Nakasendo Trail | from A$5835 / 12 days

Villages of old Japan


  • Village to village walking on the loveliest parts of the old Nakasendo Trail

  • Bathe in the thermal waters at a hot-spring Ryokan

  • Stay in monastery lodgings in the temple town of Mount Koya

  • Visit the exquisitely-preserved villages of Magome, Tsumago and Narai

  • Visit the historic imperial capitals of Kyoto and Nara with its famous native deers

  • Ride Japan’s famous Bullet Train


Village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail with four hikes of 1-4.5 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail

Trip level:    Active
Availability:  Recommended from March to November
Price per person:  starting from A$5835

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The Nakasendo Trail once linked Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal era.

The Nakasendo was the ‘road through the mountains’ (as opposed to the Tokaido route which travelled the Pacific coast)and was used by feudal lords , samurai, merchants, and travelers.

Along the route were 69 ‘post towns’, where travelers could rest before continuing on the next leg.

Japan Holiday’s Nakasendo journey will start in Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s period of rule by the Shoguns.

Four days will be enjoyed walking leisurely along the Nakasendo. By day ,the walk  passes through beautifully-preserved villages along an easy path, and by evening traditional country inns will open their doors, allowing the group to enjoy exquisite regional cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients, soak in natural hot springs, and enjoy the warm hospitality.

Whats Included

  • Full-time English-speaking tour guide

  • 11 nights in hotels and Japanese-style inns

  • Daily breakfast | 7 dinners

  • All transportation between tour locations

  • Entrance to museums, temples and other sights on the group iitinerary

  • Forwarding of one item of luggage | 3 times

Whats Not Included

  • Flights

  • Airport transfers

  • Pay locally for drinks with meals and for lunches

  • Entrance fees to museums, temples etc. not mentioned in the itinerary

  • A single room supplement required for solo travellers at hotels

Nakasendo Trail

Map and Itinerary

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