OKU Japan

OKU Japan Holidays

58 Reviews for OKU Japan Holidays

4.5 out of 5 stars

32
24
2
0
0

Read OKU Japan independent reviews and make booking enquiries on responsible holidays.

26 holidays found

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 1600ís. And your starting point of Nikko town is home to mausoleum with a shrine that is said to be Japanís 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

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

Japan multi activity holiday

Bicycle island-to-island over the lovely Seto Inland sea. Enjoy vistas over the sea, valleys and mountains of Hiroshima. Hike scenic sections of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage trail, including a stay at an authentic hilltop Shukubo pilgrims lodging. Sea kayak around Tomonoura Bay. Bathe in natural thermal waters at historic Dogo Onsen. Hiroshima, the Seto Inland Sea and the island of Shikoku offer some of Japan's finest scenery. This trip gives an in-depth exploration of the wonderful variety of towns, villages and islands in this region by bicycle, hiking and kayaking. Explore the seaside town of Tomonoura and UNESCO World Heritage island Miyajima with its iconic red Torii gate which ...Read more >
From £1,490 excluding flights

Japan culture tour, Takayama to Kiso Valley

Central Japan is a region of towering mountain ranges and abundant flowing rivers. Only relatively recently did roads reach the more remote villages and today many of them remain remarkably well-preserved and evocative of centuries past. Your travels take you on a journey through Japan's history and culture, from modern-day Tokyo - known as Edo when the Shoguns ruled the country - and ends in Kyoto, Japanís capital for over 1,200 years and repository for much of the country's cultural heritage. From Tokyo you head first along the Japan Sea coast to Kanazawa, home of one of the most famous gardens in the whole of Japan. Continue your journey to see the thatched-roof houses in Shirakawa-go ...Read more >
From £2,650 excluding flights

Eastern Hokkaido self guided holiday in Japan

Hokkaido, traditionally known as Ezo, is the largest and northernmost of Japanís prefectures. The second-largest island in Japan, it retains wonderfully remote wilderness, distinct from mainland Japan, featuring untouched natural landscapes and wildlife, delicious local cuisine and some of the finest Onsen spa bathing in all of Japan. Visiting the remote towns and villages of Eastern Hokkaido, our self-guided cultural tour also offers an insight into the indigenous Ainu people and their culture, who travelled to this northern territory from Siberia over 2,000 years ago. Begin from Kushiro to the south-east of Hokkaido and travel first to Akan Onsen; a great base location to undertake local ...Read more >
From £1,335 excluding flights

Nakasendo self guided walking tour

The Nakasendo Trail is not only one of Japanís most ancient thoroughfares, it is also one of modern Japanís most aesthetically exquisite walking trails. Used since the 8th century by feudal lords needing to traverse this magnificent, mountainous terrain between Kyoto and Edo (todayís 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 countryís 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 Japanís 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 Japanís most important haiku poets from the 17th century. Staying in traditional ...Read more >
From £3,835 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 self guided tour in Northern Kyoto

Venture away from the hustle and bustle of inner Kyoto city to the peaceful northern districts of Kyoto prefecture and into the rural mountains to discover the wonderfully preserved villages of this region. Visit the beautiful village of Miyama, at just two hours from Kyoto city, featuring lovingly maintained traditional Kayabuki thatched-roof houses, designed to withstand the heavy snowfall this northern area of Kyoto experiences in the winter. From Spring onwards, the village offers excellent exploration opportunities by bicycle and on foot, while overnighting in one of these historic houses. From here, stopover in the Onsen Spa area of Miyazu bay facing the Japan Sea to the North, ...Read more >
From £1,200 excluding flights

Japan cycling holiday, Lake Biwa

This Japan self-guided cycling holiday is a five day trip around the scenic Lake Biwa area, passing through rural fishing villages dotted along this unspoiled coastline, and heading inland on some of the scenic country back roads along the way. This itinerary consists of five days of road cycling covering distances of between 25km - 43km each day. This is a tailor made itinerary so we can tweak it to suit your timeframe and budget, and by using trains to link up with accommodation at your start and end points, you will be able to cover a lot of this coastline in a week. While topping up with some of the regions finest regional Japanese cuisine along the way. Stay in traditional ryokan or ...Read more >
From £1,260 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 regionís natural gems, such as Nara Park at foot of Mount Wakakusa. Heading to Kyushu, the southernmost of Japanís 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 self-guided cycling holiday, Noto Peninsula

This Japan self-guided cycling holiday is a seven day trip along the stunning Noto Peninsula coast, passing through fishing villages dotted along this unspoiled coastline or heading inland on some of the mountain roads along the way. This itinerary consists of six days of road cycling covering distances of between 13km - 66km each day. This is a tailor made itinerary so we can tweak it to suit your timeframe and budget, and by using trains to link up with accommodation at your start and end points, you will be able to cover a lot of this coastline in a week. While topping up with some of Honshu Islandís finest seafood along the way. Stay in traditional ryokan or minshuku inns and enjoy ...Read more >
From £1,370 excluding flights

Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

A two week long, small group tour around Japanís cultural highlights with our expert and highly experienced local guide. This unique countryís 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 Ďpost townsí 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 Japanís most ancient thoroughfares, it is also one of modern Japanís most aesthetically exquisite walking trails. Used since the 8th century by feudal lords needing to traverse this magnificent, mountainous terrain between Kyoto and Edo (todayís Tokyo), this itinerary includes five days of walking along the trail, from one ancient Ďpost towní 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

Japan Guided Tour, Eastern Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the second-largest of Japanís 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 Hokkaidoís 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

Japan Alps winter walking holiday

This self-guided winter holiday visits the heart of central Japan. Shinshu and Hida, the traditional names for Nagano and northern Gifu Prefectures, have flourished since ancient times as a cultural crossroads between east and west Japan. Home to the Northern Alps, a range of 3,000-metre high mountains often called "the roof of JapanĒ, and an area of great scenic beauty, this region offers superb views, unspoiled natural landscapes and some of Japan's best Onsen hot springs. On this holiday you will explore the feudal castle town of Matsumoto, then head into the Oku-Hida mountains to discover the biodiverse highlands and secluded Onsen hot springs. An unforgettable winter experience has ...Read more >
From £1,565 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 regionís 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 Japanís oldest road, known as the Shinkaido , and is peppered with shrines, temples and tombs. The Yagyu Kaido Trail ...Read more >
From £940 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
Convert currencies