A walking journey, rich in spirituality and tradition
From £3,350 13 days ex flights
Small group travel:2017: 21 Jul, 1 Sep 2018: 20 Jul, 31 Aug
A small-group guided walking tour to explore the dramatic peaks and soothing hot springs of the north of Japan.
We guaranteed our 2017 departures and still have spaces available on these departure dates: 21st of July and 8th of September!
We loved the beautiful walks and meeting the super kind inn keepers. A highlight was the tea house on the way to Tsumago, in the rain. (more)Christa Fiischer
We loved the whole thing - staying in the traditional inns, the self-guided hiking, the beautiful scenery, the hot spring bathing areas and, of course, the food. The hike meanders through forests, bamboo groves, and through villages and hamlets, so there is a wonderful glimpse of old Japan to see. (more)Joanne Heeson
The trail was remote, stunning, quiet and interesting. The ryokans were spotless and the food fresh and continuing perfect. (more)Kim Buckingham
Everything was memorable: The temples, the people we met, the landscape, the food, the places we stayed at.
Perhaps not to spend to much time at each temple in order to catch the transport connections or reach the guest houses without hurrying up.
A success. (more)Annatina Monnier
We particularly enjoyed Kyoto which gave a mix of city living with the cultural experiences. We visited Sanjusangendo temple which holds 1001 life sized statues... (more)Lisa Thompson
This was an excellent trip. ...Walking in the countryside - seeing parts of Japan that I would never have discovered on my own and being guided by a reliable expert. Asuka, Dorogawa and the Mitarai Gorge were particularly memorable. Also - wonderful exotic food, charming ryokans and soothing onsens. (more)Una Dinning
Staying in small guesthouses in small towns was very memorable and pushed me outside of my comfort zone in a good way, to experience a bit more of the
culture. This was a great trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a walking holiday on their own time. (more)Cristi Carlstead
Excellent. All the arrangements worked perfectly. (more)John Brennan