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Nakasendo self-guided walking 3 days

Walk the loveliest sections of the Nakasendo Trail. Start from Kyoto or from Tokyo, spend 2 nights on the Nakasendo trail and travel onwards to Kyoto or to Tokyo

Nakasendo self-guided walking 4 days

Walk the loveliest sections of the Nakasendo Trail. Start from Kyoto or from Tokyo, spend 3 nights on the Nakasendo trail and travel onwards to Kyoto or to Tokyo

Kumano Kodo self-guided walking 4 days

A rewarding hike through the Kii Peninsula mountains on an ancient pilgrimage trail. Start from Kyoto or Osaka, spend 3 nights on the Kumano Kodo trail and return to Kyoto or Osaka

Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage self-guided 4 days

Abundant nature, varied temples, one of Japan’s most venerable hot-spring towns and delicious traditional cuisine walking on sections of the ancient 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Ehime Prefecture in north-west Shikoku. Start from Kyoto or Osaka, spend 3 nights on Shikoku with 4 days of hiking, and return to Kyoto or Osaka

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

Ancient Nara

Nara was Japan's capital before Kyoto and has a deep cultural heritage

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