The Nakasendo Way showcases the best of Japan

May 15, 2024

We still have a few spots left for the 13-20 September 2024 tour of 8-day Japan’s Nakasendo Way pack-free guided walk.


This historic trail, which means “path through the mountains,” winds its way through the picturesque Japanese Alps, connecting Kyoto and Tokyo.

This is a truly enchanting experience that transports travellers to a bygone era of samurais and serene landscapes.


The journey allows you to immerse yourself in Japan’s rich cultural tapestry, where centuries-old customs and hospitality still flourish.

Whether you’re exploring the rustic charm of Tsumago or the lush countryside of Magome, each step on the Nakasendo Way reveals a deep appreciation for Japan’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it an unforgettable walking adventure.

But don’t believe us, read what one client says after experiencing our last tour:

“Overall an amazing experience – Thank you! Group – the size (9) enabled us to get to know each other in this shared experience.

“Guides – they were great, flexible in providing alternatives for those wanting a shorter walk (even though they had to spend considerable time to plan it).

“I liked having an Australian guide (Helena) as well as a local guide that was passionate about Japan. I felt we learned a lot about Japanese culture and tradition from both Hiromi and Paul. Unplanned extras of meditation and Haiku were very welcome and a great addition to the experience – thanks to Helena.”


“Daily organised walks – they were a good length and through beautiful country. Accommodation – it was all fabulous – favourites were Ancient Hotel and Ishakawa Inn.

“Food- it was excellent although sometimes there was just too much!! I enjoyed the challenge of a Japanese breakfast every morning! Take away lunches were great, enjoyed selecting foods at the local shop.


“Bus driver – Our driver was great, very responsible on the drives. Cleaned the bus every day. I liked that he shared meals with us and also was involved in our Haiku writing. Language barrier was no issue.

“Extras – woodblock and tea ceremony were great additions as cultural experiences.

“I have returned home feeling very grateful for such a great adventure, not just the walking in beautiful surroundings and with great accommodation and food but I have also been left with an appreciation for Japan and its culture.” – Jennifer

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