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Walking Tours in Japan

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Japan Walking Holidays

There are many ideal spots for Japan walking tours. Some of the most popular walking trips in Japan includes spiritual pilgrimage walks such as Three Mountains of Dewa, Kumano Kodo and Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage.

Then there is the sheer beauty of Nikko National Park and the timeless Nakasendo Way. The breathtaking natural scenery in the Japanese Alps including Kamikochi is high on the list too, to mention just a few of the choices.

Tour Type

Signature
Our Signature tours offer the most comprehensive cultural exposure.

Active
Our Active tours provide up-and-close encounters with traditional life and natural landscapes into the more remote regions of Japan.

Comfort
With a focus on comfort and ease, our Comfort tours deliver an authentic experience with a few extra creature comforts to make for a more relaxed and supported trip.

Seasons

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Next Departure 2nd Oct, 2023
Next Departure 18th Nov, 2023

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2022 Season of Japan Walking Tours

There are three Walking Tours of Japan in the 2022 season, each with a special theme. The Walking Tour of Central Japan in Autumn features a walk on the ever-popular Nakasendo Way. The highlight of the Walking Tour of Northern Japan is a spiritual pilgrimage walk on the Three Mountains of Dewa. The Walking Tour of Japan Alps in Autumn offers early autumn sceneries in the alpine environment.

2023 Season of Japan Walking Tours

If you are interested in taking a Small Group Walking Tour of Japan in 2023, please contact us. We will let you know what’s in the plan.

Why travel with us

At Journey to the East we are committed to providing authentic and most memorable experiences in Japan – for both Small Group Tours and custom-built Private Tours. Whether it is your first visit or you have been several times to Japan, you will always find something new and have special experiences with Journey to the East. Our travel style is chosen to immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of unique experiences.

We do this by taking you beyond the tourist hotspots to explore the lesser-known parts of Japan. Our tours are designed to strike the right balance between the classic highlights and local secrets, the urban and the rural, the historic and the contemporary, and in doing so, reveal the true heart of Japan.

With Journey to the East, you will have fun and be safe on your deeply rewarding journey through this endlessly fascinating country!

We are specialists that just handle tours within one country, Japan. Whether you are from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand or beyond we meet you at the airport upon arrival into Japan and ensure a smooth and stress-free time in a foreign land.

Accommodation styles

Ryokans

Ryokans is a Japanese style accommodation, mostly consists of Japanese style rooms with tatami matt floor and futon bedding, and private ensuite. Some ryokans have a western style room with beds. A Japanese style room always has a low table and flat cushions to sit on, but the room may or may not have chairs. Most ryokans have an additional large public bath for guests and includes kaiseki style dinner. Breakfast can be Japanese style (rice, miso soup, fish etc.) or western style buffet.

Western Style Hotels

Size and standard vary from 5-star large international chains to regional small business hotels. Generally, in Japan twin rooms (two single beds) are more common than double rooms (one double bed), and some hotels in regional cities only have twin rooms. Room sizes are generally smaller in cities. Also beds and pillows tend to be firmer than those in western countries.

Minshuku

Size and standard vary from 5-star large international chains to regional small business hotels. Generally, in Japan twin rooms (two single beds) are more common than double rooms (one double bed), and some hotels in regional cities only have twin rooms. Room sizes are generally smaller in cities. Also beds and pillows tend to be firmer than those in western countries.

Shukubo (temple lodging)

The vast majority have Japanese style rooms and shared bathroom although there are limited number of temples with a western bedroom with ensuite. The stay at shukubo includes Buddhist vegetarian dinner and breakfast. Dinners are served early, around 5pm. They are run by monks, and facility and services are basic. Guests can attend morning service in the main hall.

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