On the island of Honshu lies the bustling city of Tokyo, one of the best cities in the world for urban exploration on foot. Outside of the buzzing streets of Tokyo you will find some spectacular beauty in the surrounding natural landscapes. Try shinrin-yoku, the practice of taking a walk in a forest and discover the incredible outdoors neighbouring this incredible city. From Mount Mitake in Okutama region and  Mount Takao to Mount Tsukuba out North East and the Ten-en Hiking course in the South East. Our range is inclusive of easy walks and strolls through to challenging hikes and ...
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  1. Luxury Nakasendo Trail Village to Village Walk 5D4N, Self Guided + Royale Snow Monkey Tour

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    Step back in time as you trek along village paths and the forested Nakasendo trail getting a unique taste of Japan at your own pace. Be welcomed at night at the best Japanese inns/ryokans along the route showcasing the traditional Japanese service and hospitality. Soak up the Kiso Valley's beautiful nature, discover the fascinating history of local Samurai connections and post towns, and indulge in the region's culinary delights and sake tasting experience. Visit the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and explore Zenko-ji, one of Japan's oldest and most important Buddhist temples. Spend a night at the finest ‘ryokan' favorited by the Japanese Imperial Family.

    Starting from Kyoto (or Tokyo), your action-packed three day walking journey covers the best sections of the ancient Nakasendo Trail, passing the picturesque Kiso Valley known for its rural villages and natural scenery, and visiting the exquisitely-preserved post towns of Magome, Tsumago and Narai. Stretching all the way from Tokyo to Kyoto, the 533km Nakasendo trail is jam-packed with Japanese traditional culture, architecture, shops and ambiance. Walking the Nakasendo Trail from village to village is a great way to sample Japan's rural scenery.

    Mixed with paved village paths and unpaved forested/mountain trails, the Nakasendo Trail is an easy to moderate walk with some gentle ascents and descents.

    The package also includes entry tickets to three beautiful sights in Kiso-Fukushima, including:

    -Yamamura Residence, former home of the Owari clan's leader Yamamura and overseer of the Kiso-Fukushima area

    - Ko zenji Temple, home to Asia’s largest dry rock garden

    - Fukushima Sekisho-Ato, a 270 year-old immigration office.

    Walk the original Nakasendo route by day, and stay at handpicked Japanese inn/ryokan by night including one night at Tobira Onsen Myojinkan, a member of Relais & Châteaux, offering superb rooms and suites, sophisticated Kaiseki-style food as well as organic French cuisine. All rooms have an ensuite.

    After the walk, led by a guide, you'll visit the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and observe the hot spring-bathing monkeys at close proximity. Explore Zenko-ji, one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples and experience Nagano's renowned food culture and ‘sake' with a tasting. Spend the last night at Hotel Senjukaku, one of the most traditional guesthouses in the region and a favorite with the Japanese Imperial Family.

    The package includes 4 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, train tickets, PASMO transport card, entry fee as well as customised travel document. Please see "What's Included' section for the details.

    Walk the Nakasendo in style and walk into the heart of old Japan.

    The itinerary departs from Kyoto and finishes in Matsumoto. Departing from Tokyo can also be arranged. We can customise the itinerary to suit your travel needs.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily year round 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.

    Luggage Forwarding

    Baggage handling is not included in the tour cost, but Japan has a fabulous luggage forwarding service which you can use to send your luggage to your next destination. It will take between 24 and 72 hours to get the luggage to the next point so we recommend preparing an overnight bag when using this service. Luggage can be sent between any two points in Japan and the bell desks or receptions at your hotel will be happy to assist you with arranging this luggage transfer. We can assist you to arrange luggage transfers. The 3 day luggage transfer cost is approx. 4500 - 9000 yen (AUD 60 - 115) depending on the size and the weight of the luggage.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  2. Luxury Japan Active Explorer (Nakasendo & Koyasan) 14D13N, Partially Guided

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    Route: Tokyo - Kiso-Fukushima - Kyoto - Nara - Hiroshima - Miyajima - Koyasan - Osaka

    Uncover the secrets of some of Japan’s most iconic locations on a 14 day active tour of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan and Hiroshima. Spend each day trekking, biking and kayaking among some of the country’s most picturesque landscapes and immersing in an ancient culture, before resting each night in luxurious accommodation.

    Embark on a cultural discovery through famous cities, sights and landmarks. This tour begins in Tokyo where you will visit Asakusa, part of Tokyo's old town, which is both the city's oldest Geisha district and home to Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple; and encounter the Meiji Shrine. From Tokyo, undertake the Nakasendo Trail Walk, past old towns, farms and woodlands; and onward to Kyoto, home to around 2,000 shrines and temples, and the city of Nara. Finally, the city of Hiroshima awaits and, close by, the Seto Inland Sea connects Hiroshima with Miyajima Island. The tour concludes in Japan’s culinary capital, Osaka.

    Hotel accommodation has been handpicked to ensure this once-in-a-lifetime journey is a true indulgence. You will also experience a Kazari ryokan, a traditional Japanese-style inn in the Kiso Valley and one night in luxurious temple lodging. Breakfast is included, while most evenings you will be at liberty to make your own dining arrangements.

    The tour package includes all accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners. Transportation and equipment, all guided walking, cycling and kayaking are also included while some optional activities are available at additional cost. The tour commences with transfers from Tokyo airport and concludes at Osaka airport.

    Take the ultimate tour of Japan and tick off bucket-list locations as you go. This luxurious itinerary will suit those with a keen interest in the culture of an ancient and beautiful country, who also enjoy an active escape. No two days are the same on this fascinating tour though one of the world’s most intriguing destinations.

    Departure Dates

    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

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    Route: Tokyo - Kiso-Fukushima - Kyoto - Nara - Hiroshima - Miyajima - Koyasan - Osaka Uncover the secrets of some of Japan’s ...
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  3. Luxury Mt Fuji Walk (Ochudo Trail) & Lake Yamanakako Cycle 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    Experience some of Japan's most iconic and memorable locations on two wheels and by foot. Over two incredible days, explore this UNESCO-listed national park and Lake Yamanakako, located at the northern base of Mount Fuji, on this fascinating, fully-guided package.

    Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, rising to 3,776m. The beautiful cone-shaped mountain is located west of Tokyo, surrounded by lakes in a national park and has long been revered by Japanese people for its historical and spiritual significance. This compact itinerary is the ideal introduction to a fascinating region, rich in cultural heritage. The journey begins at the largest of the five lakes, Lake Yamanakako before climbing Mount Fuji’s northern slopes on the Fuji Subaru Line. Admire spectacular views of the Fuji Five Lakes below before descending once more and exploring the remaining Lakes: Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Shojiko and Motosuko.

    You can choose to stay at Fuji View Hotel (4 Star) or Konansou Ryokan (5 Star).

    4 Star Option: Overlooking Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, Fuji View Hotel offers spacious modern accommodations surrounded by gorgeous Japanese gardens with lush greenery. Your moderate Japanese room has Mount Fuji views. Here, enjoy Japanese/traditional French cuisine.

    5 Star Option: Spend two nights' enjoying the gentle hospitality at Konansou Ryokan, a traditional Japanese Ryokan, situated within the Fuji Kawaguchiko Onsen resort at the base of Mount Fuji. This charming Ryokan takes in panoramic views of the snow-topped peak of Mount Fuji and offers Japanese and Western style guest rooms with its own private open-air hot spring baths and ensuites. Here, enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and regional specialities.

    This tour package includes one nights' accommodation at Konansou Ryokan (or Fuji View Hotel), meals as mentioned in the itinerary, two days of guided cycling and walking, daily hotel pickup and drop off as well as transfers from and to Kawaguchiko Station at the beginning and end of your trip.

    Embrace a classic Japanese experience among spectacular scenery on this engaging and inspiring journey. Traverse mesmerising landscapes admiring Japan’s most famous icon from near and far as you learn of this history and significance of this beautiful region.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request from March - November.

    Price

    4 Star Option: from $1,650 AUD per person, twin share*

    5 Star Option: from $1,850 AUD per person, twin share*

    * Departures during weekends, peak season, and Japanese public holidays will be subject to supplementary charges.

    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

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  4. Mt Fuji Hike (Yoshida Trail) With Mtn Hut Overnight Stay 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Depart from Tokyo, climb Mt Fuji on foot and stay overnight in a mountain hut for an unforgettable sunrise. This easy to moderate tour will reward you with spellbinding nature and history of Mt Fuji. This truly is the classic Japanese experience.

    The three day package offers you the opportunity to experience the beauty of Japan's outdoors from Tokyo to Mount Fuji. It starts at the Fuji-Subaru Line 5th Station and trek to the peak of Mount Fuji alongside an English-speaking local guide, reaching the summit. Stay in a charming mountain hut at the 8th station. You will be amazed by the sunrise at the peak. After exploring Mt. Fuji's crater and catching amazing panoramic views of Japan, return to Tokyo.

    Your tour includes 2 nights accommodation with breakfast, guided walk and Tokyo return transfers.

    Climb Mt Fuji and catch the sunrise from Fuji's Summit - an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request from 1st July - 9th September

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?We specialise in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury journeys to Japan. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  5. Best of Nakasendo Trail Village to Village Walk (Inc. Usui-toge Pass) 4D3N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the Nakasendo Trail village to village over 4 days with a local guide, and challenge yourself on the Usui-toge Pass. The mountain pass has the steepest paths on the Nakasendo trail, but it provides breath-taking views. Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature, discover the fascinating history of local Samurai connections and the post towns, and indulge in the culinary delights. Complete the adventurous trekking and be enlightened with a sense of accomplishment!

    Starting from Kyoto, your action-packed four day walking journey covers the best sections of the ancient Nakasendo Trail, descending from a high plateau down to the Kanto plain, passing the picturesque Kiso Valley known for its rural villages and natural scenery, and visiting the exquisitely-preserved post towns of Magome, Tsumago and Narai. Stretching all the way from Tokyo to Kyoto, the 533km Nakasendo trail is jam-packed with Japanese traditional culture, architecture, shops and ambiance. Walking the Nakasendo Trail from village to village is a great way to sample Japan's rural scenery.

    Walk the original route by day, and stay at the best hand-picked Japanese inn/ryokan by night in Karuizawa, Tsumago and Kiso-Fukushima. You'll have a chance to try some of the local specialties sourced from the mountains such as buckwheat, honey and fresh wasabi.

    Mixed with paved village paths and unpaved forested/mountain trails, the Nakasendo Trail is a moderate walk with some gentle ascents and descents.

    The package includes 3 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, local transportation and 4 day guiding services.

    Walk Nakasendo and walk into the heart of old Japan.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily year round on request.

    The itinerary departs from Tokyo and finishes in Kyoto. Reverse itinerary can be arranged and offered. Departs/Finishes in Tokyo, and departs/finishes in Kyoto can also be arranged. Please contact us.

    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

    Luggage Forwarding

    Baggage handling is not included in the tour cost, but Japan has a fabulous luggage forwarding service which you can use to send your luggage to your next destination. It will take between 24 and 72 hours to get the luggage to the next point so we recommend preparing an overnight bag when using this service. Luggage can be sent between any two points in Japan and the bell desks or receptions at your hotel will be happy to assist you with arranging this luggage transfer. We can assist you to arrange luggage transfers. The 3 day luggage transfer cost is approx. 4500 - 9000 yen (AUD 60 - 115) depending on the size and the weight of the luggage.

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  6. Best of Nakasendo Trail Village to Village Walk 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Walk the Nakasendo Trail village to village over 3 days with a local guide, immerse yourself in the Kiso Valley's beautiful nature, discover the fascinating history of local Samurai connections and post towns, and indulge in the Kiso region's culinary delights. This is an ideal relaxing walking holiday for history buffs and nature lovers alike.

    Starting from Tokyo, your action-packed three day walking journey covers the best sections of the ancient Nakasendo Trail, passing the picturesque Kiso Valley known for its rural villages and natural scenery, and visiting the exquisitely-preserved post towns of Magome, Tsumago and Narai. Stretching all the way from Tokyo to Kyoto, the 533km Nakasendo trail is jam-packed with Japanese traditional culture, architecture, shops and ambiance. Walking the Nakasendo Trail from village to village is a great way to sample Japan's rural scenery.

    Walk the original route by day, and stay at the best Japanese inn/ryokan by night in Tsumago and Kiso-Fukushima. All rooms have private toilets. You'll have a chance to try some of the local specialties sourced from the mountains such as buckwheat, honey and fresh wasabi.

    Mixed with paved village paths and unpaved forested/mountain trails, the Nakasendo Trail is an easy to moderate walk with some gentle ascents and descents.

    The package includes 2 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, local transportation and 3 day guiding services.

    Walk the Nakasendo trail and walk into the heart of old Japan.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily year round on request.

    The itinerary departs from Tokyo and finishes in Kyoto. Reverse itinerary can be arranged and offered. Departs/Finishes in Tokyo, and departs/finishes in Kyoto can also be arranged. Please contact us.

    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

    Luggage Forwarding

    Baggage handling is not included in the tour cost, but Japan has a fabulous luggage forwarding service which you can use to send your luggage to your next destination. It will take between 24 and 72 hours to get the luggage to the next point so we recommend preparing an overnight bag when using this service. Luggage can be sent between any two points in Japan and the bell desks or receptions at your hotel will be happy to assist you with arranging this luggage transfer. We can assist you to arrange luggage transfers. The 3 day luggage transfer cost is approx. 4500 - 9000 yen (AUD 60 - 115) depending on the size and the weight of the luggage.

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  7. Luxury Nakasendo Trail Village to Village Walk 4D3N, Self Guided

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    Step back in time as you trek along village paths and the forested Nakasendo trail getting a unique taste of Japan at your own pace. Be welcomed at night at the best Japanese inns/ryokans along the route showcasing the traditional Japanese service and hospitality. Soak up the Kiso Valley's beautiful nature, discover the fascinating history of local Samurai connections and post towns, and indulge in the Kiso region's culinary delights. This is an incredible and unique way to experience the country, walking the most beautiful part of the original route from Tokyo to Kyoto (or reverse).

    Starting from Kyoto, your action-packed three day walking journey covers the best sections of the ancient Nakasendo Trail, passing the picturesque Kiso Valley known for its rural villages and natural scenery, and visiting the exquisitely-preserved post towns of Magome, Tsumago and Narai. Stretching all the way from Tokyo to Kyoto, the 533km Nakasendo trail is jam-packed with Japanese traditional culture, architecture, shops and ambiance. Walking the Nakasendo Trail from village to village is a great way to sample Japan's rural scenery.

    The package also includes entry tickets to three beautiful sights in Kiso-Fukushima, including:- Yamamura Residence, former home of the Owari clan's leader Yamamura and overseer of the Kiso-Fukushima area,- Ko zenji Temple, home to Asia’s largest dry rock garden,- Fukushima Sekisho-Ato, a 270 year-old immigration office.

    Walk the original route by day, and stay at selected Japanese inn/ryokan by night in Tsumago, Kiso-Fukushima and Matsumoto. All rooms have an ensuite. Your last night will be spent at Tobira Onsen Myojinkan, a member of Relais & Châteaux, offering superb rooms and suites, sophisticated Kaiseki-style food as well as organic French cuisine.

    Mixed with paved village paths and unpaved forested/mountain trails, the Nakasendo Trail is an easy to moderate walk with some gentle ascents and descents.

    The package includes 3 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, train ticket from Kyoto to Nakatsugawa, PASMO transport card as well as customised travel document. Please see "What's Included' section for the details.

    Walk the Nakasendo in style and walk into the heart of old Japan.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily year round on request.

    The itinerary departs from Kyoto and finishes in Matsumoto. Departing from Tokyo can also be arranged. We can customise the itinerary to suit your travel needs.

    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.

    Luggage Forwarding

    Baggage handling is not included in the tour cost, but Japan has a fabulous luggage forwarding service which you can use to send your luggage to your next destination. It will take between 24 and 72 hours to get the luggage to the next point so we recommend preparing an overnight bag when using this service. Luggage can be sent between any two points in Japan and the bell desks or receptions at your hotel will be happy to assist you with arranging this luggage transfer. We can assist you to arrange luggage transfers. The 3 day luggage transfer cost is approx. 4500 - 9000 yen (AUD 60 - 115) depending on the size and the weight of the luggage.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  8. Japan Alps to Sea Deluxe Walk & Cycle 8D7N, Fully Guided

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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.

    Departure Dates

    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

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    Route: Tokyo - Okuhida - Kamikochi National Park - Takayama - Shirakawa-go - Tateyama Alpine Route - Toyama - Noto Peninsula A deluxe walking ...
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  9. Classic Mt Fuji Fujinomiya Trail Hike & Cycle 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    Experience the grand nature of cone-shaped, snow-topped Mt. Fuji on foot and on wheels. This easy to moderate tour will reward you with spellbinding nature and history of Mt Fuji. This truly is the classic Japanese experience.

    The two day package offers you the opportunity to experience the majestic Mt. Fuji and its neighbourhood on foot and on wheels. The itinerary incorporates one day Mt Fuji Fujinomiya trail guided hike, taking you along Fujinomiya's mountain route to explore the Hoei crater, the largest crater on Mt. Fuji, formed over 300 years ago. Day 2 is a leisurely guided cycle through natural rural landscapes and rice fields, with Mt Fuji in the background.

    You'll spend one night at a 80 year old wooden villa which has a view of Mount Fuji.

    Your local guides are passionate to protect the natural environment, regional cultures, and the dignity of the local community through community-based ecotourism. They are looking forward to host you and introduce a more authentic side of Mt Fuji.

    Your tour includes 1 night accommodation, guided walk and cycling tours, all meals and return transfers from/to Fujinomiya station.

    This Mt Fuji Hike & Cycle tour delivers a safe, fun, friendly and authentic experience.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request from late June - late October.

    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

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  10. Classic Nakasendo Trail Walk 4D3N, Partial Guided

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    Walk the Nakasendo Trail village to village over 4 days with a local guide, immerse yourself in the Kiso Valley's beautiful nature, discover the fascinating history of local Samurai connections and the post towns, and indulge in the Kiso region's culinary delights. This is an ideal relaxing walking holiday for history buffs and nature lovers alike.

    Starting from Tokyo, your action-packed four day walking journey covers the best sections of the ancient Nakasendo Trail, passing the picturesque Kiso Valley known for its rural villages and natural scenery, and visiting the exquisitely-preserved post towns of Magome, Tsumago and Narai. Stretching all the way from Tokyo to Kyoto, the 533 km Nakasendo trail is jam-packed with Japanese traditional culture, architecture, shops and ambiance. Walking the Nakasendo Trail from village to village is a great way to sample Japan's rural scenery.

    Walk the original route by day, and stay at the hand-picked best Japanese ryokans by night. All rooms have private toilets for your comfort. You'll have a chance to try some of the local specialties sourced from the mountains such as buckwheat, honey and fresh wasabi.

    Mixed with paved village paths and unpaved forested/mountain trails, the Nakasendo Trail is an easy to moderate walk with some gentle ascents and descents.

    The package includes 3 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, all train tickets as well as luggage transfer between Kiso-Fukushima and Narai.

    Walking the Nakasendo, walking in the heart of old Japan.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    The itinerary departs from Tokyo and finishes in Kyoto. Reverse itinerary can be arranged and offered. Departs/Finishes in Tokyo, and departs/finishes in Kyoto can also be arranged. Please contact us.

    Luggage Forwarding

    One luggage shuttle between Kiso-Fukushima and Narai is included in the package.

    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

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    Walk the Nakasendo Trail village to village over 4 days with a local guide, immerse yourself in the Kiso Valley's beautiful nature, discover the fascinating ...
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