Discover the profound, mysterious, and undisclosed "OKU" Japan

Japan has countless beautiful wonders. Join us as we introduce you to charming rural communities, incredible nature, and deep cultural experiences that will enrich your travels.
About Oku Japan

About Us

Oku Japan's Matt talks about our mission as a travel company
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.
Nara's Daibutusu

Self-guided cycling on Japan's scenic Noto Peninsula

As the first tour operator to empower guests to cycle the Noto Peninsula self-guided, we want to offer travelers a cycling exploration through some of the most beautiful and unspoiled scenery of the Noto Peninsula on the Japan.

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 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

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