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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai

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13 Nights

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From US$4930.00

  • Explore Tokyo on a guided walking tour and visit Nihonbashi - the '.centre of Japan'.
  • See the exquisitely-preserved villages of Tsumago and Magome.
  • Visit the former imperial capitals of Kyoto and Nara.
  • Stay at a hot-spring ryokan, bathe in natural thermal waters and see the snow monkeys of Yudanaka Onsen.
  • Visit a sake brewery in Obuse and search for handicrafts in the lovely city of Takayama.
  • Stay in monastery lodgings in the temple town of Mount Koya.
  • Enjoy a ride from Osaka to Tokyo on the speedy shinkansen bullet train.
  • Select itineraries include the chance to see cherry blossoms or autumn leaves during your travels.
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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai

Tokyo - Obuse - Yudanaka Onsen - Matsumoto - Narai - Tsumago - Magome - Takayama - Shirakawa-go - Kyoto - Nara - Mt Koya

13 Nights | From US$4930.00

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A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

Central Japan, comprised of prefectures such as Nagano and Gifu, is an expansive region of tall mountain ranges and fast-flowing rivers. Many remote villages could not be easily accessed until as of recently, making these places well-preserved. All Japan Tours takes you to places on this tour that let you feel as if you have stepped back during the Edo period. From modern Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s feudal era, journey all the way to Kyoto, Japan’s former capital for over 1000 y... View More

Central Japan, comprised of prefectures such as Nagano and Gifu, is an expansive region of tall mountain ranges and fast-flowing rivers. Many remote villages could not be easily accessed until as of recently, making these places well-preserved. All Japan Tours takes you to places on this tour that let you feel as if you have stepped back during the Edo period. From modern Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s feudal era, journey all the way to Kyoto, Japan’s former capital for over 1000 years where most of the countries cultural heritage resides.

Start your tour in Tokyo, where we will explore historic landmarks before heading towards Yudanaka Onsen hot spring. Here, we can spot the famous “snow monkeys” enjoying the natural hot spring baths. We will then visit one of the best-preserved portions in the Kiso Valley where the charming villages of Tsumago and Magome have been immaculately revived. We will then venture to the Japanese Alps to visit Takayama and Shirakawa-go. These quaint villages provide insight into the past of rural Japan. From there we will take the train to Kyoto, an ancient city and once Japan's capital. Take a day trip to Nara, then travel onward to Mount Koya, where you will have the special opportunity to stay overnight at temple lodging. Enjoy morning meditation with the monks before taking the high-speed bullet train back to Tokyo, where your tour will end. Enjoy traditional meals and local cuisine throughout your trip as well as the chance to bathe in your hotel's hot spring onsen.

Activity Level: Moderate
On our moderate walking tours, you will be on your feet for much of the day to experience the sights listed in the itinerary.

Who is a Moderate tour designed for?
- We recommend moderate tours for anyone who is able to climb stairs and is happy to walk about 1 mile/1.6 km per day.
- If you do not exercise regularly, please practice walking for two to three hours a day about three to six months prior to the tour in order to get the most out of your trip.

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Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya


14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

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Fri. Sep 6, 2024 Thu. Sep 19, 2024 US $4930.00

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Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya


14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

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Tue. Nov 5, 2024 Mon. Nov 18, 2024 US $4930.00

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Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya


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A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

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Tue. Mar 25, 2025 Mon. Apr 7, 2025 US $5690.00

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Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya


14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5690.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

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Sat. Apr 12, 2025 Fri. Apr 25, 2025 US $5690.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Fri. May 16, 2025 Thu. May 29, 2025 US $5690.00

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Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya


14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5690.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Tue. Feb 11, 2025 Mon. Feb 24, 2025 US $5690.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
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