Get off the beaten track in Japan and experience parts of the country other big-city tours tend to skip. This tour of the Land of the Rising Sun includes something for every active passenger. Take in major cultural touchstones like Osaka and Hiroshima, along with lesser known areas. Hike along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to visit spectacular temples, cycle across islands as you follow the Shimanami Kaido, and kayak around the famed floating torii gate in the Bay of Miyajima. Every view is that much sweeter when you've worked for it.
Duration: 13 Days
Activities: Hiking, Canoeing, Road Cycling, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Kayaking (unspecified), Multisport, Trekking
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Osaka, Japan
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: 3 - Average
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 154199
End City: Tokyo, Japan
|Duration: 13 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Hiking, Canoeing, Road Cycling, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Kayaking (unspecified), Multisport, Trekking||Physical rating: 3 - Average|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 154199|
|Starts: Osaka, Japan||Finishes: Tokyo, Japan|
We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation in Osaka to see more of this interesting city.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Take the train from Osaka to Wakayama, before heading to Chikatsuyu to begin the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage hike.
Local train (1.00 hour(s), 80km)
Enjoy a day hike along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Reach the Hongu Taisha Shrine with the largest torii gate in Japan.
Kumano Hongu Taisha Hike
Hike to Japan's largest waterfall and the Kumano Nachi Taisha, an ancient site along this pilgrimage trail, before heading to Wakayama for the night.
Kumano Nachi Taisha Hike
Local train (1.00 hour(s))
Visit the impressive site of Wakayama Castle before transferring by train to Kyoto.
Wakayama Castle Visit
Local train (1.50 hour(s))
Bullet train (60km)
Stroll along the Philosopher's Walk and explore the historic side of Kyoto, visiting the famous sites of the Golden and Silver pavillions.
Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion Visit
Silver Pavilion Visit
The large Peace Park in the centre of the city is an extremely moving place dotted with memorials of those killed by the atomic bomb and others who subsequently died. The burning flame in the park will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world have been destroyed. Take a tram ride through the city to reach Peace Park.
Peace Park and Museum Visit
Head out from Hiroshima to visit the island of Miyajima. Explore the temples and kayak out to the torii gate which floats in the bay.
Miyajima Island Visit
Transfer by ferry to Matsuyama, home to the oldest hot springs in Japan. Opt for a relaxing dip during some free time.
Enjoy a day of cycling across bridges and between islands in the south of Honshu. Explore small villages and spend the night on Ikuchijima.
Imabari City to Ikuchi Jima Cycle
Local bus (1.25 hour(s), 40km)
Cycle along the Shimanami Kaido towards Onomichi. Spend the night in this sleepy town and enjoy the satisfaction of completing the trail.
Ikuchi Jima Cycle
Transfer to Tokyo by train.
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.
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Trip Name: Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak
Duration: 13 Days
From Price: 4499
Trip Code: 154199
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