This unique Japan Holidays journey travels north from Tokyo to a land rich in spirituality and tradition.
The sights of northern Japan rival anywhere in the country in their beauty and grandeur. This tour visits both the well-known destinations, such as the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toshogu shrine at Nikko and Dewa Sanzan- as well as the region’s more remote hot springs and beautiful national parks.
The journey take us on exhilarating walks through beautiful scenery in the Oze Wetlands, Mount Gas-san, and the Tono Valley.
The Japanese poet Matsuo Basho traveled through this region in the 17th century, a journey subsequently published as The Narrow Road to the Deep North, and this tour visits several of the places which inspired his famous haiku poems.
Our small group stays at traditional Ryokan and Minshuku inns in the countryside – featuring exquisite service and beautifully-prepared regional cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients. Natural hot-spring baths are highlights of our journey.
At Tochio near Oze our featured hot-spring Ryokan has open-air baths next to a rushing river, while at Nyuto near Lake Tazawako, the 300-year old Tsuru-no-yu Ryokan has eight baths- some with the famous milky-white spring water.
The tour both begins and ends in Tokyo, with time for sightseeing and shopping in the capital.
- Travelling with English-speaking tour guide
12 nights in hotels and Japanese-style inns
Daily breakfast | 10 dinners
All transportation between tour locations
Entrance to museums, temples and other sights on the group’s itinerary
Forwarding of one item of luggage | 4 occasions
Whats Not Included
- Airport transfers
- Pay locally for drinks with meals and for lunches
- Entrance fees to museums, temples etc. where not mentioned in the itinerary
- Single room supplement(s) if required
Map and Itinerary
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