For the active travelers who desire to discover off the beaten track, we recommend one of our Japan Walking Tours.
16 Day Japan Walking Tour Adventure
This self-guided tour combines Japan's main highlight destinations with a two night stay in the glorious Kiso Valley. The Kiso area offers spectacular views of the natural scenery where you can soak in the spiritual, tranquil atmosphere this area is so famous for.
Walk part of the ancient Nakasendo pilgrimage trail between the two post-towns Magome and Tsumago. Along the trail you will find spectacular views of Japan's countryside, English signage and a few small tea houses where you can take a break from the hiking if needed. The Nakasendo trail is easy to moderate level of difficulty and takes 2-3 hours to complete.
- Kiso Fukushima
10 Day Japan Highlights and Kumano Kodo Tour
This 10 day tour features the highlights of Japan's most popular destinations as well as an introduction to the World Heritage listed Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage route, with 2 days of short walks around the highlights; Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, Kumano Nachi Shrine complex, and the Nachi Waterfalls. Enjoy staying in local "minshuku" - Japanese-style accommodation in the hot spring villages of Kawayu Onsen and Katsuura Onsen.
10 Day Japan Highlights and Kiso Valley Tour
Combine the highlights of Japan with an escape into the Kiso Valley to discover the beautiful countryside and the traditional townships of the Nakasendo trail. Stay in "ryokan" traditional accommodation and enjoy delicious local food and a relaxing hot spring bath after the famous walk from Magome to Tsumago.
18 Day Complete Experience with Kumano Kodo Walk
Enjoy the best of Japan combined with a 4 night/5 day walk along the World Heritage Kumano Kodo's Imperial Route to Kumano. Stay in Minshuku guesthouse accommodation, soak in relaxing hot springs and traverse the beautiful Kii Peninsula.
- Kumano Kodo
14 Day Short Walks Tour
For the traveller looking to include a bit more of Japan's great outdoors, this tour combines the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto with some great walks along historic routes and through picturesque scenery.
- Kiso Valley
- Nakasendo (Magome/Tsumago)