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What’s included

  • An English speaking Japanese leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Airport transfers (to fit with the Mountain Kingdoms group flights)
  • Good standard hotel accommodation in the main towns
  • Staying in traditional minshuku, ryokan and shukubo (temple), on a twin-sharing basis, in outlying places
  • All road transport, by private vehicles, buses and trains
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms fleece
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

Gentle Trekking Nakasendo Trail

Walking & Trekking

Japan | Walking & Trekking

New for 2017
Gentle Trekking Nakasendo Trail
Gentle

Suitable for people who enjoy easy-paced walks or exploring the countryside on foot.

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Grade: Gentle ? Gentle
Duration:  13 days from the UK  
On Trek: 4 days
Walks on: 2 days

Flight inclusive from £3,695,
Land only from £2,895

Book now or call 01453 844400

Easy walking on the Nakasendo trail exploring the heart of traditional Japan.

Highlights

  • Trek on Japan's Nakasendo trail with beautiful scenery, picturesque villages and historic post-towns
  • Stay in traditional accommodation, enjoy hot spring baths and get under the skin of Japanese life
  • Discover modern high-rise Tokyo and the cultural city of Kyoto
  • Explore the many temples and monasteries of atmospheric Mount Koya

Reviews          

Staying in Ryokan, Minshuku and Temples was a definite plus as it enabled us to experience the traditional side of Japan.
Miss W, Harrow

Japan is a fascinating country, and it was particularly nice to be able to explore on foot, walking through beautiful unspoilt rural areas. I very much enjoyed immersing myself in Japanese culture, sleeping on futons and bathing in outdoor hot spring baths. Experiencing train travel was another bonus, especially negotiating the Tokyo underground at rush hour, thankfully led by our wonderful...
Seraphina Berry, Mountain Kingdoms

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Centuries ago, in the days of the feudal lords and shoguns, a network of roads and trade routes linked the most important Imperial and commercial centres of Japan,  and it is still possible to trace these same historic routes; walking from village to village and staying in beautifully preserved post-towns.

We begin our adventure in modern-day Tokyo from where we travel to the remote Kiso Valley and trek for four days, through beautiful mountain scenery, along the ancient Nakasendo Trail. On trek we experience Japan’s unique culture and cuisine by staying in traditional inns where hot spring baths, delicious food and excellent service await.

We travel to historic Nara and walk the fertile ‘path beside the mountains’ and also visit picturesque Mount Koya, famed for its numerous monasteries, where we spend a night in a pilgrim’s temple. Finally we reach Kyoto, the culturally rich, Imperial capital and a fitting end to our immersive journey.


At a glance

Grade: Gentle
Gentle

Duration:  13 days from the UK  
On Trek: 4 days
Walks on: 2 days

Max. Altitude: 900m/3,036 ft

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Tokyo

Accommodation types: Hotels, Ryokan, Minshuku, Temple

Meal arrangements: All breakfasts and most dinners included.

Leader: Local Leader, Japan
Local Leader, Japan

Your trip will be led by an English-speaking Japanese guide. They are all highly experienced, and will greatly enhance your experience on holiday. They will both guide you on the trail, and accompany you on all train and road journeys.


DayActivity
1-3
Fly to Tokyo. Sightseeing tour
4-7
Trek the Nakasendo trail in the Kiso valley
8
Mount Koya. Visit temples and historic sights
9
Visit Nara and the Todaiji Temple
10
Walk the Yamanobe no Michi trail
11-12
Visit Kyoto. Sightseeing and evening walk
13
Transfer to Osaka airport and fly home

Map

Map Key

  • AirportAirport
  • General point of interestPoint of interest
  • Mountain RangeMountain Peak
  • TrekDay walk in this area
  • FlightsFlights
  • Internal TransfersInternal Transfers
  • Trek routeTrek

2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 20 May - Thu 1 Jun 2017Guaranteed£2895 Book£3695 Book
Sat 16 Sep - Thu 28 Sep 2017Limited & Guaranteed£2895 Book£4045 Book

Hold your place

Not quite ready to book? Why not call us on 0044 (0)1453 844400 to hold a no obligation place while you make up your mind?

 
Optional supplements
  • Single Room Supplement - Hotels
    From £420
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £114
No Surcharge Guarantee

No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • An English speaking Japanese leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Airport transfers (to fit with the Mountain Kingdoms group flights)
  • Good standard hotel accommodation in the main towns
  • Staying in traditional minshuku, ryokan and shukubo (temple), on a twin-sharing basis, in outlying places
  • All road transport, by private vehicles, buses and trains
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms fleece
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees for Japan
  • Some meals (see itinerary for meal plan)
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Japan is a fascinating country          

Japan is a fascinating country, and it was particularly nice to be able to explore on foot, walking through beautiful unspoiled rural areas. I very much enjoyed immersing myself in Japanese culture, sleeping on futons and bathing in outdoor hot spring baths. Experiencing train travel was another bonus, especially negotiating the Tokyo underground at rush hour, thankfully led by our wonderful Japanese guide.

Gentle Trekking Nakasendo Trail          

Staying in Ryokan, Minshuku and Temples was a definite plus as it enabled us to experience the traditional side of Japan.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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