Walking Tours of Japan 2021 & 2022

Beauty of Journey to the East's 2021 Walking Tours of Japan is their spontaneity. Because of the small group size (maximum of 8), and light, pack free walks of about 8-10 kilometres per walk, you don't have to march all day. You may come across a Sunday flea market where you would pick up piece antique Arita ware or just pop into a lovely coffee shop for some people-watching. You could stop for a conversation with local kids, or listen to an intriguing historical tale from our guide at a local shrine.

We made the walking in Japan easy for you. The tours are designed around exciting themes and the courses are selected carefully to highlight Japan's spirituality, traditional cultures and pristine nature. Safe and comfortable accommodation, transport, guides and luggage transfers have been arranged. While the tours are flexible and can be enjoyed by any fit and active people, the main participants of our walking tours are people between 50's and 70's.

Now, all you have to bring with you is a good pair of comfortable walking shoes, an inquisitive mind and adventurous spirit. Talk to us about what you are looking for, and let us help you to create an extraordinary holiday walking in Japan in 2021.

2022 Season Japan Walking Tours

Many of our guests like to plan well in advance and although our 2022 season tours are not released yet, if you contact us we will promise to let you know as soon as they are released.


Kamikochi at Japan Alps in autumn
12 days

This tour takes you to experience some of Japan’s most pristine and stunning remote landscapes with the Japan Alps high above you. A variety of short walks (8-10km) through the national parks and small villages is the best way to absorb the brilliant autumn colours.

Departure Dates
1 Oct 2021Contact us
Dewa Sanzan steps

13 days

The 2021 Walking Tour of Northern Japan takes you through spiritual mountains, national parks ablaze in autumn colours and authentic onsen villages. An ideal opportunity to experience the beautiful Japanese rural landscapes and the warm traditional hospitality of northern Japan.

Departure Dates
11 Oct 2021Contact us
Walking Tour of Japan in Autumn on the Nakasendo way - Tsumago

12 days

An unforgettable hiking experience for active travellers along the Nakasendo Way – Japan’s most famous walking route. In addition we delve deeper into less explored secret walks in the iconic cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Takayama.

Departure Dates
14 Nov 2021Contact us

Had a fabulous time with a great group of people. I loved the country, the culture, the people and everything about the tour – hope to do another tour with JTTE – maybe Hokkaido or Kyushu next time

Vivien Hewitt, Western Australia

 This was my first trip with JTTE and already I am looking at the program for next year thinking about another one. I liked the fact that it was a small group, the organisation was spot on and the food everywhere was outstanding.

Dee Mason – NSW Australia

Our Travel Style

At Journey to the East we are committed to providing authentic, small group tours to Japan – whether standard tours or custom-built for private groups. Our travel style is to immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of unique experiences.