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We have a selection of small-group guided tours, seeing Japan at street-level, experiencing the cultural heritage, the traditions and the hospitality of the Japanese. Enjoy the pampered comfort of a traditional ryokan, soak in the waters of a hot spring, and taste the freshest ingredients prepared exquisitely for you by your hosts. Visit Japan with us.

AWARDS

NatGeo Traveler 2013National Geographic Traveler magazine has named our Nakasendo Trail tour as one of their "50 Tours of a Lifetime" for 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside MagazineThe hot sand baths at Yamakawa, featured on our Land of Fire tour, were named as the Best Hotsprings for 2013 in Outside Magazine’s 2013 Active Travel Award.

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FOOD

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A highlight of any journey to Japan, regional Japanese cuisine is rich and varied.
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NEWS

2015 tours now online

We have added 2015 departure dates for all our small-group guided tours to the website.

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Descending the Kumano river

Pigrims on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in Wakayama used to use wooden boats to travel between the Grand Shrine at Hongu, and the Grand Shrine at Hayatama.

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Additional depature for Nakasendo Trail tour

Due to popular demand we are pleased to announce that we have added a new date for the Nakasendo Trail tour departing in March 2014! Please see our Nakasendo Travel page here for further information.

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WALKING IN JAPAN

Walking in JapanA network of old trails cover Japan, steeped in history, which allow the visitor a privileged view. Combine easy to strenuous walking and hiking with stays in luxurious hot spring ryokan and lovely inns, and sightseeing in the country's grandest cities.

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BEFORE YOU GO

Read our help section to find out the answer to your questions. Read our pre-booking frequently-asked questions, and once booked find out about preparing for your trip to Japan.

There is a country profile for Japan, practical information about travelling there.

ACCOMMODATION

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We choose our accommodation with the utmost care. Here is a brief introduction to the different types in Japan.
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