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Japan Walking Tours 2020 & 2021

Journey To The East's 2020 walking tours of Japan are ideal for those who enjoy light, pack free, walks (up to about 8-10 kilometres per walk). In groups of up to 8,  you walk with a private guide through the back streets and through some of Japan's spectacular pristine nature. The small groups enable you to interact directly with your knowledgeable guides to get the most from your walks.

Each of the 2020 Japan Walking Tours is unique, in a few words

  • Walking in the Japan Alps takes in the fabulous Mt Norikura and Hirayu, amazing colours on Mt Hotaka and the breath-taking plateau of Kamaikoch surrounded by 3,000m class mountains.
  • Wild West Japan tour shows off the variety in Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route and Japan's deepest gorge. Kurobe Gorge, is ablaze of Autumn Colour for this tour.
  • Walking Northern Japan takes you though the brilliant Dewa Sanzen ('three Dewa mountains') along the pligrimage trail and through Zao, Yamader, Ginzan Onsen, Matsushima and the fabulous Urabandai. What an experience!
  • Walking Central Japan in Autumn takes you on the Nakasendo trail where the trees are all shades of red and brown and you are surrounded by samurai history. The tour also offers some of the best back street guided walking in Kyoto and Takayama

2020 Walking Tour of Japan Alps in Autumn takes you to Japan’s pristine national parks with the Japan Alps high above you. In addition to the short nature walks (8-10k) on the plateaus and valleys in vibrant autumn colours, you will visit iconic cities of Tokyo and Kyoto.

Departure Dates
1 Oct 2020Available

This tour features Japan’s dramatic natural landscapes from the highest mountains to the deepest gorge. Full of cultural experiences including a night stay at a century-old thatched roofed farmhouse. Along with the remoteness, you will also explore the sophisticated cultural cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa.

Departure Dates
4 Oct 2020Available
25 Oct 2020Available

This tour covers culturally intriguing and naturally magnificent day walks (8-10 km/day) including the pilgrimage walks of sacred Dewa Sanzan in the northern parts of the main island of Japan in early autumn. Seriously off-the-beaten track, this tour exposes you to the warm traditional  hospitality and immersive experiences of northern Japan.

Departure Dates
7 Oct 2020Available

Walk through the well-preserved villages and cedar covered forests on Nakasendo Way where samurai walked hundreds of years ago. The tour also includes back street walks in Japan’s major destinations such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Takayama still at the peak of autumn colours. The well balanced tour between nature walks and cultural encounters, it is ideal for active people who are looking for variety of experiences.

Departure Dates
15 Nov 2020Available

See the best of Japan before the massive crowds arrive! On this tour, you can walk in some of the most scenic spots in Japan and stroll under the early flowering Kawazu cherry blossom trees. The tour covers the must-see locations such as Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

Departure Dates
21 Feb 2020Fully Booked

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.

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