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Japan is the place to go for an immersive experience in a very different culture, offering the visitor a unique combination of spectacular forests, spiritual interest and picturesque mountain trails. Our walking and trekking holidays to Japan combine an appreciation of nature with aspects of the country’s culture, both old and new. Highlights include exploring ancient pilgrimage trails, discovering historic towns and villages, and experiencing Japan’s modern cities.

Our Holidays to Japan

Ancient Trails of Japan

Cedar trees and walkers on Togakushi ancient trail

This journey takes you through the incredible landscapes of Japan and its stunning ancient trails. Highlights include trekking the sacred mountains of Togakushi, and historic Kyoto. Find out more about Ancient Trails of Japan

  • Price (exc. flights): 13 days from £4,199
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group
  • When to go:
    • M
    • O
    • N
  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature
    • Point to Point

Trails of Northern Japan

View of Yamadera Temple over the mountains at Yamagata

Travel into Honshu’s interior and discover some of Japan’s finest mountain ranges, sacred temples and ancient pilgrimage trails on a journey into the country’s northernmost reaches. Find out more about Trails of Northern Japan

  • Price (exc. flights): 13 days from £4,599
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group
  • When to go:
    • J
    • S
  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature

In Japan You Could enjoy experiences like these

  • Explore Japan's ancient trails
  • Walk through pristine forest & vibrant landscapes
  • Sample local food & traditions
  • Ride on the famous bullet train

When I think of my time in Japan, the main memories are experiencing the spirituality, pristine forests and discovering a place like no other.

Jon - Walks Worldwide

Discover More About Japan

Japan is famed for its alpine mountain ranges – the Akaishi, Hida and Kiso Mountains. Here, walkers can enjoy trails that have been used for thousands of years for trade and pilgrimages by common-folk and emperors alike. Blessed with some of the most incredible flora – up to 6,000 species – and a haven for endemic animals such as the Japanese giant salamander, Japanese macaque and Japanese woodpecker, working your way along these trails provides some of the most exciting outdoor experiences in Asia.

Walks are on mountain and forest trails with mostly good conditions underfoot, sometimes rough and rocky. This trip is suitable for those with good mountain walking experience and those looking to add a slight challenge to their walking. Accommodation is in hotels and ryokans.

The best timed of year for walking in Japan are spring and autumn, when condtions are best for exploring the mountains and forests, as well as experiencing the changing colours of the seasons.

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Dates & Prices

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Guided Group Dates and Prices
Holiday Itinerary Year Starts Ends Price From (Exc. Flights) Holiday Status Options
All prices are per person. All our guided group trips have the option to be taken as a private guided itinerary. * Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and is guaranteed to run.
Ancient Trails of Japan 2019 12 May 24 May £4,199 Available* Book or Enquire
Ancient Trails of Japan 2019 19 May 31 May £4,199 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire
Trails of Northern Japan 2019 29 Jun 11 Jul £4,599 Available* Book or Enquire
Trails of Northern Japan 2019 12 Sep 24 Sep £4,599 Available* Book or Enquire
Ancient Trails of Japan 2019 6 Oct 18 Oct £4,199 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire
Ancient Trails of Japan 2020 24 May 5 Jun £4,299 Available* Book or Enquire
Ancient Trails of Japan 2020 10 Oct 22 Oct £4,299 Available* Book or Enquire

If you can’t see the holiday or departure date that you are looking for please contact us. We may be in the process of finalising further departures and are often able to arrange a holiday for you according to your own requirements.