Central Japan is a region of tall mountain ranges and fast-flowing rivers.
Until recently did not roads reach the remoter villages, resulting in remarkably well-preserved villages evocative of centuries past.
This journey takes participants through Japanese history from modern Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s period of rule by the Shoguns, and ends near Kyoto, Japan’s capital for 400 years and the repository of much of the countries cultural heritage.
From Tokyo ,head to Yudanaka Onsen hot spring where the famous “snow monkeys” come to enjoy the natural hot spring baths.
In feudal times people travelling from Kyoto to Tokyo would use the Nakasendo way – the road through the central mountains – one of a network of ancient highways. Y
ou will visit one of the best-preserved sections of this road in the Kiso Valley, where the quaint villages of Tsumago and Magome have been faithfully restored.
- 13 nights in hotels and Japanese-style inns (Ryokan, Minshuku and Shukubo)
- 13 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Regular and bullet train tickets starting in Tokyo and ending in Kyoto
Long-distance bus tickets Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa
Detailed day-by-day itinerary
Local support by telephone
A day of private guiding in Kyoto
Whats Not Included
- Airport transfers
Pay locally for short bus journeys
Pay locally for drinks with meals and for lunches
A single room supplement is required for solo travellers at hotels
Map and Itinerary
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