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Ancient Capitals self-guided walking 5 days

Explore highlights of the Kansai region, home to the historic capitals of Kyoto, Nara and Asuka. This tour includes historic and culturally significant hiking trails, as well as overnight stays in wonderful traditional accommodation in Asuka and Nara, providing authentic Japanese meals and outstanding 'Omotenashi' service

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

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