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Nikko and Yumoto Onsen walking tour, Japan

Nikko National Park is just 125km from Tokyo in the Tochigi Prefecture where, after a quick train ride from the busy metropolis, you will discover a stunning mountainous landscape, with ancient villages and UNESCO protected ancient heritage. This heritage dates back to the rule of Ieyasu, first Shogun of the Tokugawa clan in the 1600’s. And your starting point of Nikko town is home to mausoleum with a shrine that is said to be Japan’s most decorative. Nikko town is gateway to the national park, where you can walk through the tranquil Oku Nikko plains, with views of Mount Mitsudake and Mount Orogura. Discover trails through ancient forests with secret waterfall spots such as Ryuzu and ...Read more >
From £940 excluding flights

Nakasendo self guided walking tour

The Nakasendo Trail is not only one of Japan’s most ancient thoroughfares, it is also one of modern Japan’s most aesthetically exquisite walking trails. Used since the 8th century by feudal lords needing to traverse this magnificent, mountainous terrain between Kyoto and Edo (today’s Tokyo), these itineraries offer two different options to combine walking on the loveliest sections of the Nakasendo Trail with additional beautiful locations in central Japan. Stay in Japanese inns with Onsen hot-spring bathing on every night. Soak in traditional Japanese baths and also in the culture, always so enlightening for visitors who come to enjoy these unique walking trails in Japan. The best tastes ...Read more >
From £1,325 excluding flights

Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

A Japan small group tour spending twelve days discovering the cities, cultural and coastal highlights of this unique country. Any Japan cultural tour has to include metropolitan and historical greats such as Kyoto, but this holiday also steps off the tourist trail to visit the country’s lesser known coastal treats such as Kojima and Yunotsu as well, reminding you that Japan is actually a collection of islands with eclectic, exquisite landscapes, seascapes and eco escapes. Using Japan’s famous railway system, including bullet trains, to travel from one place to the next, staying in traditional ryokan and minshuku inns and having plenty of opportunities to, literally, immerse yourselves in ...Read more >
From £3,685 excluding flights

Japan walking holiday, North from Tokyo

This Japan walking holiday starts in Tokyo and heads north, off the traditional tourist trail and into serene, spiritual natural and cultural landscapes. There are some classic sites en route, however, such as the UNESCO Toshogu shrine at Nikko, a stunning area protected by national park status. We continue to the three sacred peaks of Dewa Sanzan where pilgrims gather, and where we have a chance to stay at a shukubo, or temple lodging. As well as divine hiking in Nikko NP, the Oze Marshlands and Tono Valley make for superb treks here in the north, a region portrayed beautifully by Matsuo Basho, one of Japan’s most important haiku poets from the 17th century. Staying in traditional ...Read more >
From £3,835 excluding flights

Kumano Kodo walking holiday, Japan

The Kumano Kodo is an iconic network of long-distance walking trails. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and nobility from 11th century Japan as they travelled from Kyoto to the three great shrines of Kumano, scattered among the Kii Mountains in the Kii Peninsula. This is the largest peninsula on Japan's main island of Honshu and the Kumano Kodo trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Divided into three main sub-routes - Nakahechi Trail, Kohechi Trail and Iseji Trail - the Kumano Kodo offers a whole range of walking options. This self-guided walking holiday can be designed in various lengths with up to 11 hiking days, with some fairly strenuous treks of up to eight hours of walking per ...Read more >
From £2,745 excluding flights

Southern Japan small group holiday

This two week holiday begins in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Kyoto and perfect cultural starting point for this trip. Taking in the vast array of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines that the city is famous for, we will also explore the region’s natural gems, such as Nara Park at foot of Mount Wakakusa. Heading to Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s islands, there is a plethora of walking trails with four national parks on this volcanic gem of an island alone. Historically, Kyushu is considered the birthplace of civilization in Japan and, consequently, is the source of great storytelling and mythology, all of which pervade our explorations of its tracks and trails, villages and ...Read more >
From £4,010 excluding flights

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

A two week long, small group tour around Japan’s cultural highlights with our expert and highly experienced local guide. This unique country’s culture and history are so rich, that even a two week long Japan culture tour will still only feel like an introduction, but this itinerary will immerse you deeply and quickly. Every day is different, with the likes of Imperial Kyoto and Nara one day or the ancient Nakasendo Trail, where you can follow in the footsteps of feudal warlords through the mountains, on another. The Trail is 500km long, but we will take on the Kiso Valley section visiting the traditional ‘post towns’ of Magome and Tsumago further over the Magome Pass. Hot springs and ...Read more >
From £3,990 excluding flights

Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail

The Nakasendo Trail is not only one of Japan’s most ancient thoroughfares, it is also one of modern Japan’s most aesthetically exquisite walking trails. Used since the 8th century by feudal lords needing to traverse this magnificent, mountainous terrain between Kyoto and Edo (today’s Tokyo), this itinerary includes five days of walking along the trail, from one ancient ‘post town’ to another. Walks range from two to six hours long, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the traditional ryokan inns and minshuku guesthouses that the Nakasendo Trail is so famous for. Here you can soak in traditional Japanese baths and even thermal springs but also in the culture, always so enlightening for visitors ...Read more >
From £815 excluding flights

Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

This self guided walking holiday is designed as a ten day break on Shikoku island, taking in sections of the iconic 88 Temples Pilgrimage Trail. This is the 4th largest island in Japan, and hiking here not only takes you to many of these sacred sites, but also through some truly spectacular mountain scenery, remote villages, to hot spring spa towns, while staying in traditional inns along the way. You can adapt this itinerary if you have less time available, by visiting fewer sections of the trail, and staying in just one region of the island. The walking is mostly moderate along the trail, with a couple of more challenging ones thrown in.Read more >
From £1,070 excluding flights

Japan Guided Tour, Eastern Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the second-largest of Japan’s islands, long regarded as a remote wilderness by other residents of the Japanese archipelago. Known in feudal times as Ezo, Hokkaido was originally inhabited only by the indigenous Ainu people. Today the island attracts nature lovers, known as is a pristine paradise of mountain ranges, lush forests and indescribably beautiful crater lakes produced by volcanic activity. When you join our small-group guided tour on a wonderful journey from Kushiro on Hokkaido’s eastern Pacific coast, you will travel through to the Shiretoko Peninsula stretching out into the Sea of Okhotsk. See untouched nature, visit UNESCO wetland nature reserves, experience ...Read more >
From £3,205 excluding flights

Japan walking and culture tour, Nakasendo & Kiso Valley

This 8-day small group guided tour features key walks along the Nakasendo Trail and exploration time of the atmospheric post-towns along the way. Experience hot-spring baths at multiple Ryokan inns and stay a charming family-run Minshuku inns, offering excellent Omotenashi service. This tour begins with two nights in Kyoto, where the trail begins, and includes a side-trip to an excellent hike in nearby Nara before heading to the Kiso Valley. After 3 days of fantastic walking along the historic Nakasendo Trail, passing through beautifully preserved villages, and enjoying exquisite regional cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients, the tour then visits Matsumoto with its iconic black ...Read more >
From £2,380 excluding flights

Kumano Kodo trail self guided walking holiday, Japan

The Kumano Kodo is an iconic network of long-distance walking trails. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and nobility from 11th century Japan as they travelled from Kyoto to the three great shrines of Kumano, scattered among the Kii Mountains in the Kii Peninsula. This is the largest peninsula on Japan's main island of Honshu and the Kumano Kodo trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Divided into three main sub-routes - Nakahechi Trail, Kohechi Trail and Iseji Trail - the Kumano Kodo offers a whole range of walking options. This self-guided walking holiday can be designed in various lengths with up to 11 hiking days, with some fairly strenuous treks of up to eight hours of walking per ...Read more >
From £805 excluding flights

Japan ancient capitals self guided walking tour

This Japan self guided walking tour is a five day trip around the ancient heart of the Kansai region, on the main island of Honshu. A tailor made itinerary, the route we have planned below can always be tweaked to suit your budget and time frame. The walking holiday revolves around the region’s three ancient capitals of Kyoto, Nara and Asuka as well as the ancient walking trails that spread out from all of them. Easily accessible by train, you can explore the varied histories of each location, walking along the likes of Yamanobe no Michi Trail around Nara. This is part of Japan’s oldest road, known as the Shinkaido , and is peppered with shrines, temples and tombs. The Yagyu Kaido Trail ...Read more >
From £940 excluding flights

Hokkaido winter holiday in Japan, self guided

Hokkaido has long been regarded as a remote wilderness with abundant nature. Known in feudal times as Ezo, Japan's second-largest island was originally inhabited only by the indigenous Ainu people. Today, the pristine paradise of Hokkaido attracts nature lovers and bird watchers with its snow capped mountain ranges, serene forests and indescribably beautiful crater lakes produced by volcanic activity. Our Hokkaido winter adventure starts in Kushiro on Hokkaido’s eastern Pacific coast, passes through Akan-Mashu National Park, visiting Lake Akan, Lake Mashu, Lake Kussharo, as well as Mount Io, known for its sulphur rocks. The holiday continues through to the Shiretoko Peninsula and stretches ...Read more >
From £1,700 excluding flights

Japan culinary heritage tour

This Japan culinary heritage tour is an eleven day feast of what many people consider to be Japan’s cultural highlight: food. Having cuisine at the core of a cultural tour of Japan certainly is a wonderful way to discover great cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto. As well as hidden rural villages and the extraordinary Awaji Island where culinary traditions have been handed down through the generations. Japan utilises its local produce brilliantly, benefitting from fertile arable land which has been farmed sustainably for centuries. A term that you will come across often on this trip is Satoyama, which translates as the border between flat arable land and the mountains. This is where small ...Read more >
From £3,910 excluding flights

Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

The Nakasendo trail linked Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal period. It was the ‘road through the mountains’ (as opposed to the Tokaido route which travelled the Pacific coast) travelled by feudal lords and their retinues, samurai, merchants, and travelers. Along the route were 69 ‘post towns’, where weary travelers could rest before continuing on the next leg. Our journey will start in Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s period of rule by the Shoguns. We will then spend four days walking along the Nakasendo. By day we will walk along the ancient route as it passes through beautifully-preserved villages along an easy path, and by evening we will stay in traditional country inns enjoying ...Read more >
From £3,500 excluding flights