape awash with red leaves.

Known as Momigari, red leaf hunting has been a popular pastime in Japan for centuries and is now a major draw for tourists from mid-October to early December. To help travelers make the most of their autumnal journey in Japan, Visa brings a variety of offers to accommodate different requirements.

Visa cardholders can book to stay at some of Japan’s best hotels and ryokans on Relux, with its carefully curated selection, and enjoy the premium offers with no limit, suitable for frequent Japan travelers. And when it comes to dining, avoid disappointment by booking early on Voyagin, which includes restaurants with Michelin stars. Visa cardholders receive savings particularly from Kyoto booking (Kyoto x Voyagin), applicable to restaurants, tours and activities and theme park tickets. Other offers include discounts at some Hong Kongers’ all-time favorite shopping spots such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi and Tokyu Hands.

Japan is known for its fantastic shopping and dining experiences, a paradise for Hong Kong shopaholics and gourmands. Hong Kong travelers cite dining (81 percent) and shopping (75 percent) as must-dos in their leisure trips, according to Global Travel Intentions Study.1 No wonder Japan is the number one most popular destination for Hong Kong travelers (preferred by 36 percent of travelers; South Korea at second: 10 percent, Taiwan at third: 8 percent).


Accommodation / Dining Offers


  • Visa cardholders can save 8% on booking luxury hotels and ryokans with Relux using VISARELUX08 coupon code and earn Regular Relux Points back worth 5%
  • No limit on the number of discount usage
  • Valid for bookings from November 1, 2018 till December 31, 2019 (check-out by December 31, 2019)

Kyoto x Voyagin

  • Additional 5% discount on all Voyagin Michelin starred restaurants, tours & activities, and theme park tickets for Visa cardholders in Kyoto with the promotion code VISAKYOTO; additional 3% discount with the promotion code VOYAGINVISAJP in other cities in Japan
  • Valid for bookings from November 1, 2018 till October 31, 2019


Shopping Offers

Tokyu Hands

  • Enjoy 5% discount with presentation of coupon on Visa’s website
  • Presentation of passport required
  • Applicable in: Tokyu Hands, hands be, HANDS EXPO
  • Promotion is valid from November 1, 2018 till October 31, 2019

Matsumoto Kiyoshi

  • Enjoy 5% discount for purchase over JPY30,000 (tax incl.) or 3% discount for purchase over JPY10,000 (tax incl.) with presentation of coupon on Visa’s website
  • Not applicable to stores in Okinawa or selected Matsumoto Kiyoshi Outlet Stores
  • Promotion is valid from November 1, 2018 till October 31, 2019

BIC Camera

  • 5% discount and 8% tax free for Visa card purchase over JPY5,264 (tax excl.)
  • Presentation of passport required
  • Promotion is valid from November 1, 2018 till October 31, 2019


Lotte Duty Free

  • Up to 15% discount for Visa cardholders
  • Visa Classic/ Visa Gold/ Visa Platinum cardholders enjoy 5% to 10% off
  • Visa Signature/ Visa Infinite cardholders enjoy 5% to 15% off
  • Visa offer/discount and sale/discount can only go up to 30% (Discount over 30% will not be possible)
  • Promotion is valid from November 1, 2018 till February 14, 2019


Terms and conditions apply. To learn more about details of the above offers, please visit Visa website at


1 The Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Study analyzes travel behavior and tourism spending patterns of global travelers. Visa’s GTI Study was conducted in conjunction with research and business intelligence firm ORC International and collected data over the course of 15,500 interviews in 27 markets. Visa has been conducting this biannual study since 2008. For more information about Visa’s Global Travel Intentions Study, visit


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