A day on an Oku Japan tour

With Oku Japan's Guided Tours, you join as travellers and leave as friends, discovering facets of Japan you never knew existed.
A cook explaining the importance of dashi

Dashi - at the heart of Japanese cooking

Chef Araki Shigeo, from Uosaburo restaurant, talking about Dashi, a key flavoring agent in Japanese cuisine.
Yamabushi monk blowing horagai conch shell

Yamabushi Ascetic Monk

In this video, we interviewed Ueno-San, a Yamabushi ascetic monk, who explains what it really means to be a Yamabushi.
Oku Japan explains what to bring for your trip

What to wear on the trail

Oku Japan's Matt talks about what to wear on the trail in Japan.
Oku Japan team member explaining train tickets

Train tickets

Andy from Oku Japan explains how to use Japanese train tickets
Stone path on the Nakasendo Trail

The Nakasendo Trail - an introduction

An introduction to the historical Nakasendo Trail.
Hiking the Kumano Kodo

The Kumano Kodo - On The Trail

Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route on the trail day-by-day
Rural Kumano region

The Kumano Kodo - an introduction

An introduction to the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.
Two pilgrims sitting together

Temples and Trails of Shikoku

Shikoku is home to one of the world's best known pilgrimage routes - the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage trail, with a history that stretches back 1200 years.
Man walking down hallway in yukata

Staying at a Japanese inn

Andy from Oku Japan shows what to expect when staying at a traditional Japanese Minshuku or Ryokan.

COVID-19: Please see Oku Japan's response here.