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Walking holidays in Japan

Our walking holidays in Japan are a great way to experience the natural beauty, fascinating culture and fine cuisine that this magical country has to offer. From exploring the ancient shrines of Kyoto to the mountainous trails along the Kumano Kodo, there is a huge amount of unique sights to discover.

We believe that hiking trips in Japan are the best way to discover all the hidden gems off the beaten track. As you trek through stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites, you can expect to get up close to unique landscapes rich in history. Dense forest, picturesque valleys, quaint villages, awe-inspiring waterfalls and ancient temples are just some of the wonders you will encounter on our walking tours in Japan.

You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide every step of the way, to ensure you enjoy each destination at its best. Take a look at our Japan walking trips below to get started on your adventure.


Walk the Kumano Kodo
Japan

Walk the Kumano Kodo

Walk the ancient pilgrimage route Kumano Kodo, journeying through the Kii Peninsula Mountains to the famous Grand Shrines.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW10KK
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$5479per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts & 6 dinners
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walk the Nakasendo Trail
Japan

Walk the Nakasendo Trail

Follow the historic Nakasendo Trail, exploring the incredible cities of Kyoto and Tokyo either side of your journey.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW10NK
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$5549per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail
Japan

Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail

Embark on this spiritual journey on the island of Shikoku, exploring spectacular scenery and some of the 88 Buddhist temples which connect this trail.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW10SH
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$5649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts & 7 dinners
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Japan's Kumano Kodo Trail
Japan

Japan's Kumano Kodo Trail

Walk Japan's ancient pilgrimage routes along the Kumano Kodo - after uncovering Kyoto’s most ancient shrines and pathways, we head off the beaten track to the Kumano Kodo region; one of Japan's most remote and rewarding pilgrimage routes.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW13JA
  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration13 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$9779per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners
  • All accommodation 
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Group arrival transfer (for group flight)
  • Free departure transfer by shuttle service (must be booked in advance before trip commences with Exodus and is subject to availability)