Tailor-made Tour 15 days from £5900 per person

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  Places Visited: Tokyo, Matsumoto, Kamikochi, Takayama, Kyoto, Shirahama, Yunomine Onsen, Nachi Taisha, Osaka

For those wanting to experience Japan's stunning natural beauty as well as spend some time away from the 'golden routes'. After a brief stop soaking up the excitement of Tokyo you travel out towards the Japanese Alps, via the castle city of Matsumoto.

Mountain lovers will bask in the glorious scenery around Kamikochi and Takayama, before taking in the culture of Kyoto. From there you travel off the beaten track to the beautiful Kii Peninsula, and walk an ancient pilgrimage route.

Note: This trip can only be taken from April to November due to snow in and around Kamikochi.

Holiday Types

Walks, Hikes and Rides


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Tokyo

Day 2

Tour Japan's most vibrant and modern city, Tokyo , with a private guide.

Day 3

Spend the day taking in Tokyo's sights.

Day 4

Travel by train throuigh the mountains to Matsumoto , gateway to the Japanese Alps.

Day 5

Travel by train and bus deep into the mountains to Kamikochi .

Day 6

Spend the day at leisure in this glorious alpine environment.

Day 7

Board a bus and travel over mountain passes to Takayama .

Day 8

Stay in a traditional inn and wander the beautifully preserved streets.

Day 9

Travel by Bullet Train to Kyoto for a two night stay.

Day 10

Use buses and the subway to explore Kyoto, accompanied by a local guide.

Day 11

Take a train to Shirahama , located on the beautiful west coast of the Kii Peninsula.

Day 12
Yunomine Onsen

With a guide, walk along the Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage culminating at the revered Hongu shrine. Stay in a traditional inn.

Day 13
Nachi Taisha

Take a traditional raft down the stunning Kumano River. Explore the Hayatama Shrine and the Nachi Shrine. Stay in simple temple lodging.

Day 14

Enjoy a tour of the area. Afterwards take the express train to Osaka.

Day 15
Osaka, UK

Fly back to the UK.

Tailor-made Tour 15 days from £5900 per person

What's included

✓   International flights from the UK
✓   13 nights accommodation
✓   All internal transportation and transfers, predominately using public transport
✓   English-speaking guides as listed in the tour itinerary
✓   Breakfast daily
✓   Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in the tour itinerary

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