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Nakasendo Trail - 12 days

Walk the Nakasendo Trail to
Discover Old Japan

The Nakasendo Trail linked Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal period. It was the ‘road through the mountains’ (as opposed to the Tokaido route which traveled the Pacific coast) traveled by feudal lords and their retinues, samurai, merchants, and travelers. Along the route were 69 ‘post towns’, where weary travelers could rest before continuing on the next leg. Our journey will start in Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s period of rule by the Shoguns. We will then spend four days walking along the Nakasendo. By day we will walk along the ancient route as it passes through beautifully-preserved villages along an easy path, and by evening we will stay in traditional country inns enjoying exquisite regional cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients, soak in natural hot springs, and enjoy the warm hospitality of our hosts. Enjoy bathing in hot spring water after a day on the trails!

Small Group tour
Departure dates:

: March 22, 2021
March 29, 2021
April 08, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 4, 2021
May 10, 2021
May 17, 2021
September 01, 2021
September 14, 2021
October 05, 2021
October 08, 2021
October 17, 2021
October 28, 2021
November 04, 2021
November 09, 2021
12 days
Minimum 5, maximum 12 travelers
* per person
* subject to change

Tour price includes all transportation between destinations, accommodation, entrance fees, full-time services of tour leader, all breakfasts and 10 evening meals. Contact for single supplement.
Full time services of Japanese/English speaking tour leader.
Four days of village-to-village walking on the old Nakasendo trail – Imperial Nara and Kyoto – modern Tokyo - the mountaintop village of Yoshino - visit sacred Mount Koya and stay in a shukubo (temple lodging) – relax in the bath at a lovely hot spring ryokan – travel on the bullet train.

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