The trails may be ancient, but the traditions go back even further.
Japan has to be one of the most strikingly beautiful countries in the world. It’s a place of incredible contrasts; steeped in rich nature and ancient tradition, yet thriving in the most modern ways possible. Our walking itineraries take us through the lesser-known parts of rural Japan, where the pace of life slows to the rhythm of the seasons and the country’s natural and spiritual treasures reveal themselves with every step. Whether you’re exploring the temples along the Shikoku Trail, discovering the religious traditions of the Kumano Kodo or treading the mountain paths of the Nakasendo Trail, you can be sure that the food, accommodation and walking will be as enjoyable – and traditional – as it can possibly get.