From the peaks of the Japanese Alps to sacred pilgrimage trails and ancient samurai routes, Japan is a hiker’s paradise. Experience the best of Honshu’s hiking trails on this 16 night self-guided walking adventure, interspersed with stays in Japan’s top cities. The perfect blend of urban excitement and pure escapism.
Tackle Mt. Takao near Tokyo, before exploring Matsumoto; the gateway to a two day hike along the ancient Nakasendo Way in the Kiso Valley. After a respite in cultural Kyoto, you'll embark upon a five day hike along the famous Kumano Kodo in the beautiful Kii Peninsula; voted one of the top ten regions in the world in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel 2018'. You'll round off your trip in Osaka - nicknamed the 'Kitchen of Japan', where you'll have plenty of opportunities to sample some of Japan's delicious street food - well deserved after all that hiking.