Ancient tradition meets modern life on this 11-day trekking excursion from Kyoto to Tokyo.
Japan effortlessly represents both reinvention and tradition. The slender archipelago is comprised of more than two-thirds mountainous terrain, with plenty of forested groves and gurgling rivers in between. It’s the perfect place for an unforgettable hiking adventure.
This trip involves trekking on two distinctive trails. The Kumano Kodo is a series of pilgrimage routes which stretch across Kii Hantō, the largest peninsula of Japan. For over one thousand years, people have made this pilgrimage for the purposes of worship and purification. The Nakasendo trail winds along the ancient trading route and through the Central Alps, passing quaint Japanese mountain towns and waterfalls. The journey ends in Tokyo, where time is spent discovering the two sides of the capital—old Edo and modern Tokyo.
Enjoy the many delicacies of traditional Japanese cooking, sweeping views, and soothing soaks in hot onsen baths as we trek from the ancient to the modern. With expert, local guides leading the way, we are free to fully enjoy this immersive journey and delight in the details of Japanese life up-close.