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Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

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Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
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These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

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Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

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Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

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Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour

Kyoto - Nara - Magome - Tsumago - Nojiri - Yabuhara - Narai - Matsumoto - Tokyo

7 nights | From US$2940.00

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A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

The Nakasendo Trail served as a key route in feudal Japan's roads, which connected Kyoto and Edo, known as Tokyo today. Merchants and travelers would spend multiple days along the Nakasendo, staying in small post towns overnight or even to rest during the day. Many of these post towns have been well preserved, allowing you to experience the history and culture of past Japan. On this tour, we will explore parts of the Nakasendo Trail, traveling through the Kiso Valley. Enjoy nature, temples... View More

The Nakasendo Trail served as a key route in feudal Japan's roads, which connected Kyoto and Edo, known as Tokyo today. Merchants and travelers would spend multiple days along the Nakasendo, staying in small post towns overnight or even to rest during the day. Many of these post towns have been well preserved, allowing you to experience the history and culture of past Japan. On this tour, we will explore parts of the Nakasendo Trail, traveling through the Kiso Valley. Enjoy nature, temples and shrines, and quaint villages as we trek through a piece of Japanese history. Join All Japan Tours and your English- speaking guide, as we travel and hike from village-to- village along forested trails, resting overnight at family- run inns, and enjoying local cuisine and hospitality.

We will start our 8-day guided Nakasendo tour in Kyoto, where the trail begins. Enjoy sightseeing around the ancient city during a guided half-day tour. During our time in Kyoto, we will enjoy day trips to the nearby cities of Nara and Kurama. In each city, we will hike through small villages, enjoy the rural landscape, and take in the amazing scenery. Our journey then takes us on the bullet train to Kiso Valley, where we will start in the post town of Magome. Travel through well-preserved post towns of Tsumago and Narai by walking along the ancient route as travelers did long ago. Along the path, we will enjoy stunning forests, small shrines, and will stay at small country inns. From Narai, travel to Matsumoto, home to Matsumoto Castle, one of twelve original castles in Japan. Enjoy a night in Matsumoto before heading to Tokyo, where our tour will officially end.

Activity Level: Intense
Our Intense tours generally have dedicated days of trail walking, with some days of over four hours and with some ascent and/or descent.

Who is an Intense tour designed for?
- We recommend our Intense tours for anyone who does regular walking or hiking, and is comfortable walking a full day with some climbing and descending.
- If you do not exercise regularly, please practice walking for three to four hours, about three to six months prior to the tour in order to get the most out of your trip.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy hiking through trails and villages along the old Nakasendo Trail.
  • Experience hot spring Onsen baths at several Ryokan.
  • Stay at charming family-run Minshuku inns, offering warm hospitality.
  • Visit Tsumago, Magome and Narai; three well- preserved villages along the trail.
  • Enjoy walking in historic Kyoto and Nara with your experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Take a ride on a high-speed Bullet Train from Kyoto to Nakatsugawa.
  • Taste authentic and local Japanese specialties at your minshuku inns.
  • Select itineraries include chances to see cherry blossoms or the colors of autumn.
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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Cherry Blossoms

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Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Apr 8, 2023 Sat. Apr 15, 2023 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Spring

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Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Apr 19, 2023 Wed. Apr 26, 2023 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Fri. May 12, 2023 Fri. May 19, 2023 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Fri. May 26, 2023 Fri. Jun 2, 2023 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Autumn

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Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Oct 24, 2023 Tue. Oct 31, 2023 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Autumn Leaves

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Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2940.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Nov 14, 2023 Tue. Nov 21, 2023 US $2940.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Save this tour Inquiry  

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