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    • Hobart, TAS

      Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula Walk & Cruise 4D3N, Fully Guided

      $2,150.00 From Per Person, Twin Share
      Experience iconic Tasmanian scenery from the magical and remote Three Capes over four incredible days of hiking. During this 4-day-3-night walk, you'll cover 33 kilometres of clifftop wilderness, witness an array of native wildlife at home among eucalypt forests, dense rainforests and coastal heathland and admire the incredible colours of coastal Tasmania from the decks of a private wilderness cruise.

      This moderately challenging walk leads through diverse natural landscapes with exhilarating clifftop outlooks on Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and breathtaking views to Cape Raoul, Tasman Island and further south to Shipstern Bluff and Bruny Island. Your hike will take you past the enormous dunes and crystal clear waters of Crescent Bay, to the summit of Mount Brown, Arthurs Peak and Mount Fortescue. Throughout the trek, you will experience some challenging uphill and downhill sections and traverse some rocky terrain. You will also visit the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia's most intact and evocative convict site, an essential heritage experience offering amazing insights into our nation’s past. The walk culminates in a 3-hour award winning Wilderness Cruise providing an alternative perspective on the striking coastal scenery and wildlife.

      Accommodation is included each night at Stewarts Bay Lodge, a 9 hectare (22 acres) property on the shores of Stewarts Bay. The Lodge is surrounded by white-sand beaches, crystal clear ocean waters and beautiful woodlands and takes advantage of spectacular views.

      All meals are included for the duration of the walk as well as transfers to and from Hobart. Small groups of ten walkers or less are hosted by two expert guides. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable. The Three Capes Track & Tasman Peninsula Walk & Cruise is the ultimate discovery of a remote and enigmatic part of Australia. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
    • Hobart, TAS

      Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula Walk & Cruise 3D2N, Fully Guided

      $1,899.00 Per Person, Twin Share
      Explore the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula on foot and on the deck. The walking tour offers you the rugged and dramatic Tasmania you have been looking for. You'll set on foot to explore a land rich in history and unique landscape.

      You'll walk the highlights of the stunning Three Capes including Cape Raoul, Cape Hauy, Shipstern Bluff, and Fortescue Bay. You'll also walk from Waterfall to Fortescue Bay, which is nothing short of stunning sections of amazing rainforest. You'll cruise around Cape Pillar to enjoy exhilarating low level views of the Three Capes to appreciate the sheer magnitude of the landscape.

      Accommodation is included each night at Stewarts Bay Lodge, a 9 hectare (22 acres) property on the shores of Stewarts Bay. The Lodge is surrounded by white-sand beaches, crystal clear ocean waters and beautiful woodlands and takes advantage of spectacular views.

      All meals are included for the duration of the walk. You'll enjoy fabulous meals at Gabriel’s Restaurant at Stewart Bay Lodge served with beautiful Tasmanian wine with an emphasis on local produce and modern cuisine.

      The transfers to and from Hobart is included. Small groups of ten walkers or less are hosted by two expert guides. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

      Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula Walk & Cruise allows you to discover this remote and enigmatic part of Australia in comfort. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
    • Hobart, TAS

      Three Capes Track Lodge to Lodge Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

      $2,895.00 From Per Person, Twin Share
      Complimentary Pre-Walk Accommodation at The Henry Jones Art Hotel (5 star) With Full Breakfast Included*This four day walking experience takes you to the edge of the world - The Three Capes Track Lodge to Lodge Walk is a fully guided walk along Tasmania's dramatic Tasman Peninsula with the wild Southern Ocean as your constant. Start your memorable journey with a boat voyage and some of the highest dolerite cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere will come into view. You'll then cover 46 kilometres of natural landscape with exhilarating cliff top outlooks on Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and stunning views to Cape Raoul. Settle in each evening in the architecturally designed private lodges discreetly placed along the trail and enjoy Tasmania food and wine.

      This moderate graded walk traverses varied terrain through natural landscapes including ancient cliffs, fragrant forest, colourful heathlands, white sanded beach, and bronzed moorlands. Cruising from Port Arthur to set off your journey, you'll have opportunities to spot whales, dolphins or fur seals while enjoying the fresh salty air. Walk side by side up mosaic stone steps taking in exhilarating clifftop outlooks on Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and Cape Raoul. Revel in the fragrant eucalypt forests and stop at crystal clear waters of Crescent Bay for a dip. Throughout the hike, you will experience some challenging uphill and downhill sections and traverse some rocky terrain, including climbing Arthurs Peak (300m) and Mount Fortescue (490m) and the challenge of scaling The Blade at Cape Pillar.

      You will have exclusive use of the only private Lodge accommodation along the track. The two lodges are architecturally designed to sit lightly within the environment with stunning views. The Lodges do not forego creature comforts such as hot showers, with plenty of lounge areas and a dedicated relaxation area at Munro Lodge. There is also a Relaxation Pavilion at Cape Pillar Lodge offering Li'Tya treatments, for a little rejuvenation & healing!

      All meals are included for the duration of the walk as well as transfers to and from Hobart. Small groups of 14 walkers are hosted by two staff. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable. You need to carry a multiday pack for the walk.

      The Three Capes Track Lodge to Lodge Walk is the ultimate discovery of a remote and enigmatic part of Australia. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
    • Paro, Bhutan

      The Ultimate Luxury Bhutan Hike (Inc. Tiger's Nest Hike) + Amankora 8D7N, Private Guided

      $9,980.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      The Ultimate Luxury Bhutan Hike Short Loop allows you to venture into three valleys (Thimphu Valley, Punakha Valley and Paro Valley) of the Kingdom of Bhutan over 8 days. The tour offers you soft safari cultural touring with visits of ancient worship houses, monasteries, museums and easy to moderate walks/hikes at each valley, including Tiger's Nest hike. Throughout the walking tour, you'll stay at luxury Amankora lodges, across Bhutan's cloud-crowned, pine-lined peaks in boutique hotel bliss.

      The trip includes Wangditse Leisure Forest Trail walk, Phajoding Goenpa Hike, Lungchutse Hike, Khamsum Chorten Hike, Tacho lhakang Hike, a section of Chele La Trek, and the famous Tiger's Nest Hike. You'll also visit Dzongs, stroll pass the Takin animal sanctuary and venture into local villages.

      The tour also offers you unique cultural, spiritual and wellness experiences, including printing prayer flags and enjoying a relaxing massage.

      The tour is privately guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack.

      All meals are included for the duration of the tour as well as house beverages including select wines and spirits. All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Paro airport are included. The tour also offers complimentary laundry service.

      You'll be hosted by local Bhutanese staff at the Amankora lodges, and a driver and guide on daily excursions/hikes. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

      Raise your happiness quotient with this luxury walking holiday in Bhutan.
    • Paro, Bhutan

      The Classic Bhutan Trekking (Inc. Druk Path Trek) 10D9N, Camping + COMO Uma + Amankora, Private Guided

      $12,000.00 Per Person, Twin Share
      The Classic Bhutan Trekking allows you to walk the famous Druk Path Trek with full support, hike up to Tiger's Nest and visit ancient worship houses, monasteries and museums. The trip also combines Druk Path Trek camping experiences with stays at luxury COMO Uma and Amankora (5+ star boutique), for you to immerse yourself in the extraordinary landscapes and richly textured culture of Bhutan. Enjoy a welcome dinner at Bukhari, a restaurant favoured by the Royal family, and a Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath on the final day.

      The itinerary includes 3 days trekking and camping along Druk Path Trek, one of the most famous treks in the country, which offers splendid views of the Himalayas while you pass through gorgeous natural landscapes of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes. Camping gear, chef, and transportation of your luggage are all included for Druk Path Trekking.

      You'll then have 5 days of day hikes on selected iconic trails, including Wangditse Leisure Forest Trail walk, Lungchutse Hike, and Chele La Trek. The finale is hiking up to the famous Tiger's Nest, the most sacred monastery in Bhutan that is perched high on a cliff above Paro Valley. Retreat each night to a luxury COMO Uma room with views of a snake-like bend in the Mo Chu river in Punakha and blue pine forest in Paro.

      All meals are included for the duration of the tour. All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Paro airport are also included.

      You'll be hosted by a local Bhutanese guide, a driver and guides on all daily excursions/hikes. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable. The walk is fully supported and you only need to carry a day pack each day.

      The Classic Bhutan Trekking trip ensures you are privy to all that this mysterious country has to offer.
    • Bali, Indonesia

      The Ultimate Luxury Bali & Beyond Hike + Aman Resorts 9D8N, Private Guided

      $7,995.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      The Ultimate Luxury Indonesia Hike allows you to venture into Bali, Moyo Island and Java over 9 incredible days. Encounter the country’s wide-ranging natural and man-made attractions by foot. Trek the tiered rice fields of central Bali, climb Mount Abang, discover the cultural heartland of Java, marvel at the Buddhist stupas of Borobudur, and enjoy a tented camp on the serene nature reserve of Moyo Island. With eight nights exclusive accommodation at Aman’s Indonesian ultra luxury resorts, this is the ultimate hiking journey through the Indonesian Archipelago.

      The Indonesian islands are known as tropical idylls, but their individual landscapes and heritage reveal extraordinary diversity. The Ultimate Hike Indonesia 9D8N Journey takes you beyond the usual itinerary and offers you an exclusive walking holiday into history, culture and spectacular scenery.

      The tour also offers you unique fitness, cultural, spiritual and wellness experiences, including Ubud arts & craft safari, watching Balinese dancing class, visiting East Bali village and an intellectual tour of the Borobudur - the Eighth Wonder of the Orient.

      The tour is privately guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack.

      Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will experience unique Javanese dining experiences throughout the trip including candlelit dinners at Balinese Bale, a satay feast on the mountain top and a Javanese dinner at Pak Bilal house.

      All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Bali and Java airports are included.

      You'll be hosted by local Balinese staff and a driver and guide on daily excursions/hikes. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

      Boost your spirit and fitness with this luxury walking holiday in Indonesia.
    • Bali, Indonesia

      Komodo Island Hopping Walk & Cruise 4D3N, Fully Guided

      $2,995.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      The Ultimate Luxury Indonesia Hike allows you to venture into Bali, Moyo Island and Java over 9 incredible days. Encounter the country’s wide-ranging natural and man-made attractions by foot. Trek the tiered rice fields of central Bali, climb Mount Abang, discover the cultural heartland of Java, marvel at the Buddhist stupas of Borobudur, and enjoy a tented camp on the serene nature reserve of Moyo Island. With eight nights exclusive accommodation at Aman’s Indonesian ultra luxury resorts, this is the ultimate hiking journey through the Indonesian Archipelago.

      The Indonesian islands are known as tropical idylls, but their individual landscapes and heritage reveal extraordinary diversity. The Ultimate Hike Indonesia 9D8N Journey takes you beyond the usual itinerary and offers you an exclusive walking holiday into history, culture and spectacular scenery.

      The tour also offers you unique fitness, cultural, spiritual and wellness experiences, including Ubud arts & craft safari, watching Balinese dancing class, visiting East Bali village and an intellectual tour of the Borobudur - the Eighth Wonder of the Orient.

      The tour is privately guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack.

      Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will experience unique Javanese dining experiences throughout the trip including candlelit dinners at Balinese Bale, a satay feast on the mountain top and a Javanese dinner at Pak Bilal house.

      All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Bali and Java airports are included.

      You'll be hosted by local Balinese staff and a driver and guide on daily excursions/hikes. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

      Boost your spirit and fitness with this luxury walking holiday in Indonesia.
    • Bali, Indonesia

      Komodo Deluxe Cruise 3D2N (Walk + Snorkelling), Fully Guided

      $2,200.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      The Ultimate Luxury Indonesia Hike allows you to venture into Bali, Moyo Island and Java over 9 incredible days. Encounter the country’s wide-ranging natural and man-made attractions by foot. Trek the tiered rice fields of central Bali, climb Mount Abang, discover the cultural heartland of Java, marvel at the Buddhist stupas of Borobudur, and enjoy a tented camp on the serene nature reserve of Moyo Island. With eight nights exclusive accommodation at Aman’s Indonesian ultra luxury resorts, this is the ultimate hiking journey through the Indonesian Archipelago.

      The Indonesian islands are known as tropical idylls, but their individual landscapes and heritage reveal extraordinary diversity. The Ultimate Hike Indonesia 9D8N Journey takes you beyond the usual itinerary and offers you an exclusive walking holiday into history, culture and spectacular scenery.

      The tour also offers you unique fitness, cultural, spiritual and wellness experiences, including Ubud arts & craft safari, watching Balinese dancing class, visiting East Bali village and an intellectual tour of the Borobudur - the Eighth Wonder of the Orient.

      The tour is privately guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack.

      Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will experience unique Javanese dining experiences throughout the trip including candlelit dinners at Balinese Bale, a satay feast on the mountain top and a Javanese dinner at Pak Bilal house.

      All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Bali and Java airports are included.

      You'll be hosted by local Balinese staff and a driver and guide on daily excursions/hikes. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

      Boost your spirit and fitness with this luxury walking holiday in Indonesia.
    • Paro, Bhutan

      Bhutan Bumdra Monastery Trek Pilgrimage 4D3N (Inc. Tiger's Nest), Private Guided

      $2,580.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Hike Bumdra Trek and be blessed by visiting two of the most revered Buddhist Pilgrimage spots in Bhutan, Bumdra and Taktshang Monastery. Admire the scenic beauty of the Himalayan ranges, enjoy a view of Taktsang Monastery from the top and witness Bhutan's sunrise while you camp in the wilderness. This revitalising 4-day program combines luxury Bhutanese accommodation with one of the finest short trekking and overnight camping experiences to some of the inspirational highlights of Paro Valley.

      Regarded as the ‘the trek of the thousand Dakinis, Bumdra Monastery Trek is a two-day pilgrimage to Paro Valley's highest monastery before heading straight from Bumdra to the Taktang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). It offers a spectacular view of the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) which you will not see from the usual tourist route.

      For this Bumdra Monastery trekking tour, you will be fully supported with a professional trekking team including horses carrying all your luggages, a cook, and guides. All camping gear will be provided except for your sleeping bag. The campsite just below Bumdra Monastery gives you a unique camping experience with an unobstructed view of the Himalayan ranges. As the cold winds batter the tent, you sit around the camp fire with hot food freshly cooked and served to you. This is a memory that will last a lifetime.

      You'll also stay in a spacious suite at Zhiwa Ling for two nights, an architectural gem that unites Bhutanese culture and heritage with luxury comforts.

      The tour is privately guided. You only need to carry a day pack.

      All quality meals are included for the duration of the tour. All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Paro airport are included.

      You'll be hosted by a local Bhutanese driver and guide, who are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

      While the trek and landmarks can be explained, the true essence of it cannot be captured in mere words. This is a must-do trek in Paro. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
    • Paro, Bhutan

      Bhutan Cultural Walk (Inc. Tiger's Nest Hike & Yoga) + COMO Uma 6D5N, Private Guided

      $5,200.00 Per Person, Twin Share
      Immerse yourself in Bhutan's cultural heritage and extraordinary landscape with the five-night Bhutan Himalayan Explorer Cultural Walk. Led by experienced Bhutanese guides, you'll venture through the Paro, Punakha and Thimphu Valleys, with activities including day walks, visits to Dochu La, Punakha Dzong, Taktsang Tiger's Nest Monastery and a day in the bustling capital Thimphu.

      You'll spend five nights at two luxurious Bhutanese lodges - COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakha (5 star), where you have ample time to relax. After a day's walking, you can channel the calming spirit of Bhutan into your personal wellbeing with holistic therapies at COMO Shambhala Retreat.

      The tour is privately guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack.

      All quality meals are incldued. Three courses dinner at award-winning restaurant. Picnic lunches are included during excursion.

      The package also offer you one-hour daily yoga class during your stay at COMO Paro, as well as one session of the signature COMO Shambhala body treatment for you to unwind.

      With the experienced guide and luxurious COMO Uma hotels, this five-night Bhutan Himalayan Explorer Cultural Walk ensures you taking in the best of the Paro, Thimphu and Punakha Valleys in style.
    • Paro, Bhutan

      Bhutan Himalayan Explorer (Inc. Druk Path Trek) 11D10N, Camping + COMO Uma, Private Guided

      $12,980.00 Per Person From , Twin Share
      The eleven-day Bhutan Himalayan Explorer is designed for those who seek a challenge. Led by experienced personal guides, you'll trek through the Paro Valley to Thimphu, and then on to the Punakha Valley including three-day Druk Path Trek hike. From the gravity-defying Tiger's Nest monastery to the Temple of the Divine Madman, the itinerary combines spectacular drives, nature walks and fascinating cultural visits. With three-night fully-serviced camping on the famous Druk Path Trek, four nights at COMO Uma Paro (5 star boutique), and three nights at COMO Uma Punakha (5 star boutique), the trip offers you the best of Bhutan Himalayan adventures in style.

      The multi-day Bhutan Himalayan adventure includes breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners, ponies for luggage transportation, the services of an experienced guide and chefs, all tentage, kit bags and a first aid kit. Due to the activities and heights reached, this trip has been graded as a moderate to hard adventure. As an indicator of suitability, you should be able to walk up to 20 kilometres across mountainous terrain within six to seven hours.

      The tour is privately guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack.

      The package also offer you daily yoga class during your stay at COMO Paro, as well as one session of the signature COMO Shambhala body treatment for you to unwind.

      With the experienced Himalayan expert guide and luxurious COMO Uma hotels, this ten-night Bhutan Himalayan Explorer ensures you are privy to all that this mysterious country has to offer.
    • Paro, Bhutan

      Bhutan Himalayan Explorer Heli & Walk Adventure (Inc. Tiger's Nest) + COMO Uma 7D6N, Private Guided

      $16,380.00 Per Person From Twin Share
      This seven-day-six-night adventure takes you to the heart of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan with return scenic helicopter flights between Punakha and Paro offering you an once-in-a-lifetime experience to enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountain peaks.

      From hiking up to the gravity-defying Tiger's Nest Monastery to visiting the Temple of the Divine Madman, this trip combines spectacular drives, unique nature walks and fascinating monastery visits. You'll venture into the kingdom's heartland exploring three important but distinctly different valleys: The Laya Valley (also known as the hidden paradise), the tropical Punakha Valley with its magnificent Dzongs, and the emerald Paro Valley, with rice paddies and ancient temples.

      Throughout the adventure you return each night to the luxurious COMO Uma lodges, where you can use the library, swimming pool, steam room and gym. A COMO Shambhala body treatment is also included in the package.

      The tour is privately guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack.

      All meals are included for the duration of the tour. All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Paro airport are also included.

      You'll be hosted by a local Bhutanese guide, a driver and guides on all daily excursions/hikes. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable. The walk is fully supported and you only need to carry a day pack each day.

      The Bhutan Himalayan Explorer Heli & Walk Adventure ensures you are privy to all that this mysterious country has to offer to a new height.
    • Matsumoto

      Best of Kamikochi & Alps Walk 2D1N, Fully Guided

      $1,500.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Enjoy a short break that epitomizes the Kamikochi and Japan's Alps experience. With clear skies, spectacular mountains, and bright blue river streams, this 2-day walk offers you some of the best hikes in Japan.

      Kamikochi is the crown jewel of the Japanese Alps and one of Japan’s most famous hiking destinations. This high mountain valley is located in the Northern Japan Alps in Chubu Sangaku National Park. The surrounding mountains reach 3,190 m, which creates a stunningly magnificent background with the beautiful aquamarine Azusa River in the foreground. Open only from April to November, the valley is flocked to by nature lovers and hikers.

      The crafted two day package incorporates one day walking in Kamikochi valley and one day mountain hiking. Your experienced guide will tailor the walking program to suit your fitness levels. The walking courses cover many scenic spots of Kamikochi and you can take in its unique beauty and stark contrasts.

      The package includes two day private guided walks, return transfers to/from Matsumoto, boutique accommodation and all meals.

      With stunning mountain views, crystal clear waters, and boutique accommodation, Best of Kamikochi & Alps Walk offers one of the best Japanese Alps hiking experiences.
    • Launceston, TAS

      Bay of Fires Lodge Luxury Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

      $2,395.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Explore remote landscapes admiring awe inspiring scenery along the east coast of Tasmania on the 4-day-3-night Bay of Fires luxury guided walk. You will discover one of the most pristine natural environments in the world, traversing soft sandy beaches and secluded coves, kayaking the famous Ansons River and ending each day in the comfort of luxury accommodation.

      The iconic Bay of Fires is famed for its spectacular and pristine coastline. Stretching over 50 kilometres from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north, the region is renowned for it's jaw-dropping scenery from the turquoise-coloured ocean breaking onto a breathtakingly white beach to the rugged rock formations draped with orange lichen. This beautiful part of Tasmania's east coast has been named by Lonely Planet as the hottest travel destination in the world, and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

      Twin share accommodation for the first two nights is at the comfortable Forester Beach Camp, nestled in a protected dune swale behind a glorious white sand beach within the National Park. The final night's accommodation is at the luxurious Bay of Fires Lodge. The Bay of Fires Lodge enjoys views up and down the pristine white sandy beaches in an area of great significance to the Aboriginal community.

      The experience includes three days of guided walking from Mt William National Park to Bay of Fires. Expert field guides will enhance your journey with their knowledge and understanding of the flora, fauna, geology and history of the local area. All meals and transfers to and from Launceston are included.

      This walk offers a true immersion in the natural surroundings. Walk for miles along sugar-white sandy beaches, swim in the impossibly clear ocean, and feel like you're the only person to have ever set foot here.?
    • Hiroshima

      Hiroshima, Miyajima Island & Shimanami Kaido Luxury Cycling 3D2N, Private Guided & Fully Supported

      $2,895.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Experience Japan's spectacular island and culture by bike on the Shimanami Kaido cycling route across the Seto Inland Sea and accross six islands. Your luxury cycling experience is enhanced by luxury accommodation, refined dinning and fully supported cycling crew throughout the trip.

      Your trip starts from Hiroshima, which is easily accessed by train or flight from all major cities in Japan. You will enjoy a guided walk to the summit of Misen Mountain on Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, which has long been regarded as an Island of the Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Your luxurious modern room on the island features the views of the five-story pagoda and Senjokaku of Itsukushima Shrine. At sunset, enjoy fantastic views of stone lanterns lighting up the ocean.

      On day 2 you'll cycle the world-famous Shimanami Kaido route from Onomichi to Imabari (70km), fully supported by an English coordinator and a private car. Ride along the world's longest series of suspension bridges, across six islands and take in the scenic natural beauty. There are no large inclines and the entire route can be comfortably completed in a day by intermediate cyclists.

      On conclusion of the cycling journey, you'll be transferred to a secluded hot spring retreat, where you can soak in the hot spring bath and enjoy traditional kaiseki dishes utilising the rich seasonal ingredients of Setouchi.

      The package includes two day guided cycling and walking, transfers, luxury accommodation, all meals as well as all bike rentals. The tour is fully supported with a supporting vehicle/tour coordinator for the entire cycling trip. You only need to carry a daypack.

      Combining the best Japan cycling experience with luxury boutique accommodation and refined cuisine, this is luxury cycling adventure on the world famous Shimanami Kaido route.
    • Hiroshima

      Hiroshima, Miyajima Island & Shimanami Kaido Luxury Cycling & Kayaking 5D4N, Private Guided

      $5,300.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Experience Japan's spectacular island and culture on wheels and by kayak. Cycle the world famous Shimanami Kaido route and paddle the Seto Inland Sea. Your luxury adventure is enhanced by luxury accommodation, refined dinning and professional tour services. The tour is escorted by an English tour coordinator and local guides, offering the high level of comfort and convenience.

      Your trip starts from Hiroshima, which is easily accessed by train or flight from all major cities of Japan. You will enjoy a guided walk to the summit of Misen Mountain on Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Your luxurious modern room on the island features the views of five-story pagoda and Senjokaku of Itsukushima Shrine. At sunset, enjoy fantastic views of stone lanterns lighting up the ocean.

      Day 2, you'll enjoy a lifetime full day guided kayaking experience by paddling the calming Seto Inland Sea and getting close to the big Torii, the gate of Itsukushima Shrine.

      Then cycle the Shimanami Kaido cycling route 70km over two days in comfort. By spend one night half way of the Shimanami Kaido cycling route, you'll have time to explore the islands, towns and villages along the cycling route. The entire cycling trip is fully supported with a supporting vehicle/tour coordinator. You only need to carry a daypack.

      On conclusion of the cycling journey, you'll be transferred to a secluded hot spring retreat, where you can you can soak in the hot spring bath and enjoy traditional kaiseki dishes utilising the rich seasonal ingredients of Setouchi.

      The package includes two day guided cycling and walking, transfers, luxury accommodation, all meals as well as all bike rentals.

      Combining the best Japan cycling experience with luxury boutique accommodation, and refined cuisine, this is the luxury adventure on the world famous Shimanami Kaido route and beyond.
    • Hiroshima

      Hiroshima, Miyajima Island & Hagi Luxury Walk & Kayak 5D4N, Private Guided

      $5,300.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A unique opportunity to explore Hiroshima and beyond. This hand crafted itinerary allows you to travel down the paths less travelled, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, amazing history, and enchanting culture of Japan. Paddle the Seto Inland Sea, stroll through the Hagi’s old Castle Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, venture into the Akiyoshido Cave - the largest and longest limestone cave in Japan, and visit Motonosumi Inari Shrine as seen on CNN news "Japan's 31 Most Beautiful Places". This is an ideal relaxing walking holiday for history buffs and nature lovers alike.

      Your trip starts from Hiroshima, which is easily accessed by train or flight from all major cities in Japan. You will enjoy a guided walk to the summit of Misen Mountain on Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, which has long been regarded as an Island of the Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Your luxurious modern room on the island features the views of the five-story pagoda and Senjokaku of Itsukushima Shrine. At sunset, enjoy fantastic views of stone lanterns lighting up the ocean.

      Day 2, you'll enjoy a full day guided kayaking experience by paddling the calming Seto Inland Sea and getting close to the big Torii, the gate of Itsukushima Shrine.

      Then you'll ride in a private car to Honshu Island's western tip - Hagi town, a sheltered deltaic embayment on the Sea of Japan coastline in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Enjoy walking in the old castle town, hiking in Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park and visiting a Hagiyaki workshop to make your own pottery.

      You’ll then visit Motonosumi Inari Shrine, famous for its 123 red torii gates leading up a cliff that overlooks the Japan Sea. Walk through the unique shrine, and take in the impressive view of the contrasting colours of the red torii gates, the blue sky and ocean and the surrounding greenery.

      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 luxury ryokans, and taste the freshest ingredients prepared exquisitely for you.

      The package includes four day guided walking and kayaking activities, private transfers, luxury boutique accommodation and all meals.

      Explore Hiroshima and beyond in style and comfort.
    • Osaka

      Ultimate Land of Fires Kyushu Walk 9D8N, Private Guided

      $9,800.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A ultimate journey from Osaka through the Seto Inland Sea to Kyushu. Traverse the majestic volcanic wonderland of Kyushu from volcano ridgeline to Takachiho Gorge, venture into hidden mountain villages where the first Samurai clan warriors lived secluded, you'll witness some of the world's rarest natural spectacles and enjoy the unique black volcanic sand bathing as well as witness Yokagura folklore dances at the sacred Takachiho shrine. Dine and?relax each night at the best hotels/ryokans hand-picked along the route. Exotic scenery, fantastic geothermal wonders, gourmet food, and luxurious accommodation are all in one place on this incredible nine day luxury adventure.

      Start your journey from the vibrant neon city of Osaka, ride an overnight ferry through the Inland Sea to Kyushu Island. Our local guide will meet and greet you at the ferry terminal and take you on a remarkable private tour to explore the mighty land of Kyushu. The hand-crafted itinerary incorporates some of the best hikes on Kyushu including:

      - Hiking Mt Kuju - one of Japan's "100 famous mountains" and also the highest peak on the island of Kyushu;
      - Mt Aso loop walk - Japan's most active volcano and one of the world’s largest caldera volcanoes;
      - Takachiho Gorge - walk to its famous waterfall, as well as overhanging rocks and sheer walls, formed over 120,000 years ago by a double volcanic eruption;
      - Hiking around Onamiike - the highest crater lake in Japan;
      - and trekking in the hidden wooded mountains where some of the "Heike" (the first Samurai clan) lived secluded from the outside world.

      You'll have plenty of opportunity to explore the history and culture of the island full of myths and transitions. Watch the sacred Yokagura dances at Takachiho shrine, and visit Japanese houses and mountain villages to mingle with the locals. You'll also have a unique opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scene exclusive visit of Moritaka Hamono, a world-famous Japanese kitchen knife workshop, who normally doesn’t allow any visitors.

      The majestic volcanic wonderland of Kyushu not only creates dramatic landscapes and sceneries, but also offers many high quality onsen hot springs for you to relax after each day's adventure. You'll enjoy relaxing dips in their soothing waters, as well as the unique sensory experience of hot sand bathing where you are buried in black volcanic sand.

      The luxurious accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 5 star hotels and boutique Japanese ryokans. You'll be impressive by the natural settings of each accommodation.

      Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine. Please refer to the itinerary for the meal inclusion.

      The tour includes 8 nights accommodation, ferry from Osaka to Kyushu, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, an English speaking private guide, return transfers to the airports, private car touring on Kyushu island, and all tickets.

      This is the ultimate luxury discovery of Kyushu and you will be inspired by its scale, natural beauty and depth of history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

      Departure Dates:
      Departs daily year round on request.

      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.

      Luggage Transfers
      This is a private guided tour from Beppu. Your luggages will be transferred by private car once you arrive at Beppu ferry terminal.

      Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: [email protected] 

    • Yakushima

      The Ultimate Luxury Yakushima Walk 4D3N, Private Guided

      $3,200.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A luxury 4 day escape to Yakushima. Explore the magical atmosphere of an unspoiled Yakushima and hike among its cedars which date back thousands of years. Sure to please the senses of the most adept outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, this Yakushima tour is brimming with best walks and time for relaxation at the secluded retreat - Sankara Hotel & Spa. Walk to explore Yakushima UNESCO heritage site by day and enjoy world-class fine dining at night. This tour is the best of both worlds - the rustic beauty of the nature that surrounds, and all the comforts of a 5-star hotel.

      The tour includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals, English speaking private guide, all transportation, all entry tickets/park fees, and airport or ferry port return transfers.

      Combining the best walking routes with acclaimed Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima, this short escape represents the ultimate in luxury on Yakushima.?

      Departure Dates:
      Departs daily year round on request.

      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.

      Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: [email protected] 

    • Yakushima

      The Ultimate Luxury Yakushima Walk 5D4N, Private Guided

      $4,350.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A 5 day luxury escape to Yakushima. Explore the magical atmosphere of an unspoiled Yakushima and hike among its cedars which date back thousands of years. Sure to please the senses of the most adept outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, this Yakushima tour is brimming with best walks and time for relaxation at the secluded retreat - Sankara Hotel & Spa. Walk to explore Yakushima UNESCO heritage site by day and enjoy world-class fine dining at night. This tour is the best of both worlds - the rustic beauty of the nature that surrounds, and all the comforts of a 5-star hotel.

      The tour includes 4 nights accommodation, all meals, English speaking private guide, all transportation, all entry tickets/park fees, and airport or ferry port return transfers.

      Combining the best walking routes with acclaimed Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima, this short escape represents the ultimate in luxury on Yakushima.?

      Departure Dates:
      Departs daily year round on request.

      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.

      Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: [email protected] 

    • Yakushima

      The Ultimate Luxury Yakushima Walk & Kayak 4D3N, Private Guided

      $3,400.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A 4 day luxury escape to Yakushima. Explore the magical atmosphere of an unspoiled Yakushima on foot and kayak out deep into the emerald-green valley of the Anbo river. Sure to please the senses of the most adept outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, this Yakushima tour is brimming with best walking and kayaking experiences and relaxation at the secluded retreat - Sankara Hotel & Spa. Walk to explore Yakushima UNESCO heritage site by day and enjoy world-class fine dining at night. This tour is the best of both worlds - the rustic beauty of the nature that surrounds, and all the comforts of a 5-star hotel.

      The tour includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals, English speaking private guide, all transportation, all entry tickets/park fees, and airport or ferry port return transfers.

      Combining the best adventures with acclaimed Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima, this short escape represents the ultimate in luxury on Yakushima.?

      Departure Dates:
      Departs daily year round on request.

      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.

      Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: [email protected] 

    • Yakushima

      The Ultimate Luxury Yakushima Walk & Kayak 5D4N, Private Guided

      $4,500.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A luxury 5 day active holiday to Yakushima. Explore the magical atmosphere of an unspoiled Yakushima on foot and kayak out deep into the emerald-green valley of the Anbo river. Sure to please the senses of the most adept outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, this Yakushima tour is brimming with best walking and kayaking experiences and relaxation at the secluded retreat - Sankara Hotel & Spa. Walk to explore Yakushima UNESCO heritage site by day and enjoy world-class fine dining at night. This tour is the best of both worlds - the rustic beauty of the nature that surrounds, and all the comforts of a 5-star hotel.

      The tour includes 4 nights accommodation, all meals, English speaking private guide, all transportation, all entry tickets/park fees, and airport or ferry port return transfers.

      Combining the best walking routes with acclaimed Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima, this short escape represents the ultimate in luxury on Yakushima.?

      Departure Dates:
      Departs daily year round on request.

      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.

      Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: [email protected] 

    • Yakushima

      The Ultimate Luxury Yakushima Trio Adventure (Walk, Cycle & Kayak) 5D4N, Private Guided

      $4,500.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A 5 day luxury adventure to Yakushima. Explore the magical atmosphere of an unspoiled Yakushima on foot, bike and kayak out deep into the emerald-green valley of the Anbo river. Sure to please the senses of the most adept outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, this Yakushima luxury adventure is brimming with both adventure and relaxation at the secluded retreat - Sankara Hotel & Spa. Explore Yakushima UNESCO heritage site by day and enjoy world-class fine dining at night. This tour is the best of both worlds - the rustic beauty of nature that surrounds, and all the comforts of a 5-star hotel.

      The tour includes 4 nights accommodation, all meals, English speaking private guide, all transportation, all entry tickets/park fees, and airport or ferry port return transfers.

      Combining the best adventures with acclaimed Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima, the short escape represents the ultimate in luxury in Yakushima.?

      Departure Dates:
      Departs daily year round on request.

      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.

      Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: [email protected] 

    • Tokyo

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

      $9,250.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A deluxe walking and cycling journey from Japan Alps to Japan Sea. Hike the Japan 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 landscape and blissful beaches, 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.
    • Takayama

      Japan Alps & Villages Walk & Cycle (Shirakawago, Takayama, Hida, Kamikochi, Okuhida Onsen) 4D3N, Fully Guided

      $3,650.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Venture to the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, hike the Japan Alps, visit the UNESCO-listed Shirakawa-go village and cycle the rustic countryside of Hida Furukawa. This action-packed 4 day adventure allows you to travel down the paths less travelled, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, amazing history, and enchanting culture of Japan. If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience in Japan, this is the tour for you.

      Your trip starts from Takayama station, which is easily accessed by train from Tokyo. You will enjoy a guided walk in Takayama, which has one of Japan's most atmospheric and authentic traditional Japanese villages, with Meiji-era inns, hillside shrines and a pretty riverside setting. Due to its well-preserved antiquity, it has earned the title of being Japan's "Little Kyoto".

      You will walk to discover traditionally thatched houses in Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

      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.

      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.

      The package includes four day guided cycling and walks, return transfers to/from Takayama, boutique accommodation and all meals. You'll also have an opportunity to visit the local market and mingle with locals.

      A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, the Japan Alps & Villages Walk & Cycle tour is ideal for intrigued travellers looking for immersive and authentic Japanese experiences.

    • Takayama

      ??Winter Tour??Rural Japan Walking, Snowshoeing & Skiing (Shirakawago, Takayama, Okuhida) 4D3N, Fully Guided

      $3,900.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      An unforgettable winter adventure to mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture and explore some of the rugged beauty of winter season that Japan has to offer. Discover small alpine towns on foot and witness snow blanketing the roofs of beautifully preserved Edo period buildings in Takayama. Be inspired by traditional wooden architectures at the fairytale Shirakawa-go. Ride the Shinhotaka Ropeway for a thrilling snowshoeing. Enjoy “Yukimi-Buro” (soak in the open-air bath seeing snow) and immerse in the majestic vista of Japan's Northern Alps.

      Your trip starts from Takayama station, which is easily accessed by train from Tokyo. Hida Takayama is one of the snowiest regions in all of Japan. You will enjoy a guided walk in Takayama, which has one of Japan's most atmospheric and authentic traditional Japanese villages, with Meiji-era inns, hillside shrines and a pretty riverside setting. Due to its well-preserved antiquity, it has earned the title of being Japan's "Little Kyoto".

      Shirakawago in winter is a place right out of a fairy tale. You will walk to discover traditionally thatched houses in Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO's World Heritage Site. The steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The specific shapes of roofs are designed to withstand the large amounts of snow that fall in the region during winter.

      Enjoy the pampered comfort of authentic Japanese ryokans, soak in Okuhida Onsen's famous hot spring bath amid the snow and taste the freshest ingredients prepared exquisitely for you.

      The package includes four day guiding, return transfers to/from Takayama, boutique accommodation and all meals.

      A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan in magical winter season, the Rural Japan Walking, Snowshoeing & Skiing tour is ideal for intrigued skiers and snowboaders looking for immersive and authentic Japanese experiences.
    • Takayama

      Japan Alps & Villages Walk & Cycle (Takayama, Kamikochi, Okuhida Onsen) 3D2N, Fully Guided

      $2,550.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Venture to the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, hike the Japan Alps, and cycle the rustic countryside of Hida Furukawa. This action-packed 3 day adventure allows you to travel down the paths less travelled, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, amazing history, and enchanting culture of Japan. If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience in Japan, this is the tour for you.

      Your trip starts from Takayama station, which is easily accessed by train from Tokyo. You will enjoy a guided walk in Takayama, which has one of Japan's most atmospheric and authentic traditional Japanese villages, with Meiji-era inns, hillside shrines and a pretty riverside setting. Due to its well-preserved antiquity, it has earned the title of being Japan's "Little Kyoto".

      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.

      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.

      The package includes four day guided cycling and walks, return transfers to/from Takayama, boutique accommodation and all meals. You'll also have an opportunity to visit the local market and mingle with locals.

      With a focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, the Japan Alps & Villages Walk & Cycle tour is ideal for intrigued travellers looking for immersive and authentic Japanese experiences.
    • 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.
    • Matsumoto

      Mt Norikura Backcountry Ski/Snowboard 2D1N (Mountain Hut Stay), Fully Guided

      $1,295.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Enjoy backcountry skiiing & snowboarding at one of the most popular sites in the Japan Alps, stay at warm mountain hut and take in the amazing views from the high alpine of the Japanese Alps.

      Famous for its incredible snowfall and rich culture, Japan is the ultimate destination for powder hungry skiers and snowboarders. Mt Norikura(3026m) is very popular backcountry ski and snowboard field. Heading away into a historical mountain hut located at 2,350m deep in the backcountry of Mt. Norikura, you can expand various riding options to enjoy more the powder and terrain that Norikura offers. You'll guaranteed to find a blank canvas of the deepest, driest snow on Earth.

      Led by experienced local backcountry guides, you can choose either skiing or snowboarding. Start running from 3000m, you will be rewarded by the breathtaking views of surrounding mountain peaks.

      Adventure out and explore by day, and spend a night around a cosy camp fire, followed by warm meals prepared by the hospitable host. Or stargaze if the sky is clear.

      The tour includes one night mountain hut accommodation, all meals, expert guided backcountry tour, all rental equipment needed for the tour, and return transfers to/from Matsumoto.

      This is the classic adventure for skiers and snowboarders.
    • Tokushima

      Shikoku Luxury Loop Mountain to Sea 8D7N, Private Guided

      $9,550.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      The undeveloped scenery, awe inspiring scale, depth of history and world-class cuisine of Japan await on this spectacular 8-day luxury journey around Shikoku. Venture to Japan's last frontier, walk the Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Trail, stroll in one of Japan's most beautiful feudal lord gardens, cross suspended vine bridges in the picturesque Iya Valley, and discover the south coast of Shikoku and Naruto Strait. Benefit from the expertise of a professional English-speaking Japanese guide and private transfers throughout the journey. You'll just relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful hikes as well as overnight stays with the finest accommodation along the route, offering delicious regional cuisine and natural hot springs.

      Synonymous with the natural beauty and the pursuit of spiritual perfection, Shikoku is home to Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage and dramatic landscapes. This hand crafted itinerary combines the best walks, cultural sightseeings and unmissable destinations. This luxury journey takes you to Tokushima, Iya Valley, Kochi and Katsurahama and Naruto.?

      Trip Highlights
      - Walk on the best section of Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage
      - Stroll in the Takamatsu's sprawling Ritsurin Garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. - Sip aromatic Japanese green tea while enjoying gorgeous views of the Pond
      - Venture to Iya Valley - one of Japan's Three Hidden Valleys, particularly famous for its vine bridges and stunning scenery
      - Soak in Iya Osen
      - Mt Tsurugi Hiking
      - Hike up to the Ochiai Mountain Village and enjoy a unique mountain lodge stay
      - Experience the quiet coastal beauty of Shikoku in Kochi and Katsurahama
      - Join in an Indigo Dye Workshop and print your t-shirt
      - Visit Otsuka International Museum of Art

      The luxurious accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 4 and 5 star hotels and boutique Japanese ryokans.

      Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine. Please refer to the itinerary for the meal inclusion.

      The tour includes 7 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English speaking guide(s), all transportation during the tour, all entry tickets/park fees, and luggage transfers.

      This is the luxury discovery of Japan's smallest island Shikoku. This incredible journey will inspire with its scale, natural beauty and depth of history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

      Departure Dates:
      Departs daily year round on request.

      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.
    • 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 & Chateaux, 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.
    • Launceston, TAS

      Bay of Fires & Mt William Walk 4D3N (Tasmanian Aboriginal Experience), Fully Guided

      $2,455.00 Per Person, Twin Share
      This 4-day-3-night Bay of Fires & Mt William Wukalina walk is the only Aboriginal owned and operated guided walk in Tasmania. Discover the magnificent natural landscape of the larapuna/Eddystone Point and wukalina /Mt William areas with palawa people (Tasmanian Aboriginal) and listen to their story, on their own land, and in their own time. Stay two nights in the architecturally designed palawa inspired (domed) huts sitting deep within a National Park and one night stylishly-renovated Lighthouse Keepers Cottage at larapuna/Bay of Fires on Aboriginal held land. Savour meals and snacks produced from local Tasmanian produce, using traditional recipes and ingredients native to Tasmania.

      This 4-day Bay of Fires & Mt William walk incorporates some of Tasmania's most stunning scenery. Traverse spectacular beaches, admire incredible natural rock formations and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Tasmanian east coast. This beautiful part of Tasmania's east coast has been named by Lonely Planet as the hottest travel destination in the world, and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Australia. This magnificent place is the cultural homeland to palawa people for over 10,000 years. Palawa people's culture and heritage is distinctively different from mainland Aboriginal cultures, both in traditional times and since European occupation. The walk provides you an unique an opportunity to walk with palawa guides in the footsteps of their traditional people, deepen your understanding of palawa culture and community history as well as immerse you in the natural and rugged beauty of wukalina and larapuna.

      Departing from Launceston, the easy to moderate grade walk begins at the Bay of Fires on the northernmost section of Mount William National Park. From its long beaches to teeming wildlife, unique history and abundant flora, Mt William National Park is a place of constant fascination. From here you'll explore iconic sights such as Boulder Point, Cobbler Rocks, Cod Bay, the pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point, and beautiful Anson's Bay across sand and headlands encountering some rocky trails. Throughout the tour you'll admire the rich variety of bird life, with nearly 100 species occurring in the area. This remarkable region is also famed for its spectacular native wildflowers.

      The walk is fully guided and supported. On day 1, we will give you a backpack (40lt day pack). You need to carry your personal belongings including toiletries and change of clothes, water and food for the day, including lunch and snacks. Approximately 7-10kgs in a backpack.

      Your package includes 3 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), guided walks each day with experienced guides, all meals and snacks produced from local Tasmanian produce, using traditional recipes and ingredients native to Tasmania, transport each day and return transfers to/from Launceston.

      Embark on a journey to a cultural homeland, and to a culture completely unique.
    • 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: trave[email protected] 

    • 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 & Chateaux 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.
    • Tokyo

      The Ultimate Luxury Japan Grand Traverse Alps to Sea 15D14N (Honshu, Shikoku & Kyushu), Fully Guided

      $21,850.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A luxury journey from East to West traversing through three of Japan's main islands - Honshu, Shikoku & Kyushu. Combining walks and cultural sightseeings, this comfortable holiday takes in the highlights of the historically and culturally-rich ancient towns of Japan, trekking the ancient trade route of Nakasendo Trail, discovering the picturesque Iya Valley, and hiking on the Yakushima islands where nature has remained untouched for countless millennia. This 15-day/14-night immersion will enthrall with its dramatic scenery, awe inspiring scale and depth of history. This truly is the quintessential Japanese experience.?

      Trip Highlights
      - Walk on the best section of the old Nakasendo Trail for 2 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.
      - Explore the UNESCO town of Kyoto on two wheels, learn about age-old trades and crafts, the eclectic work of modern artists and more.
      - Venture to Iya Valley - one of Japan's Three Hidden Valleys, particularly famous for its vine bridges, stunning scenery, and exciting white water rafting.
      - Visit Takamatsu's sprawling Ritsurin Garden on Japan’s Shikoku Island, one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Designed as a walking garden for the enjoyment of the daimyō (regional lord), the park winds around a series of ponds, tearooms, bridges and islands, with an impressive backdrop of Mt Shiun.
      - Visit Miyajima, a small wooded island located in the Inland Sea, and admire the most photographed site in Japan - The Floating Torii Gate.
      - Trek up to one of the five peaks of Mount Aso, visit the magnificent Takachiho Gorge in the Kyushu Mountains and discover primordial forests of Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine.
      - Discover Yakushima Island’s rugged wilderness on foot. Hike through the UNESCO listed mountainous forests, and witness the famous Jomon Sugi, a cedar tree that is thought to be up to 7,000 years old. A wonderland for nature lovers or avid hikers.

      The luxurious accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 4 and 5 star hotels and boutique Japanese ryokans.

      Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine. Please refer to the itinerary for the meal inclusion.

      The tour includes 14 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English speaking guide(s), all transportation during the tour, all entry tickets/park fees, and luggage transfers.

      This is the luxury discovery of Japan's three main islands from Alps to Sea. This incredible journey will inspire with its scale, natural beauty and depth of history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

      Departure Dates:
      Departs daily year round on request.

      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.

      Luggage Transfers
      Luggage transfers are included in the package. Please see the itinerary for the details.

      Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: [email protected] 

    • Hakone

      Ultimate Mt Fuji & Hakone Luxury Hike 3D2N, Private Guided

      $4,500.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      An ultimate luxury escape to Hakone and Mt Fuji led by a Hakone born guide. Climb Mt Fuji, cruise Lake-Ashi, rejuvenate in blissful therapeutic hot springs, and relax in a luxurious ryokan. This easy to moderate tour will reward you with spellbinding nature, culture, and history of Hakone. This truly is the quintessential Japanese experience.?

      Hakone is about 2 hours from Tokyo and one of the best destinations to experience the beauty of Japan. Part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, endowed with more than its fair share of natural beauty, Hakone is a town with water at its heart. At its centre, you’ll find the Ashino-ko lake from which Mount Fuji arises dramatically to crown the iconic mountain vistas. The town is also famous for its therapeutic hot springs, modestly luxurious ryokans, and world-class art museums.

      This four day crafted itinerary combines some important tourist attractions and off-the beaten track sites. Our guide lives, works and plays in this fantastic area. He was born in Hakone, studied and worked overseas, and now calls this area home. His passion for this place and the commitment to its unique environment and wildlife is genuine. With his strong local connection, we will be able to enrich your visit with stories, guidance, and access to some of the behind-the-scene experiences. Our guide looks forward to hosting you.

      You will stay at luxurious Hakone Ginyu, tucked away in the lush mountains of Hakone. The modern ryokan seamlessly blends traditional Japanese elements with modern touches, creating a feel that is part resort, part ryokan, and all luxury. Your spacious room features huge windows opening on to the lushly forested ravine, and private open-air hot springs. The breathtaking Hakone mountain views are indicative of the calming, serene stay that awaits you at Ginyu.

      You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

      The tour includes 2 nights accommodation, all meals, private guiding, all entry fees and return transfers to/from train stations.

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

      Luxury Fuji & Lake Kawaguchiko Escape 4D3N Walk, Canoe & Cycle (Stay at Hoshinoya Fuji), Fully Guided

      $4,100.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      A luxury escape to Lake Kawaguchiko. Over 4 days and 3 nights, explore the world-famous Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko on foot, on wheels and by canoe. Experience extraordinary stays at HOSHINOYA Fuji, soak and relax in a bathtub and pamper yourself with the beautiful view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko, and enjoy the refined food surrounded by pristine forests.

      Lake Kawaguchiko is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes with train and direct bus connections to Tokyo. On your arrival at Kawaguchiko Station, you will be picked up by a private car and transfer you to Hoshinoya Fuji to start your 4 day luxury adventure.

      Lake Kawaguchiko is one of the Fuji Five Lakes that can be found around Mount Fuji. The highlight of the area is undeniably the magnificent Lake Kawaguchiko and the large and superb view of Mt. Fuji rising in the distance. Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, has been the destination of pilgrimage for centuries and inspired artists and poets with its peerless beauty. UNESCO granted Mt. Fuji World Heritage status in 2013.

      The carefully crafted package includes walking, canoeing and cycling activities and you'll feel the grandeur nature at the foot of Mt. Fuji on foot, on wheels and by canoe. Spend an exhilarating day mountain trekking to admire spectacular view of Mt. Fuji and surrounding lake. Ride on an electric bicycle at the Mt Fuji's foothill to immerse in the nature. Drift on the lake in a canoe and bask in the lake's tranquility and you will never forget the pure serenity in the early morning on the Lake Kawaguchiko.

      At the end of your daily adventure, you'll return to your luxurious resort HOSHINOYA Fuji, located amidst the natural grandeur of the national park, overlooking Lake Kawaguchiko, with reflection of the Mt Fuji from your room.

      You will enjoy multiple courses dinners, prepared with local ingredients found in the wild In a dining hall overlooking a red pine forest.

      Your tour includes 3 nights' luxury accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expenses), guided walks/canoeing/cycling tours, all meals and return transfers from/to Kawaguchiko Station.

      Combining the best of Fuji & Lake Kawaguchiko adventures with Hoshinoya Fuji luxury stay, great food, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, the Luxury Fuji & Lake Kawaguchiko Escape 4D3N Walk, Canoe & Cycle is a thrilling and unique luxury adventure.
    • Tokyo

      Roof of Japan Tateyama Alpine Route Deluxe Walk 9D8N, Fully Guided

      $9,600.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      Route: Tokyo - Matsumoto - Kamikochi - Tateyama Alpine Route - Kanazawa - Takayama - Tokyo Discover Japan's wild side and hike the spectacular Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. This is an incredible journey through sacred mountains, wilderness, forests, impressive tunnels, high peaks, onsens, and Japan's highest dam. Over 9-days/8-nights, you'll fall under the spell of some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery and create memories to treasure. It surely is a hiker's delight!

      A train journey from Tokyo to Matsumoto to start 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 culture importance to the Japanese. In particular, the Japan Alps region offers stunning views of scenic alpine landscapes.

      Spend 2 days hiking along the best sections of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, known as the “Roof of Japan”. The route passes through the lush scenery of Mt. Tateyama in the Japan Alps. If you're up for incredible and unique nature activities in Japan, this is a must-visit place. Highlights include:

      - Visiting Kurobe Dam, the tallest dam in Japan
      - Walk the majestic Murodo snow corridor whose snow walls reach up to 20 meters high (Available from April to June only)
      - Walking to Mikurigaike Pond, the most beautiful crater lake in the Northern Alps region
      - Hike from Murodo to Tengudaira via an ancient pilgrimage route

      On this hand-crafted trip, you'll also venture into Kamikochi and explore the beautiful highland on foot along Azusa River surrounded by stunning peaks and seasonal foliage; visit Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its gassho-zukuri farmhouses.

      The package also includes watching traditional arts performance while you enjoy exquisite Japanese food in Tokyo.

      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 8 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English meet and greet at the airport and return transfers to the airport, train tickets, and guided walking tours.

      Discover the “Roof of Japan” replete with natural beauty and rich history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.
    • Fujinomiya

      Classic Mt Fuji Fujinomiya Trail Hike & Cycle 2D1N, Fully Guided

      $1,200.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      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.
    • 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.
    • Lake Kawaguchiko

      Luxury Mt Fuji Walk (Ochudo Trail) & Lake Yamanakako Cycle 2D1N, Fully Guided

      $1,650.00 Per Person From, Twin Share
      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.
    • 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: [email protected] 

    • 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.

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