Japan: Hike, Bike & Kayak

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Tokyo, Japan
  • Ends Osaka, Japan
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hike between the preserved post towns of the Nakasendo Way – reconnect with the Edo history on this ancient trail connecting Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto.
  • Discover one of Japan's best cycling routes the Shimanami Kaido which links Honshu with Shikoku across the scenic Inland Sea and enjoy a cycling and kayaking experience
  • Templehop through the historic city of Kyoto with a guided ride past some of the major religious sites in the city a perfect active way to explore this ancient capital.
  • The Kumano Kodo is one of only two World Heritagelisted pilgrimage trails in the world. Hike a section of the ancient route, arriving at spectacular Nachi Falls and Nachi Taisha Shrine.
The trip Japan: Hike, Bike & Kayak starts from Tokyo and ends in Osaka. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 12 days taking you through Koguchi, Tokyo, Magome and 5 other destinations in Japan. Japan: Hike, Bike & Kayak is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Embark on an insightful cultural (and physical) workout with a 12-day active adventure across Japan’s ancient history, religious sites and natural wonder. Beginning in Tokyo, leave the crowds behind for a hike through post towns dotted along the Nakasendo Way, then continue to the Seto Inland Sea for a biking and kayaking adventure along the Shimanami Kaido. Stop by historic Kyoto before tackling the mother of all pilgrimages along sections of the historic Kumano Kodo. With the opportunity to explore diverse neighbourhoods and experience real hospitality along your way, discover the secrets, past and present, of an enchanting Japan.
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5 - Excellent
  • Barbara
  • From USA
  • On Nov 24 2018
“Excellent”
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5 - Excellent
  • Michael
  • From Canada
  • On Nov 27 2019
“What an adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam. Culturally immersive. Organization-wise, excellent. Had a great time and wish I could do the tour agai. Recommended.”
Anahita's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anahita
  • From USA
  • On Dec 06 2018
“It was such a beautiful experience. Very cold but so amazing!! The trek was a bit challenging at times especially with the extreme weather conditions but what can you expect it is patagonia. Camping out in tents was a fun experience. Overall a very good trip!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Tokyo
  • Day 2: Nakasendo (Hiking)
  • Day 3: Nakasendo / Onomichi (Hiking)
  • Day 4: Shimanami Kaido / Onomichi (Cycling & Kayaking)
  • Day 5: Kyoto (Hiking)
  • Day 6: Kyoto (Hiking)
  • Day 7: Kyoto (Cycling)
  • Day 8: Shingu/Koguchi
  • Day 9: Koguchi/Kii Katsuura (Hiking)
  • Day 10: Toba
  • Day 11: Osaka
  • Day 12: Osaka
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Ryokan (11 nights)
Meals
  • 4 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Boat , Public Bus , Metro , Bullet Train , Train , Taxi , Walking , Bike , Kayak
Included Activities
  • Tsumago - Waki Honjin
  • Nakasendo Trail - Magome to Tsumago hiking
  • Onomichi - Shimanami Kaido cycling
  • Ikuchijima Island- Sea Kayaking
  • Kyoto - Fushimi Inari-Taisha
  • Kyoto - Gion District walk
  • Kyoto - Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)
  • Kyoto - Mt. Daimonji-yama hike
  • Kyoto - Kyoto Cycling
  • Kyoto - Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)
  • Kyoto - Daitokuji Temple
  • Shingu - Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine
  • Kumano Kudo - Hiking
  • Kumano Kodo - Kumano Nachi Taisha
  • Toba - Mikimoto Pearl Island Museum
  • Kii Katsuura - Tuna Market
  • Osaka - Dotombori District walking tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Tokyo and from Osaka are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Japan: Hike, Bike & Kayak tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Japan: Hike, Bike & Kayak tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 27 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Japan: Hike, Bike & Kayak tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Japan: Hike, Bike & Kayak tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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