Indulge in Japan's rich tapestry as you experience Tokyo's neon-lit streets and futuristic wonders, admire the serene beauty of Kyoto's ancient temples and geisha districts, ski the powdery slopes of Hokkaido, soak in traditional onsen baths in Hakone, and witness the iconic Mount Fuji's majestic silhouette.

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  1. Iconic Mt Fuji Summit Hike & Bike 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Embrace a transformative odyssey to the sacred summit of Japan's towering crest, Mount Fuji. Amidst panoramas that ignite the soul, succumb to the allure of gifting nature with celestial blossoms. Venture beyond the confines of the ordinary, sanctify three days to etch indelible memories, scaling the exhilarating heights of Fuji's divine embrace. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of enlightening encounters, enveloped by the rustic charm that serenades your ascent.

    Embark on this ego-boosting and sensational trip with a personalised pick-up from Tokyo or the Mount Fuji area with an informative orientation on the trek. Arrive at Mount Fuji Fujinomiya 5th station and begin the ascent on the Fujinomiya route. Reach the 8th station to dine and sleep in a mountain hut and wake the next morning to climb to the mountain's summit at sunrise. Savour the sunrise atop Japan's zenith and begin a descent filled with satisfaction down to the 5th station for lunch and rest. Depart for Satoyama to experience a luxury glamping experience and sensational cuisines as rewards for your ascension feat. Proceed to Shiraito Falls to drink in charming views of thundering water cascades and draw the curtain of the trip by touring the perimeter of Mount Fuji's foothills with an e-bike.

    Spend two nights of the trip resting at the 8th station Akaiwa Hachigo Mountain Hut and Satoyama Vacation Retreat. Both accommodations offer unique mountain experiences while featuring dorm-style and glamping facilities, such as beds and sleeping bags, a kitchen, fridge, fire pits, and bathrooms. Meals are exotic and delicious, comprising farm-to-table barbecue delights and local ingredients.

    The expedition includes 2 nights of accommodation on a group-share basis, with one night in Akaiwa Hachigo Mountain Hut and the other in Satoyama Glamping Resort. Pick-up services are available, as well as English guides. A fully guided trek with an itinerary curated to help you maximise the best sights, sounds, and meals of the region.

    Join an enthusiastic group of adventurers to explore one of the world’s most fascinating peaks, Mount Fuji. Ascend its ethereal summit, dive into the beauty of rural Japan, and create memories of a journey that truly transcends the ordinary.

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  2. Kyushu's Secret Islands & Ancestral Heritage Cruise 8D7N

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    Discover the enchanting allure of Japan's western Kyushu on an extraordinary 8-day expedition cruise aboard Le Jacques-Cartier. Delight in the mesmerizing rias of Nagasaki Prefecture and the breathtaking coastal beauty of Kagoshima. Immerse yourself in the region's hidden treasures, where nature's splendor meets unexpected Christian heritage. This captivating journey unveils a side of Japan rarely seen, where Western and Japanese traditions intermingle, creating a truly unforgettable and magical experience.

    Start off from the vibrant city of Kagoshima, nestled amidst ancient forests and majestic volcanoes. Explore the enchanting island of Yakushima, a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasting untouched natural beauty with ancient cedars, mesmerizing waterfalls, and majestic peaks. Traverse the Koshikijima Islands to witness raw landscapes of monumental cliffs and ancient rock formations dating back millions of years.

    Uncover the Christian heritage of the Amakusa and Goto Islands, where echoes of a rich past resonate through charming towns and sacred edifices. Embrace the lesser-known gem of Iki, a Shinto haven adorned with sacred shrines across its pristine landscapes. Lastly, embark on a voyage to South Korea's volcanic sanctuary, Jeju, where the majestic Hallasan volcano presides over awe-inspiring cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and verdant tea plantations, creating a breathtaking spectacle. Conclude your voyage in Fukuoka, a modern city boasting a rich cultural and historical heritage, leaving you with cherished memories of a truly enchanting expedition.

    Jacques-Cartier, a vessel of light and elegance, mirrors PONANT's cherished universe. With an ethically chic ambiance, it honors the awe-inspiring destinations it voyages to. Below the surface lies the wondrous Blue Eye, where guests can revel in the beauty and sounds of the marine world while toasting to life's extraordinary moments.

    Venture through the enchanting wonders of Japan's western Kyushu and South Korea's volcanic paradise, immersing in awe-inspiring landscapes, Christian heritage, and the serenity of Shinto traditions, leaving you with cherished memories of wonder and beauty.

    *Option for a reverse itinerary is available.

     

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    20 April 2024 Departure Kyushu's Secret Islands & Ancestral Heritage Cruise 8D7N (Kagoshima-Fukuoka)

    27 April 2024 Departure Kyushu's Secret Islands & Ancestral Heritage Cruise 8D7N  (Fukuoka-Kagoshima)

     

    NOTE: The itinerary is indicative. No two expedition cruises will be the same, with each expedition crafted by the experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. We suggest that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

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  3. Journey to Japan from Guam to Tokyo 15D14N

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    Embark on an unique voyage and venture deeper into Japan to reveal its authentic beauty and untouched marine ecosystems with immersive culture and tradition. Transverse the remote islands of Japan in a 15-day cruise from Guam to Tokyo and uncover the untold stories of World War II. Discover the wonders of Mariana Islands, unlock a world of vibrant biodiversity and immerse yourself in the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Ogasawara Islands. Indulge in breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji from the scenic port of Shimizu, explore lush tea plantations, witness traditional dances, and savor authentic food.

    Your voyage sets sail from Guam and follows a route towards Tokyo, passing through the Mariana Islands. Along the way, you'll encounter significant landmarks of World War II, immerse yourself in the charm of traditional Japanese fishing villages, observe native wildlife, and witness pristine marine ecosystems.

    Delight in captivating performances like the Kashitate dance and Hachijo Taiko drumming on Hachijojima Island. Experience the vibrant seafood markets of Shimizu and embark on invigorating hikes along lush trails that offer unparalleled views of the iconic Mt. Fuji.

    Throughout your expedition, the Coral Geographer ensures your culinary satisfaction with meticulously prepared meals by a skilled chef. This 14-night, 15-day voyage allows ample time to savour the wonders of Guam and Japan while offering twin-share accommodations. Seize this extraordinary opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to uncover the heart of Japan and its authentic cultural beauty.

    Embrace the breathtaking beauty of Japan through this off-the-beaten-track adventure, seamlessly blending history, culture, and remarkable biodiversity. Enjoy the comfort of onboard accommodations aboard the Coral Geographer or Coral Adventurer for 15 days, with all meals included.

    Travelling beyond and deeper, embark on this remarkable 15 day off-the-beaten-track journey that will enrich your wanderlust with meaningful connections to Japan's history, culture, and landscapes.

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  4. Cruise Through the Heart of Japan: A Cultural Journey From Tokyo to Fukuoka 15D14N

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    Embark on a 15 day 14 night captivating cultural voyage through the breathtaking landscapes of Japan, where you'll explore a captivating blend of vibrant cities and serene coastal villages. Prepare to be enchanted as the Coral Geographer ship carries you on a remarkable journey, unveiling the wonders of Japanese cultural towns, modern architectural marvels, delectable cuisine, and awe-inspiring landmarks.

    Your voyage commences in Tokyo, offering you a gateway to immerse yourself in the richness of traditional Japanese culture as you venture into the remote township of Shimizu and visit unique Shinto shrines in Shingu. Indulge in the vibrant ambiance of Osaka, treating your taste buds to fresh and authentic culinary delights, or delve into the captivating tapestry of Kyoto, where modern architecture harmonizes with ancient temples. Traverse the lush mountainous landscape of Iya Valley in remote Tokushima, delve into the traditional history of soy sauce craft in Shodojima, and explore the secrets of the ancient castle in the lesser-explored Karatsu.

    Continuing your odyssey, you'll set foot on South Korea's Jeju Island to witness the extraordinary UNESCO-listed Manjanggul lava tubes before venturing into the uncharted beauty of the Goto Islands. Finally, your journey culminates in the vibrant city of Fukuoka. Along the way, you'll be immersed in poignant histories and ancient traditions, unraveling the essence of what makes Japan truly exceptional.

    Throughout your expedition, all meals will be meticulously prepared aboard the Coral Geographer by a skilled chef. The voyage spans 15 days 14 nights, ensuring ample time to savor the wonders of Japan on a twin share basis. This extraordinary opportunity presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover the heart of Japan and its authentic cultural beauty.

    As you bid farewell to this incredible journey, take with you cherished memories of awe-inspiring landscapes, the warmth of Japanese hospitality, and the deep understanding of a nation steeped in timeless traditions.

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  5. The Enchanting Passage from Japan to Taiwan: Exploring Japan’s Ryukyu Islands 17D16N

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    Embark on an extraordinary adventure aboard the Coral Geographer ship to explore Japan's captivating Ryukyu Islands. This immersive journey promises a wealth of insights into the region's nature, culture, and vibrant communities, offering a rare opportunity to discover these unexplored sites.

    Your voyage begins in the bustling city of Fukuoka before setting sail on the Coral Geographer for Nagasaki, a city steeped in history. Here, you'll delve into the wartime past, admire internationally influenced architecture, and explore traditional shrines and temples. As you venture deeper into the remote Okinawan Islands, you'll encounter the unique lifestyles of those who rely on the sea for their livelihood, immersing yourself in the fascinating fishing village of Suwanosejima.

    The Ryukyu Islands are brimming with ancient mythical legends, and you'll have the chance to uncover the captivating tales tied to Okinoerabujima. Additionally, the Kerama Islands will unveil pristine marine ecosystems, where you can witness the vibrant underwater world through activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and diving.

    Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the enchanting woodland of Yakujima, where towering cedars create a breathtaking ambiance. Explore the untouched forested scenery of Iriomote Island, gliding through its waterways on a mesmerising kayak adventure. Marvel at the awe-inspiring strombolian eruptions of passing volcanic landscapes, witnessing nature's raw power and beauty.

    As you navigate through this region rarely visited by Western travelers, you'll have the unique privilege of experiencing traditional island lifestyles. Step ashore on the remote Ryukyu Islands and immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of these coastal communities. Stroll through UNESCO-listed thousand-year-old cedar forests, where you'll encounter a majestic 25-meter-tall giant cedar tree estimated to be up to 7,200 years old.

    In Naha Island, Okinawa, you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at glassmaking in the traditional Ryukyu style and witness the ancient practice of Hanhaui textile weaving, which has been handed down for over 600 years. Delight in an after-dark stargazing experience from the Astronomical observation tower on Hateruma Island, marveling at the glittering night sky.

    Throughout your journey, all meals are included, ensuring that you can savour the flavors of the region without worry. Keep an eye out for rare endemic wildlife, including Ludith's Jay and the Amami black rabbit, adding a touch of wonder to your exploration. Immerse yourself in the captivating history and culture of the Ryukyu Islands and be serenaded by the melodies of the traditional Sanshin instrument.

    Join this remarkable expedition cruise to the Ryukyu Islands and discover the hidden gems, breathtaking landscapes, and authentic experiences that await you in these mesmerizing coastal communities.

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  6. Best of Japan’s Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail 11D10N, Self Guided

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    Curated for avid hikers, connect with enlightening spirits as you journey Japan's Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Trail, carefully selecting the best walks and accommodations along the route in Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime. Embark on spiritual self-guided walks by day and experience an authentic pilgrimage journey, staying in traditional Minshuku, Ryokan, and Shukubo temple lodging offering delicious regional cuisine and natural hot springs. From dramatic scenery, ancient paths to awe inspiring history; escape to a truly quintessential Japanese experience on this 11 days Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail that will leave you enlightened.

    Begin your spiritual journey in Osaka, where you’ll journey by express train to Kyoto city. Spend a day exploring the delights and natural wonders of Japan’s former capital boasting tranquil temples and gardens and traditional teahouses. From Day 3, you begin your ultimate pilgrimage journey beginning with a gentle introduction walk on Shikoku towards 3 of the most captivating temples on the entire trail. From Day 4-10, delve deeper into the ancient Shikoku trail with carefully selected sections of the best and most beautiful walks on the route. Over these days, you’ll hike to discover an array of Buddhist temples, climb the iconic ladder to Kōbō Daishi’s meditation spot and discover quaint villages including Tokushima Prefecture, small Onsen village of Kamiyama, old hot-spring town of Kotohira Spa, Imabari town and more. Your inspiring pilgrimage walk ends in the east of Ehime Prefecture traversing a rural area of Shikoku and the temples set in lovely natural settings. Your journey ends with a train back to Osaka with an overnight stay.

    This adventure package includes 10 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis. All accommodations on your spiritual journey have been handpicked to reflect and fit the authenticity of your pilgrimage; deepen the transcendent connection in a mix of stays from traditional Minshuku, Ryokan, and Shukubo temple lodging.  Ryokan and Minshuku are traditional Japanese-style inns with rooms in Japanese style with tatami (straw) matting and futons. Minshuku are mostly shared toilet and bathing facilities. Shukubo are lodgings in Buddhist temples originally meant for pilgrims where rooms are similar to a Ryokan or Minshuku, though with fewer facilities. In Kyoto and Osaka city, you’ll stay at 4-star hotels. During your hiking days, transfers are either by train, bus and/or a pre-booked and prepaid taxi. Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.

    Unite with a transcendent sense of self. Feel and accept spiritual depth on a 11-day journey through enlightening temples and sites to uncover the ancient and peace-imbuing secrets of Japan's ancient Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Trail.

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  7. Luxury Japan Walk (Imperial Kyoto to The Alps) 8D7N, Fully Guided

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    Experience the wholesomeness of Japanese culture unfolds before you as you witness age-long traditions, taste its exquisite cuisine, dip in its famed onsen, and encounter tranquil landscapes. Enjoy the best of Japan’s modern and rustic regions traversing Kyoto to The Alps on this 8-day walking adventure leaving you inspired and calm.

    Your journey begins in Kyoto, where you uncover the iconic shrines and temples from the red tori gates of Fushimi Inari-Taisha to the tranquil Ginkaku-Ji (Temple of Silver Pavilion). Unearth views of Kyoto from the hill’s peak and walk the famous Philosopher’s Path giving you a feel of tranquility and beauty of nature. Hike amid flourishing tea plantations and indulge in tea tasting at Wazuka. Discover the historic and charming city of Nara from its World Heritage Tōda-Ji temple to immersing into a traditional Shinto blessing. Go off the beaten path as you follow a 7th-century trail that runs through scenic villages and rustic terrain decorated with temples and shrines. Journey to the Japanese Alps aboard a bullet train and explore the centuries-old merchants’ houses and shops in Takayama’s old quarter. Absorb the peace and serenity as you hike the famous Utsueshijuhatsu Falls trail and delve deep into the natural wonders of Kamikōchi at Chūbu-Sangaku National Park brimming with wildlife. You’ll take in spectacular hikes from the enchanting Tateyama Mountains in the Northern Alps to a hiking spree in Kamikochi, Yoko Bridge, and Tashiro Pond. Bask in the breathtaking views before ending your inspiring adventure in Nagano’s train station.

    This luxury package includes 7 nights’ accommodations in luxury hotels and ryokans 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 walking 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; walk in true comfort.

    Reconnect with nature and find stillness and tranquility as you escape into the wonders of Japan’s rich culture and breathtaking scenery on this 8-day rejuvenating walking splendor from city to alps.

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  8. Luxury Japan Cycle 8D7N (The Noto Peninsula to Kyoto), Fully Guided

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    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.

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  9. Luxury Nakasendo Trail Village to Village Walk 5D4N, Self Guided + Royale Snow Monkey Tour

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    Escape to an ancient haven, unleashing the magic of time travel in Old Japan’s iconic trail - the Nakasendo Trail. Bask in the omnipresent beauty of the Kiso Valley as you navigate the trail from village to village at your own pace. Learn the history of the encompassing Edo samurai era, savour astounding regional cuisine, and bathe in rejuvenating hot springs with fascinating snow monkeys—a truly unforgettable experience.

    Your adventure begins in Kyoto (or Tokyo), from where you’ll head to walk the popular and beautiful trail from Magome to Tsumago. Marvel at the wonders of the trail before heading to relax in the hot springs of your lovely accommodation. Stroll through the picturesque landscape of Nojiri and pause to capture a captivating view of nature's beauty in Nagiso. Proceed to Kiso-Fukushima in the heart of Kiso Valley, at the foot of Mt. Ontake. Continue to Narai and peruse some of the many restaurants and shops for delightful meals and souvenirs. Catch a train to Nagano and explore the Zenko-ji temple, a national treasure. Bathe in hot springs with wild monkeys in Jigokudani “Hell’s Valley”. Explore Shibu Onsen, a 1300-year-old hot spring town. Head to Obuse and then take a train to either Tokyo or Nagano to end your adventure.

    Indulge in relaxation at handpicked luxury accommodations when you’re not exploring the trails. Unwind in cosy rooms replete with modern amenities. Take rejuvenating baths in numerous hot springs surrounded by nature. Treat your taste buds to several mouth-watering regional or French cuisine. Your accommodations comprise both traditional-style and boutique luxury ryokans.

    This luxury adventure package includes 4 nights of accommodation in traditional inns and hotels on a twin-share basis. A trip perfectly planned with engaging tour activities to discover the region at a leisurely pace.

    Take the reins and write a chapter in your own tale on this 5-day Nakasendo Trail itinerary — an ancient trail that leaves you with cherished memories of ancient tales, culinary delights, and the serene embrace of the Kiso Valley.

    NOTE: We can depart the tour from Kyoto, Tokyo or Nagoya. Please contact us to tailor the itinerary to suit your travel plan. 

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  10. Classic Kumano Kodo Village to Village Walk 5D4N (Inc. Ogumotori-goe), Self Guided

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    Feel the pulse of nature and a strong connection to the past as you embark on a 5-day hike along the Kumano Kodo, a trail that whispers secrets of ancient Japan. Carve your own way through its core, Nakahechi and conquer the Ogumotori-goe pass, weaving through alluring villages and discovering hidden shrines. Your journey crescendos at the mystical Kumano Nachi Taisha, where the majestic Nachi Falls roars in applause.

    Set off on an awe-inspiring journey, starting from Shin-Osaka or Kyoto, bound for Kii-Tanabe, the gateway to Kumano Kodo. Traverse evolving landscapes, setting the stage for your pilgrimage in Takijiri. Ascend to the mist-draped Takahara, then explore forested mountains leading to Chikatsuyu. Venture on a trek from Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha, immersed in a forested symphony. Continue your venture from Koguchi to Nachisan, conquering the demanding Ogumotori-goe trail. Revel in the breathtaking view at Ogumotorigoe Pass, reaching Nachi-san with its majestic waterfall and sacred shrines. Retreat to Yunomine Onsen (or Kawayu Onsen) and Katsuura Onsen for hot springs, delectable seafood, and an authentic Kaiseki dining experience. Finally, conclude your journey exploring Katsuura Fish Market, witnessing lively tuna auctions, and savouring oceanic delights before travelling back to Kyoto or Osaka.

    After each exciting day of exploration, return to your carefully chosen accommodations to unwind—Kiri No-Sato Takahara Lodge, Yunomine Onsen (or Kawayu Onsen)'s traditional Japanese Ryokan, and an accommodation in Katsuura Onsen offering the Pacific Ocean views. Experience the peak serenity surrounded by otherworldly vistas. Immerse yourself in traditional Japanese hot springs and the bewitching flavours of the finest Pacific Ocean-sourced seasonal cuisine.

    This adventure includes 4 nights of accommodations in premium destinations on a twin-share basis. A trip perfectly planned with engaging tour activities to discover the region at a leisurely pace. Daily luggage transfer is taken care and you can focus on walking with a daypack. The walk is qualified for "Dual Pilgrim" & official Dual Pilgrim Credential is provided in the info pack at the pre-walk orientation.

    Take part in a bewildering journey that stands as a true testament to the wonders of ancient japan. Embrace the unfolding ethos of Japanese shrines, and revitalise with soothing spring hot springs as you forge a deep connection to the spiritual tapestry of the Kumano Kodo over 5 enchanting days.

    Note: Bus and train tickets are not included. You can use vending machines to purchase. Estimated total cost for the bus tickets during the tour is 5,400 yen per person.

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