Trip idea in Japan

The Nakasendo Trail (Group Tour)

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £3,880 per person
Duration
12 days
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The Nakasendo Trail linked Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal period. It was the ‘road through the mountains’ travelled by feudal lords, samurai, merchants, and travellers. Along the route were 69 ‘post towns’, where weary travellers could rest before continuing on the next leg. For this group tour, your journey will start in Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s period of rule by the Shoguns. You will then spend four days walking along the ancient Nakasendo route as it passes through beautifully-preserved villages along an easy path; by evening staying in traditional country inns, enjoying exquisite regional cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients. Soak in natural hot springs, and enjoy the warm hospitality of your hosts.

This is a group tour, with a fixed itinerary and scheduled start dates. Enquire now to find out more.

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Tokyo
Day 1
Tokyo
  • Welcome to your Guided Group tour of the Nakasendo Trail
  • Shared Arrival transfer from Narita Airport to your hotel in Tokyo - by shared van
  • Welcome dinner in Tokyo (Group)
Tokyo
Day 2
Tokyo
  • Welcome to Tokyo
  • Full day walking tour of Tokyo (Group)
Tsumago, Kiso Hirasawa, Narai
Day 3
Tsumago, Kiso Hirasawa, Narai
  • Travel from Tokyo to the Kiso Valley by train (Group)
  • Luggage Transfer: organised walking tours
  • Hike the Nakasendo Trail - Kiso-Hirasawa to Narai (Self-guided)
Narai, Kiso-Fukushima
Day 4
Narai, Kiso-Fukushima
  • Hike the Nakasendo Trail - Narai to Yabuhara (Group)
  • Travel from Yabuhara to Kiso-Fukushima by train (Group)
Tsumago
Day 5
Tsumago
  • Travel from Kiso-Fukushima to Nenoue-Toge pass by train and taxi (Group)
  • Hike the Nakasendo trail - Nenoue Toge to Tsumago (Group)
  • Welcome to Tsumago
Tsumago, Magome, Nara
Day 6
Tsumago, Magome, Nara
  • Hike the Nakasendo Trail - Tsumago to Magome (Group)
  • Explore Magome (Group)
  • Travel from Magome to Kyoto by bus, train, and bullet train (Group)
  • Travel from Kyoto to Nara by train (Group)
  • Welcome to Nara, the ancient capital of Japan
Nara
Day 7
Nara
  • Guided walking tour of Nara (Group)
  • At leisure in Nara
Yoshino
Day 8
Yoshino
  • Travel from Nara to Yoshino by train (Group)
  • Welcome to Yoshino
  • Visit Yoshimizu Shrine (Group)
Koya
Day 9
Koya
  • Travel from Yoshino to Koya by train (Group)
  • Discover Mount Koya (Group)
  • Visit Kongobuji Temple (Group)
  • Visit Okunoin Cemetery (Group)
  • Stay with monks in Mount Koya (Group)
Koya, Kyoto
Day 10
Koya, Kyoto
  • Observe the early Buddhist service (Group)
  • Travel from Mount Koya to Kyoto by train (Group)
  • Welcome to Kyoto
  • Explore the Gion district of Kyoto
Kyoto
Day 11
Kyoto
  • Half day tour of Kyoto starting at Sanjo-ohashi Bridge (Group)
  • A second day at leisure in Kyoto
  • Farewell dinner in Kyoto (Group)
Kansai Airport
Day 12
Kansai Airport
  • End of tour (Group)
  • Departure transfer from Kyoto to Kansai International Airport