Imperial Japan

Mount Fuji in autumn
The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
Lights on the streets of Tokyo
Geishas on the streets of Kyoto in Japan
Traditional Japanese statue

Guided Walking

From £3129 - 11 to 14 nights

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"Good accommodation, well organised interesting itinerary"   Valerie Bale

Our journey takes us from Tokyo along the historic Nakasendo Path to the historic capital of Kyoto. With a stay in the Hakone National Park for views of Mount Fuji, we see ancient traditions and the ultramodern combined in this fascinating country.

As well as seeing some of the highlights, this holiday introduces parts of Japan seldom visited by tourists. Pass through small post towns, and lovely mountain scenery with a multi-day walk on a path through the Japan Alps, combined with staying in a traditional inn (ryokan) for a taste of traditional Japan.

Holiday highlights

  • Walk on the historic Nakasendo Path through the Japan AlpsJapanese Maple leaves
  • Explore the gardens and shrines of ancient Kyoto
  • Walk by lakes and mountains in the shadow of Mt Fuji
  • See the modern sides of Japan in Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Stay in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, for an authentic experience
  • The Golden Pavillion Kyoto shutterstock_100943932Try delicious and varied Japanese food

Price includes:

  • 11 nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms (except in the ryokans, which usually have shared facilities)
  • Half Board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure, except 1 dinner, and including 2 lunchesJapanese Lanterns
  • A full programme of guided walks led by an experienced local leader 
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Travel by coach/minivan, train and public transport
  • Tips

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Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00

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This was a fantastic holiday – gave us a really good introduction to Japan and its many facets

Ann and Gerry Lewis