Off-the-beaten-track Destinations

Cultural Tours

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Our cultural tours combine visits to famous cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara, with journeys through the countryside to catch a glimpse of hidden Japan. The itineraries are carefully selected to introduce visitors to the wealth of Japanese history and culture. We use small family-run inns, travel to villages and regions off the established tourist routes, and keep the group size small so your experience is more personal and memorable.

Each tour is lead by a qualified Japanese-speaking guide. We work with local Japanese guides to enhance the experience through their local knowledge of certain regions.


Fully Tailored Itineraries:

We can also arrange tours to suit your dates or even put together a trip customised to your needs, with or without an element of walking or hiking. Please fill out our enquiry to discuss your requirements. 

Day Meditation

Walking the Kumano Kodo Trail is a spiritual experience. Deepen your spiritual experience with a meditation session in an atmospheric temple beside the Kumano river

Japanese Washi paper-making

Create your own hand-made Japanese paper and have it embossed with the sacred stamp from the Kumano Grand Shrine at Hongu

Art Island Naoshima

Located on the Setouchi inland sea, a short ferry ride from Okayama and Takamatsu, the modern art mecca of Naoshima is well worth a visit

Asuka Village

This peaceful agricultural community is an ideal location experience the rural lifestyle of the Japanese countryside

Spiritual Mount Koya

Mount Koya has been a place of religious devotion and ceremony since the 9th century, when Kobo Daishi founded the first temple and the Shingon sect of Buddhism