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Japan Walking Holidays

Self Guided Walking Holidays in Japan

Our self guided walking holidays in Japan are an amazing way to discover the country. Take the ancient Nakasendo Trail through the central mountains of Japan. Or walk the Kumano Kodo or Shikoku Pilgrim Trails, going from temple to temple and enjoying the stunning scenery,

Shikoku Pilgrim Trail
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Shikoku Pilgrim Trail

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Country
Japan
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - December

The Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage connects 88 Buddhist temples and the full walk covers more than a thousand kilometers. For our Shikoku Pilgrim Trail itinerary we have selected the best walks and accommodations, including Shukubo pilgrims lodgings and fine inns in appealing cities, which offer convenient transport to the trailheads.

Kumano Kodo Trail, japan walking holidays
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Kumano Kodo Trail

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Country
Japan
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
9 days & 8 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - December

Our Kumano Kodo Trail itinerary takes in the complete path, focusing on both the Nakahechi-do and Kohechi-do, weaving through forested mountains and small villages first towards the Grand Shrine of Hongu and then onwards to the mountain-top temple complex of Mount Koya.

Nakasendo Trail and Kamikochi 3
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Nakasendo Trail and Kamikochi

Country
Japan
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - November

The Nakasendo Trail, linking Tokyo and Kyoto through the central mountains, will bring you walking along forested paths, between historic Juku post towns and getting a glimpse of what life was like in times gone by. You’ll then travel into the Oku-HIda mountains to explore the biodiversity of Kamikochi before arriving into iconic Takayama.

List of our self guided walking holidays in Japan

  1. Kumano Kodo Trail

  2. Nakasendo Trail and Kamikochi

  3. Shikoku Pilgrim Trail


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