Discover the true essence of Japan on our walking tours. Explore historic cities like Kyoto, where ancient temples and serene gardens transport you back in time. Experience the nostalgic atmosphere of the Edo period as you walk the well-preserved trail between the post towns of Magome and Tsumago, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Stroll along narrow streets, wander through traditional villages, savor local delicacies and immerse yourself in the culture that defines Japan’s ancient heritage. Pair your holiday with a Japan hiking tour to traverse Japan's famous mountains like Mount Fuji. From the majestic Mount Fuji to the tranquil beauty of rural landscapes, walking trips in Japan take you on a journey through the country’s natural beauty, culture and history.
“Kiri was an amazing tour guide! He was friendly, caring and very organised. At the end of the tour he made sure all participants knew how to get back to their hotels - this was a nice touch as it was our first night in Tokyo and we were still getting our bearings :)”
4.8 - Excellent
Ms. Alice W.
“Fantastic way to experience a taste of Tokyo and to try dishes you may not have had the opportunity to try on your own. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, ate some delicious food and went places .in Tokyo we wouldn't have gone to without someone to lead us. We totally recommend the tour!”
5 - Excellent
Mr. Joy F.
“Ms Izumi Matsukura was an excellent guide who spoke very good english. i greatly appreciated her followup message with words she introduced to us, names of places we visited and food we ate. excelllent!!”
Japan walking tours
Highlights of Japan walking tour
Explore the ancient streets of Kyoto on foot, wandering through traditional neighborhoods like Gion and Higashiyama, where hidden temples and teahouses await.
Take a memorable trip along the Nakasendo Trail, an ancient road connecting Kyoto and Tokyo, passing through picturesque landscapes, charming villages and historic post towns.
Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on the sacred Kumano Kodo trails, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of Japan's spiritual landscapes and visiting revered shrines.
Hike to the summit of Mount Takao, located just outside Tokyo, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys, forests and the iconic Mount Fuji on clear days.
Wander through the Unesco-listed village of Shirakawa-go, known for its traditional thatched-roof houses (gassho-zukuri) nestled in a picturesque mountain setting.
Travel tips for Japan walking tour
Carry extra cash. Although technologically advanced, many places in Japan still prefer cash payment.
Pay attention to earthquake and tsunami alerts and follow protocols.
Respect signage, stay on designated paths, and be mindful of other hikers and locals you encounter along the way.
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