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  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Best of Kumano Kodo Mountain to Sea Challenger Trek 5D4N (Inc. Ogumotori-goe), Self Guided

    $2,200.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. Hike Nakahechi including the hardest Ogumotori-goe pass of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route from mountain to sea. Traverse village to village, and visit iconic places including Takahara, Chikatsuyu, Tsugizakura-oji, Yunomine Onsen, Kumano Hongu Taisha. Complete the adventurous trekking with the grand finale being the world-famous Kumano Nachi Taisha and Nachi Falls. This is the most memorable challenge of the Kodo.

    Spend three nights at Japanese inns in Takahara, Nonaka and Yunomine Onsen areas, and be spoiled final night on a private island surrounded by the sea in Katsuura. Enjoy home-cooked and Kaiseki set dinners featuring local seasonal ingredients. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so that you can enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 5 days.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. This moderate to hard walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. The Ogumotori-goe is a challenging walk with long ascents and descents, but regarded as the most memorable challenge of the Kodo. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 52.5 km over 3.5 days' walking and have opportunity to visit two Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha).

    On this action-packed 5-day experience, you'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara and picturesque hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail and the final night on a private island hot spring resort. The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package. All rooms have ensuite - NO NEED TO USE MUMUAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This a highly rewarding Kumano Kodo trekking for natural wonders and adventure seekers.
  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Best of Kumano Kodo Mountain to Sea Walk & Cruise 5D4N, Self Guided

    $2,350.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. Hike Nakahechi of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route from mountain to sea, visit all three Kumano Grand Shrines, and ride on a traditional boat on the Kumano-gawa river on this relaxing walking tour. You'll enjoy hot springs at famous onsen village and indulgent in an Open-air Bath on a private island. This crafted itinerary offers a variety of experiences on the Kumano Kodo trail. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next accommodation so that you can enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 5 days.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. This easy to moderate walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 24 km over 3.5 days' walking and have opportunity to visit all three Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha).

    You'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara, picturesque Chikatsuyu village, and hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail and the final night on a private island hot spring resort. In the evening, unwind and relax in the comfort of the best accommodation along the trail. You have choice to have all rooms with ensuite - NO NEED TO USE MUMUAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This incredible walk through the mountainous Kii Peninsula will inspire with its scale, natural beauty and depth of history.
  • Kyoto or Tokyo

    Classic Nakasendo Trail Village to Village Walk 3D2N, Self Guided

    $1,300.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Walk the Nakasendo Trail village to village over 3 days independently, 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 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.

    Walk the original route by day, and stay at the hand-picked Japanese inn/ryokan by night in 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 an easy to moderate walk with some gentle ascents and descents.

    The package includes 2 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, train ticket from Kyoto to Nakatsugawa, PASMO transport card for local transportation as well as customised travel document.

    Walking the Nakasendo, walking in the heart of old Japan.
  • Kyoto or Tokyo

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

    $1,895.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    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 for all local transportation as well as customised travel document.

    Walk the Nakasendo in style and walk into the heart of old Japan.
  • Kyoto or Tokyo

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

    $1,998.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    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.
  • Kyoto or Tokyo

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

    $3,400.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    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 the Nakasendo and walk into the heart of old Japan.

  • Kyoto

    Luxury Naoshima Island Art Walk 3D2N, Self Guided

    $1,550.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Popular as an art island along the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, Naoshima houses the work of some of Japan's most iconic contemporary artists, and is a must see destination for all art, architecture and design lovers. Discover the eclectic work of Yayoi Kusama art and sculptures and the beauty in the simplicity of renowned architect, Tadao Ando's designs. Spend two nights at Benesse House. This is a perfect trip for an arts and cultural weekend getaway.

    Commonly known as Japan's art island, Naoshima is a tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea. Just a short ferry ride from Japan's main island of Honshu, the island has an atmosphere like nowhere else. The island was included in National Geographic’s '19 Places to Indulge Yourself'. In addition to sandy beaches, sunny weather, and tiny traditional fishing villages such as Miyanoura and Honmura, you'll find stunning architecture by Tadao Ando, museums, colourful galleries, installations, and charming cafes - all in a laid-back atmosphere amid beautiful scenery. The island also serves as a main venue of the Setouchi Triennale art festival held every three years.

    Trip Highlights
    - Museum hop to experience the work of Japan's most iconic contemporary artists.
    - Discover the personal obsessions with dots, nets, pumpkins and infinity rooms of artist, Yayoi Kusama.
    - Immerse in the simple yet impressive design spaces of world renowned architect, Tadao Ando.
    - Stay 2 nights at Benesse House, a museum and a hotel, incorporating guest rooms and space for display of contemporary art.

    The tour includes 2 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, train and ferry tickets to and from Miyanoura Port.

    This is one of the world’s most unique destinations for art lovers and travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind experience.
  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Best of Kumano Kodo Mountain to Sea Challenger Trek 5D4N (Inc. Ogumotori-goe), Private Guided

    $3,500.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. Led by local professional guide, hike Nakahechi including the hardest Ogumotori-goe pass of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route from mountain to sea. Traverse village to village, and visit iconic places including Takahara, Chikatsuyu, Tsugizakura-oji, Yunomine Onsen, Kumano Hongu Taisha. Complete the adventurous trekking with the grand finale being the world-famous Kumano Nachi Taisha and Nachi Falls. This is the most memorable challenge of the Kodo.

    Spend three nights at Japanese inns in Takahara, Nonaka and Yunomine Onsen areas, and be spoiled final night on a private island surrounded by the sea in Katsuura. Enjoy home-cooked and Kaiseki set dinners featuring local seasonal ingredients. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so that you can enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 5 days.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. This moderate to hard walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. The Ogumotori-goe is a challenging walk with long ascents and descents, but regarded as the most memorable challenge of the Kodo. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 52.5 km over 3.5 days' walking and have opportunity to visit two Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha).

    On this action-packed 5-day experience, you'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara and picturesque hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail and the final night on a private island hot spring resort. The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package. All rooms have ensuite - NO NEED TO USE MUMUAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This challenging and incredibly rewarding experience will be an adventure you remember forever.
  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Classic Kumano Kodo Inn to Inn Walk 4D3N, Private Guided

    $2,350.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. In the footsteps of Emperors, hike inn to inn with a local professional guide on enchanting sections of the Kumano Kodo Nakahechi route weaving through forested mountains and small villages towards the Grand Shrine of Hongu. Spend three nights at Japanese inns in Takahara, Nonaka and Yunomine Onsen areas, and enjoy home-cooked dinners featuring local seasonal ingredients.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. The four day easy to moderate walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 38.5 km over 2.5 days' walking. On this action-packed 4-day experience, you'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara and picturesque hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail, and visit Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.

    The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package, with three nights in Japanese style inns/boutique lodges. All rooms have ensuite - NO NEED TO USE MUMUAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This itinerary focuses on popular walks on the Nakahechi route of the Kumano Kodo over 4 incredible days. Get ready for this unforgettable village-to-village trek.

  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Classic Kumano Kodo Inn to Inn Walk 4D3N, Self Guided

    $1,550.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. In the footsteps of Emperors, hike inn to inn on enchanting sections of the Kumano Kodo Nakahechi route weaving through forested mountains and small villages towards the Grand Shrine of Hongu. Spend three nights at Japanese inns in Takahara, Nonaka and Yunomine Onsen areas, and enjoy home-cooked dinners featuring local seasonal ingredients. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so that you can enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 4 days.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. The four day easy to moderate walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 38.5 km over 2.5 days' walking. On this action-packed 4-day experience, you'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara and picturesque hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail, and visit Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.

    The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package, with three nights in Japanese style inns/boutique lodges. All rooms have ensuite - NO NEED TO USE MUMUAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This itinerary focuses on popular walks on the Nakahechi route of the Kumano Kodo over 4 incredible days. Get ready for this unforgettable village-to-village trek.

  • Tokyo or Kyoto

    Classic Nakasendo Trail Walk 4D3N, Partial Guided

    $2,650.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    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 Japanese inn/ryokan by night. 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.
  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Kumano Kodo Luxury Walk In Comfort Mountain to Sea 3D2N, Private Guided

    $1,850.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. Experience the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot over 3 incredible days. Led by an experienced local guide, hike Nakahechi, Hongu and Nachi, and visit iconic places including Kawayu Onsen, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha, Daimon-zaka and Nachi Falls. Explore the best of Kumano Kodo in comfort with your private guide, and immerse in nature.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. The three day easy walk takes you to visit two Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha) with short and scenic highlight walks.

    The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package, with one night at a hot spring village in the mountains (Kawayu Onsen) and the second night on the coast (Katsuura Onsen). Both nights' rooms have private ensuite.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next accommodation so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This itinerary focuses on the best sights and walks in a compact timeframe. It's a great introductory visit to the sacred Kumano region of Japan, one of Japan's most remote and rewarding walking journeys.
  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Best of Kumano Kodo Mountain to Sea Walk & Cruise 5D4N, Private Guided

    $3,550.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation Led by a professional guide, Hike Nakahechi of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route from mountain to sea, visit all three Kumano Grand Shrines, and ride on a traditional boat on the Kumano-gawa river on this relaxing walking tour. You'll enjoy hot springs at famous onsen village and indulgent in an Open-air Bath on a private island. This crafted itinerary offers a variety of experiences on the Kumano Kodo trail. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next accommodation so that you can enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 5 days.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. This easy to moderate walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 24 km over 3.5 days' walking and have opportunity to visit all three Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha).

    You'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara, picturesque Chikatsuyu village, and hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail and the final night on a private island hot spring resort. In the evening, unwind and relax in the comfort of the best accommodation along the trail. All rooms have private ensuite - NO NEED TO USE MUMUAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This incredible walk through the mountainous Kii Peninsula will inspire with its scale, natural beauty and depth of history.
  • Nagoya, Kyoto or Osaka, Japan

    Ultimate Luxury Mie Ise Shima Walk 3D2N + Amanemu 2N, Partially Guided

    $3,750.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Embark on a journey of discovery in Japan's spiritual heartland with a three-day, two-night walking experience combining Mie Ise Shima with accommodation at an ultimate luxury resort, Amanema. Walk in the footsteps of past generations who have made the pilgrimage here to witness some of the country’s most sacred sites.

    The Shima Peninsula is located in central Japan's Mie Prefecture. Beautiful nature, a flourishing fishing industry and delicious local cuisine are just a few of the attractions of a destination steeped in history.  Immerse in the culture and traditions of this spiritual region as you take in some of the Ise Jingu's most beautiful and profound locations, including the 3.9 km trail to the summit of Mt Asama and Ise Jingu, or Ise Grand Shrine, considered one of the most sacred sites in Japan with a history dating back to the 3rd century.

    Amanemu, a luxury ryokan-inspired retreat, lies on the shores of Ago Bay. Mineral-rich waters from a natural hot spring allow you to discover traditional onsen bathing, with a private bath in each of the immaculate suites and a variety of wellness treatments offered at the onsite spa. Delicious Japanese cuisine embraces local produce, including fresh seafood and the renowned Matsusaka Wagyu beef.

    This partially guided experience includes two nights of supreme luxury accommodation at Amenemu with breakfasts included. A Professional English-speaking guide will accompany you on Day 1 while on Day 2 and 3 you hike independently at your own pace. This tour also incorporates an Ago Bay cruise on Day 2 and a visit to Ama divers' hut for grilled seafood lunch, and private transfers to/from Kashikojima Station.

    
Connect with the sacred energy of an ancient and spiritual destination, rich in historic, cultural and religious significance. Explore ancient shrines and temples, rejuvenate in mineral-rich spring water, dine on the freshest local produce prepared with meticulous care, and enjoy an escape from reality that will stay with you forever.
  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Kumano Kodo Grand Traverse Mountain to Sea 6D5N (Inc. Kogumotori-goe & Ogumotori-goe), Private Guided

    $4,200.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. Led by a local professional guide, hike Nakahechi including Kogumotori-goe and the hardest Ogumotori-goe passes of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Traverse village to village and mountain to sea. Visit iconic places including Takahara, Chikatsuyu, Tsugizakura-oji, Yunomine Onsen, Kumano Hongu Taisha. Complete the adventurous trekking with the grand finale being the world-famous Kumano Nachi Taisha and Nachi Falls. Then be enlightened with a sense of accomplishment of the journey!

    Spend four nights at Japanese inns in Takahara, Nonaka, Yunomine Onsen and Koguchi areas, and be spoilt on the final night on a private island surrounded by the sea in Katsuura. Enjoy home-cooked and Kaiseki set dinners featuring local seasonal ingredients. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so that you can enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 6 days.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. This moderate to hard walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. The moderate Kogumotori-goe pass rewards trekkers with the amazing view from Hyakken-gura. The Ogumotori-goe is a challenging walk with long ascents and descents, but it's believed to be the most memorable challenge of the Kodo. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 65.2 km over 4.5 days' walking and have an opportunity to visit two Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha).

    On this action-packed 6-day experience, you'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara and picturesque hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail and the final night on a private island hot spring resort. The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package. All rooms have ensuite - NO NEED TO USE MUMUAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This is a highly rewarding Kumano Kodo trek for natural wonders and adventure seekers.

    Orientation
    The local staff will give you an orientation of the tour when you arrive at Kii-Tanabe station. The staff will supply you with maps, bus timetables and brief you on your itinerary. The staff will explain cultural elements such as how to use a bath and purchase bus tickets if need be as well as answer any last minute questions.

    Departure Dates:
    Departs daily year round on request.

    Please contact us for departure dates and availability. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Kyoto, Japan

    Luxury Kumano Kodo Mountain to Sea & Ama Divers 9D8N, Fully Guided

    $9,985.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Journey to the world-famous Kumano Kodo on foot from mountain to sea and immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating Japanese sacred traditions of Ama diving. Starting from Kyoto, this fully guided tour is the ideal discovery of the mountainous Kii Peninsula blessed with a rich pilgrimage tradition, isolated hot springs, and welcoming countryside hospitality. Your experiences also include an unforgettable culinary experience at a Michelin star restaurant in Kyoto.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. The eight days private guided tour included five days easy to moderate walk, it takes you to visit Takahara Shrine and multiple "Oji" meaning the sub-shrine of the grand shrine along the way through Kumano Kodo and combine with scenic and highlight walks. The second part of your journey, stay in a luxury tradition Japanese ryokan on the coast surrounded by nature and enjoy the tranquility in Toba. It located in the neighboring Mie Prefecture, it is famous for freshest seafood in Japan and pearl cultivation. Firsthand experience of Ama divier - women who dive without scuba gear or air tanks to catch seafood.

    Journey to the world-famous Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail from mountain to sea and immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating Japanese sacred traditions of Ama diving. This fully guided tour is the ideal discovery of the mountainous Kii Peninsula blessed with a rich pilgrimage tradition, isolated hot springs, and welcoming countryside hospitality. You'll also have unique opportunity to watch an Ama diving demonstration on Mikimoto Pearl Island of 5,000 years old history.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. This walking journey has a mix of easy, moderate and hard day walks. The moderate Kogumotori-goe pass rewards trekkers with the amazing view from Hyakken-gura. The Ogumotori-goe is a challenging walk with long ascents and descents, but it's believed to be the most memorable challenge of the Kodo. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 65.5 km and have an opportunity to visit two Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha).

    The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package, including a luxury Ryokan (a member of Relais & Châteaux member) in Kyoto, a traditional Ryokan run for generations since the Edo era in the picturesque hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen, a private island hot spring resort and the luxurious Japanese Ryokan sitting along cliffs and overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

    All meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported all the way through, so you only need to carry a day pack to enjoy your daily exploration.

    Luxury Kumano Kodo Mountain to Sea & Ama Divers is the ultimate discovery of Kumano replete with natural beauty and rich history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Tokyo

    Luxury Japan Alps Explorer (Inc. Nakasendo Trail Walk) 11D10N, Partially Guided

    $8,750.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    A luxury journey from Tokyo to Kyoto, exploring the 'Alps' of Japan to discover pristine alpine towns filled with history and culture, walking the best sections of the old Nakasendo Trail, and venturing the remote mountainous highland valley Kamikochi. Over 11-days/10-nights, you'll fall under the spell of some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery and create memories to treasure. Soak in mountain-side onsens whilst enjoying breath-taking landscapes at every turn.

    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 culture importance to the Japanese. In particular, the Japan Alps region offers stunning views of scenic alpine landscapes.

    Starting from Tokyo, you'll walk on the best section of the old Nakasendo Trail for 3 days passing the picturesque Kiso Valley. The village to village walk allows you to visit the exquisitely-preserved villages of Magome and Tsumago, and stay at some of the best hand-picked traditional Japanese inns. Venture into Kamikochi and explore the beautiful highland on foot along Azusa River surrounded by stunning peaks and seasonal foliage. You'll also have an opportunity to visit Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its gassho-zukuri farmhouses.

    The package also includes a one day guided walk in Tokyo and a one day guided cycling tour in Kyoto.

    The luxurious accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 5 star hotels and boutique Japanese ryokans.

    You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine. Please refer to the itinerary for meal inclusions.

    The tour includes 10 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English meet and greet at the airport and return transfers to the airport, transport pass, guided tour in Kyoto and Tokyo and a customised travel document.

    This is the luxury discovery of the Japan Alps replete with natural beauty and rich history. A Japan adventure like none other. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Tokyo

    Classic Japan Alps Explorer (Inc. Nakasendo Trail Walk) 11D10N, Partially Guided

    $5,500.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    A delightful journey from Tokyo to Kyoto, walking the best sections of the old Nakasendo Trail, exploring the famous Japan Alps region, venturing the remote mountainous highland valley Kamikochi. Over 11-days/10-nights, you'll fall under the spell of some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery and create memories to treasure.

    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 culture importance to the Japanese. In particular, the Japan Alps region offers stunning views of scenic alpine landscapes.

    Starting from Tokyo, you'll walk on the best section of the old Nakasendo Trail for 3 days passing the picturesque Kiso Valley. The village to village walk allows you to visit the exquisitely-preserved villages of Magome and Tsumago, and stay at some of the best hand-picked traditional Japanese inns. Venture into Kamikochi and explore the beautiful highland on foot along Azusa River surrounded by stunning peaks and seasonal foliage. You'll also have opportunity to visit Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its gassho-zukuri farmhouses.

    The package also includes one day guide walk in Tokyo and one day guided cycling tour in Kyoto.

    The classic accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 4 star hotels and comfortable traditional Japanese inns.

    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 10 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English meet and greet at the airport and return transfers to the airport, transport pass, guided tour in Kyoto and Tokyo and customised travel document.

    This is the classic discovery of Japan Alps replete with natural beauty and rich history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Kyoto

    Best of Kyoto Hidden Gems - Countryside Cycle & Walk 3D2N, Private Guided

    $2,050.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Venture into Kyoto's countryside for a rural adventure that shows off Kyoto's unspoilt Japanese landscapes and beautiful natural scenes in every season. Discover the myriad charms on the outskirts of Kyoto, stay at a traditional Japanese farmhouse amidst the pastoral mountain settings and enjoy a variety of seasonal tastes from forest game. This is a unique opportunity to experience the authentic countryside life of Japan.

    Our local guide will pick you up from Kyoto hotel, and then take you on a train journey to the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture, where the mountain-dweller lifestyle from ancient Japan still exists and people live in harmony with the rich nature and fields. Over 3-days-2-nights, you'll cycle along the rice fields and small villages and visit local workshops to learn about craftsmanships preserved for generation. You'll walk the old pilgrimage trail in Kambayashi surrounded with ancient giant trees of over 2000 years old.

    Other unique experiences include:
    - Enjoy hot breakfast and watch the sea of cloud in early morning (only in late Autumn and winter)
    - Visit a 800-year-old WASHI paper workshop and learn to make your own paper label for a SAKE bottle from a century old local brewery

    At the end of your daily adventure, you'll return to a traditional kayabuki thatched farmhouse, furnished with two irori, open charcoal fireplaces. End your day sitting around the irori sipping local sake around the glowing embers. Soak in a Japanese style stone bath heated by a wood-burning boiler.

    Your tour includes two nights' farmhouse accommodation, guided walking & cycling tours, all meals and return transfers from/to Kyoto hotel.

    This is an unique opportunity to walk the unbeaten path and to truly immerse yourself in the beautiful nature rural Japan has to offer.
  • Kyoto

    Best of Coastal Kyoto Walk 3D2N, Private Guided

    $3,100.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Venture into Kyoto's ocean bounty where history and culture is ringed by magnificent scenery. Take in unspoilt coastline views, discover the myriad charms of seaside villages and funaya boat houses, and stay at Kinosaki Onsen favoured by many writers and artists. This is a unique opportunity to experience the authentic coastal life of Japan.

    Our local guide will meet you in Kyoto, and then take you on a train journey to Kinosaki Onsen, a picturesque village on the Japan Sea Coast. Over 3-days-2-nights, you'll explore the seaside towns of Konosaki Onsen and Takeno on foot including Mt. Taishi hiking, and Nekozaki Peninsula coastal walk. You will also walk in the Umi to Hoshi (Ocean & Star) Park.

    Other Trip Highlights:
    - View Amanohashidate Sandbar ("bridge in heaven"), a pathway between heaven and earth, ranked among Japan's three most scenic views.
    - Visit Hachigoro Toshima Wetlands to spot Oriental White Stork.
    - Ine fishing village boat ride

    At the end of your daily adventure, you'll return to a seaside hotel commanding a view of the Sea of Japan. Enjoy delicious 'Kaiseki-ryori' meals cooked with fresh seafood and ingredients from Tajima.

    Your tour includes two nights' deluxe accommodation, guided walks, breakfasts, dinners, all transportation during the tour and return train tickets from/to Kyoto.

    This is an unique opportunity to explore Kyoto's coastlines and immerse yourself in the beautiful nature of the bounty of the Japan Sea has to offer.
  • Kyoto

    Ancient Capitals Nara & Asuka Luxury Walk 4D3N, Private Guided

    $2,998.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Explore the ancient monuments, tombs and temples of Nara and Asuka on a luxury walking tour. The Kansai region, situated at the centre of Japan's main island of Honshu, is home to three historic capitals: Kyoto, Nara and Asuka. Discover fascinating histories along hiking trails connecting Nara and Asuka on an unforgettable journey back in time.

    This four-day, three-night tour begins with an exploration of Asuka. From here, the first Japanese emperors established their capitals and many of the country's oldest shrines, temples, tombs and archaeological excavations can be found here. Walk or cycle the scenic hiking trails surrounding Asuka, admire the terraced rice paddies and hike the historical Yamanobe-no-michi Trail - the oldest recorded road in Japan. Nara is located 20 km north of Asuka. Due to its past as the first permanent capital, the city remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples. Spend two nights in Nara exploring Wagyu, Yagyu, and Nara Park, home of the Todaiji temple.

    Enjoy a night in Asuka at an exclusive ryokan where you will experience total privacy in a restored Edo period house featuring traditional rooms and décor yet including all modern conveniences. All the rooms overlook the elegant, traditional gardens. Nights two and three are spent at Nara Hotel, an elegant guesthouse with views over the famous sights of Nara.

    This luxury tour includes three nights handpicked accommodation, all breakfasts and dinners as well as an English-speaking guide and private monuments walk in Asuka. Transport is provided from Kyoto on the first day and to Nara at the conclusion of the tour.

    Travel back in time to the origins of an ancient culture, steeped in tradition and history. Experience tranquil hiking trails and paddy fields dotted with temples and monuments and explore vibrant cities built around civilisations past.
  • Kyoto

    Kyoto & Nara Explorer Cycle & Walk 5D4N, Fully Guided

    $4,750.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Explore some of Japan's natural and man-made treasures on foot and by bike on a five-day, four-night exploration of the extraordinary surroundings of Kyoto and Nara. This fully-guided tour offers the ideal introduction to a region rich in cultural heritage, ancient folklore and iconic landscapes. Experience days filled with discovery before relaxing in comfort each night in traditional Japanese lodging.

    The tour begins in Kyoto and from here explores the mountains and valleys of a unique and unspoilt region. Over five fascinating days, the tour takes in the most picturesque and culturally significant locations surrounding Kyoto and Nara including the hot springs at Kurama; the quaint town of Ohara, surrounded by rice paddies and famed for its temples, beautiful gardens and local produce market; the ancient township of Sakamoto; the beautiful city of Uji and the plantations of Wazuka, where Ujicha tea is grown. This multi-faceted itinerary combines hiking, cycling and sightseeing allowing time at each stop for further exploration and discovery.

    Accommodation each night is at a different location in traditional Japanese lodging, close to local attractions. Enjoy country-style home cooked meals utilising local, seasonal ingredients before retiring to your comfortable private room and awakening to a hearty breakfast and a day full of fascinating adventures.

    This immersive tour includes four nights handpicked Japanese accommodation, all meals and snacks, fully guided cycling and walking with a certified English-speaking guide, equipment hire and luggage transfers. You will be collected from Kyoto to begin the tour and transferred to Nara at its conclusion.

    
Step back in time and experience the rich heritage, striking mountain scenery and charming local hospitality of an iconic Japanese destination. Escape the pace of modern-life and immerse in the traditions of an ancient culture, exploring revered religious shrines and temples nestled in idyllic rural locations.
  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Kumano Kodo Grand Traverse Mountain to Sea 6D5N (Inc. Kogumotori-goe & Ogumotori-goe), Self Guided

    $2,400.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. Hike Nakahechi independently including Kogumotori-goe and the hardest Ogumotori-goe passes of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Traverse village to village and mountain to sea. Visit iconic places including Takahara, Chikatsuyu, Tsugizakura-oji, Yunomine Onsen, Kumano Hongu Taisha. Complete the adventurous trekking with the grand finale being the world-famous Kumano Nachi Taisha and Nachi Falls. You'll be enlightened with a sense of accomplishment of the journey!

    Spend four nights at Japanese inns in Takahara, Nonaka, Yunomine Onsen and Koguchi areas, and be spoilt on the final night on a private island surrounded by the sea in Katsuura. Enjoy home-cooked and Kaiseki set dinners featuring local seasonal ingredients. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next accommodation so that you can enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 6 days.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. This moderate to hard walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. The moderate Kogumotori-goe pass rewards trekkers with the amazing view from Hyakken-gura. The Ogumotori-goe is a challenging walk with long ascents and descents, but it's believed to be the most memorable challenge of the Kodo. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 65.2 km over 4.5 days' walking and have an opportunity to visit two Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha).

    On this action-packed 6-day experience, you'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara and picturesque hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail and the final night on a private island hot spring resort. The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package. All rooms have ensuite - NO NEED TO USE MUMUAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next inn so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This is a highly rewarding Kumano Kodo trek for natural wonders and adventure seekers.

    Orientation
    The local staff will give you an orientation of the tour when you arrive at Kii-Tanabe station. The staff will supply you with maps, bus timetables and brief you on your itinerary. The staff will explain cultural elements such as how to use a bath and purchase bus tickets if need be as well as answer any last minute questions.

    Departure Dates:
    Departs daily year round on request.

    Please contact us for departure dates and availability. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Osaka or Kyoto, Japan

    Kumano Kodo Luxury Walk In Comfort Mountain to Sea 3D2N, Self Guided

    $1,500.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation. Journey to Kumano's spiritual roots and hike Nakahechi, Hongu and Nachi, and visit iconic places including Kawayu Onsen, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha, Daimon-zaka and Nachi Falls. Your luggages are transported each day to the next accommodation so that you can just enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 3 days. Walking the Kumano Kodo is an immersive experienced for the intuitive and active traveller.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. The three day easy walk takes you to visit two Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha) with short and scenic highlight walks.

    The best accommodation along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is hand picked for this package, with one night at a hot spring village in the mountains (Kawayu Onsen) and the second night on the coast (Katsuura Onsen). Both nights' rooms have private ensuite.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next accommodation so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.  

    This itinerary focuses on the best sights and walks in a compact timeframe. It's a great introductory visit to the sacred Kumano region of Japan, one of Japan's most remote and rewarding walking journeys.
  • Nagano or Tokyo

    Classic Shin-Etsu Trail Walk End to End 6D5N, Self Guided (Guided on Day 1)

    $2,300.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
    A delightful trekking on the Shinetsu Trail in the central alpine region of Japan. Over 6-days/5-nights, you'll walk the best woodland trail in Japan, experience the stunning beauty of Satoyama landscapes, partake in local culture and hospitality, and immerse in the natural beauty and mountain culture of Japan.

    Shinetsu Trail is an 80km trek in the central alpine region of Japan that follows the ridge along the Sekida Mountain Range between Nagano and Niigata Prefectures.These passages were used for carrying salt and sea-products from Niigata, and Uchiyama paper and mustard seed oil from Nagano. Today, this area is blessed with a rich ecosystem. It's a pristine and unique woodland trail of beech, maple, birch, larch and cedar that's soft underfoot and gentle on your feet and forms a corridor of green along the path.

    The Shinetsu Trail is easily accessed from Tokyo, being about 1hr 45min on the Shinkansen super express train to Iiyama Station. You can also access to Iiyama Station from Nagano. After having enjoyed trekking, you can go to Kyoto and Osaka via Kanazawa by bullet train and limited express.

    The package includes a local mountain guide for Day 1, who will equips you with trail information and confidence for your self guided trekking for the rest of the journey.

    The delightful accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best local guesthouses and hotels. Relax in onsen baths (hot spring) at the accommodation after each day's adventure.

    All meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy homey meals.

    The tour includes 5 nights accommodation, all meals, English orientation and guiding on Day 1, trail transfers and luggage transfer services.

    This is the classic discovery of Japan Alps replete with natural beauty and rich history on the unique woodland trail. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

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