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Route: Tokyo - Okuhida - Kamikochi National Park - Takayama - Shirakawa-go - Tateyama Alpine Route - Toyama - Noto Peninsula
A deluxe walking and cycling journey from the Alps to the Sea. Hike the Japanese Alps, visit the UNESCO-listed Shirakawa-go village and cycle the rustic countryside of Hida Furukawa and Notojima Island. This action-packed 8 day adventure allows you to travel down the less visited path, explore dramatic alps, blissful beaches and visit small mountain and coastal villages. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, amazing history, and enchanting culture of Japan.
A train journey from Tokyo to Matsumoto starts your adventure in Japan's Alps. Japan is a country of mountains. With over seventy-percent of the country being mountainous terrain, it’s no wonder that mountains have religious and cultural importance to the Japanese. In particular, the Japan Alps region offers stunning views of scenic alpine landscapes.
No Japan Alps trip would be complete without hiking in Kamikochi, the crown jewel of the Japanese Alps and one of Japan’s most famous hiking destinations, where you'll enjoy clear skies, spectacular mountains, and bright blue river streams.
You will walk to discover traditionally thatched houses in Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO's World Heritage Site.
Enjoy a guided cycling tour exploring a rustic countryside that is blessed with lush greenery and a landscape dotted with farm houses and sprawling rice fields.
Enjoy the pampered comfort of authentic Japanese ryokans, soak in Okuhida Onsen's famous hot spring bath and taste the freshest ingredients prepared exquisitely for you.
Hike along the best sections of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, known as the “Roof of Japan".
Cycle around Notojima Island, which a rich source of traditional Japanese culture. Be amazed by the Senmaida Rice Terraces -1004 tiny rice fields on a single slope stretching down to the sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their long agricultural tradition.
The deluxe accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 4 & 5 star hotels and luxury ryokans.
Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine. Please refer the itinerary for the meal inclusion.
The tour includes 7 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English guiding and all transportation mixed by private car and local public transportation.
This is a deluxe journey from Japan Alps to Sea replete with natural beauty and rich history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
Departs daily on request.
Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
A spectacular adventure opening doors to varying aspects of Japanese culture, from the peculiar towns to the homely ryokans, breathtaking landscapes, famous rituals, and delectable cuisine. Tap into Japan up-close and beyond your imaginations on this invigorating 8-day bike voyage traversing The Noto Peninsula to Kyoto.
Your amazing journey begins in Kyoto. Bike the Noto Peninsula’s coast past cliffs, fjords, and fishing villages, and be thrown into a world of tranquility at our quaint ryokan accommodations. Put on a lovely yukata (robe) and relish a traditional kaiseki-style dinner. Cycle past the famed Shiroyone Senmaida, a cliff with a mosaic of terraced rice paddies as an overlay. Experience the classic countryside of Notojima (or Noto Island), biking the island’s forested hills and quiet country roads. Shop for unique souvenirs and get a traditional shiatsu massage. Ride along the Toyama Bay and go round the base of the Japanese Alps. Encounter stunning panoramas as you cruise across the magnificent Shinminato Bridge. Bike to Yatsuo, and visit hilltop Kinbyōzan Zuisen-Ji, a scenic Buddhist temple famed for its Zen garden. Traverse the picturesque streets of historic Kyoto, famed for its traditional wooden buildings and merchant shops. Visit the Fushimi Inari-Taisha, a famous Shinto temple dating to AD 711. Take in stunning sweeping views of the surrounding terrain and Kyoto from the peak of the iconic Inari hill.
Unwind in these magnificent hotels, perfectly hand-picked for you; indulge in a relaxing bath at the indoor or outdoor hot spring at Notonosho Ryokan or read a great book as you sip your favorite alcohol in Bar Okuto in Matsuno Midori. Relish a therapeutic time viewing gorgeous art pieces at the Art Walk in River Retreat Garaku. Visit the exquisite spa at Four Seasons Kyoto, reveling in Japanese wellness rituals.
This luxury package includes 7 nights’ accommodations in luxury hotels on a twin-share basis. You will be escorted by two support vans and three tour leaders on each departure for an average 6:1 guest-to-leader ratio. With multiple biking options to choose from each day accommodating varied activity levels and giving you the freedom to enjoy the best of a region at your own pace. An experience tailored to suit your priorities and personal style; bike in true comfort.
Let yourself feel the ambience of this magnificent land showcasing a beautiful blend of culture and modernity. Immerse into a culture deep in history and tradition as you embrace Japan’s serene natural wonders.
Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys to Red Centre. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points
Venture to the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, hike the Japan Alps, and cycle the rustic countryside of Hida Furukawa. This action-packed 3 day adventure allows you to travel down the paths less travelled, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, amazing history, and enchanting culture of Japan. If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience in Japan, this is the tour for you.
Your trip starts from Takayama station, which is easily accessed by train from Tokyo. You will enjoy a guided walk in Takayama, which has one of Japan's most atmospheric and authentic traditional Japanese villages, with Meiji-era inns, hillside shrines and a pretty riverside setting. Due to its well-preserved antiquity, it has earned the title of being Japan's "Little Kyoto".
The package includes four day guided cycling and walks, return transfers to/from Takayama, boutique accommodation and all meals. You'll also have an opportunity to visit the local market and mingle with locals.
With a focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, the Japan Alps & Villages Walk & Cycle tour is ideal for intrigued travellers looking for immersive and authentic Japanese experiences.
Departs daily on request
Venture to the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, hike the Japan Alps, visit the UNESCO-listed Shirakawa-go village and cycle the rustic countryside of Hida Furukawa. This action-packed 4 day adventure allows you to travel down the paths less travelled, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, amazing history, and enchanting culture of Japan. If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience in Japan, this is the tour for you.
A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, the Japan Alps & Villages Walk & Cycle tour is ideal for intrigued travellers looking for immersive and authentic Japanese experiences.