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Japan Walking Tours

Japan Walking Tours

Best Japan Small Group Guided Walking Tours. We go off the beaten path, as well as the popular walking tour destinations like Kumamo Kodo and Nakasendo Trail.


AJT’s Japan Small Group Guided Walking Tours are for travelers looking to experience the natural beauty and ancient history of Japan through established walking routes and hiking trails. We go off the beaten path, up north to the less- touristed routes in the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions, and south to explore the volcanoes of Kyushu. Our Japan small group guided walking tours offer itineraries from an energetic walk along the paved and cobbled Nakasendo Trail to a more arduous trek on the mountainous Kumano Kodo Trail. We have the best walking tour itineraries for experienced adult travelers as well as families with kids, and the groups are kept small with a 13-passenger limit. This smaller size allows for greater camaraderie, joining the tour as fellow travelers and finishing it as friends. The tours are led by a full-time bilingual guide with a passion for Japan and Japanese culture.

Well-established hiking and walking routes have crossed Japan for centuries. In the Edo period, trade roads such as the Nakasendo connected Kyoto with the fishing town of Edo (now called Tokyo). Merchants and government officials walked these civil service roads, stopping in small villages along the way to rest. Guests on our Walking tour itineraries will have their own small-town Japan experience with a stay at a local Minshuku - a family-operated bed-and- breakfast offering homegrown Japanese hospitality. Hiking trails may also include a stop at an onsen hot spring bath, where tired travelers go to relax after a nice day of hiking.

Hiking through nature is a spiritual activity to the Japanese, and often symbolic of the road to enlightenment. These pilgrimage routes take you up and down mountains as you cut through dense woodland, stone-strewn paths to reach ancient Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines. Hiking the Kumano Kodo is a path trod by emperors, and calls to every adventurous spirit to trek to the three main temples of the area, collectively known as the Kumano Sanzan. A hiking trail in the southern island of Shikoku takes you into all four prefectures, and includes a stay in a temple on Mount Koya. These hikes are a mystical experience, blending each glorious trek through Japan's natural splendor into a search for spiritual meaning as you indulge your spirit of adventure on a Japan Walking Tour.

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    question mark icon         Tour#: GTG379944

Nakasendo Trail Winter Tour arrow readmore icon

Kyoto / Nakatsugawa / Magome / Tsumago / Kiso Fukushima / Narai / Kiso Hirasawa / Asama Onsen / Tokyo


8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2935.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided winter tour to the Nakasendo trail. Walk or snow-shoe on five days for 1-3 hours.

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Wed. Jan 8, 2025 Wed. Jan 15, 2025 US $2935.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Fri. Jan 17, 2025 Fri. Jan 24, 2025 US $2935.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Sat. Feb 1, 2025 Sat. Feb 8, 2025 US $2935.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Wed. Feb 12, 2025 Wed. Feb 19, 2025 US $2935.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Sat. Mar 1, 2025 Sat. Mar 8, 2025 US $2935.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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    question mark icon         Tour#: GTL5864606

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer arrow readmore icon

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

    1 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3105.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

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

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Fri. Jun 6, 2025 Fri. Jun 13, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Sun. Aug 17, 2025 Sun. Aug 24, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTJ3851939

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves arrow readmore icon

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

    1 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3105.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

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 Save Status
Wed. Nov 13, 2024 Wed. Nov 20, 2024 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Sat. Nov 8, 2025 Sat. Nov 15, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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    question mark icon         Tour#: GTI3845684

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn arrow readmore icon

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

    1 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3105.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

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 Save Status
Sun. Sep 22, 2024 Sun. Sep 29, 2024 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Oct 4, 2024 Fri. Oct 11, 2024 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Oct 18, 2024 Fri. Oct 25, 2024 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Wed. Sep 24, 2025 Wed. Oct 1, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Fri. Oct 3, 2025 Fri. Oct 10, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Fri. Oct 17, 2025 Fri. Oct 24, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTA3833500

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring arrow readmore icon

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

    1 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3105.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

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

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Sat. May 10, 2025 Sat. May 17, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Fri. May 23, 2025 Fri. May 30, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTU3825841

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms arrow readmore icon

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

    1 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3105.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

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 Save Status
Sat. Apr 5, 2025 Sat. Apr 12, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Wed. Apr 16, 2025 Wed. Apr 23, 2025 US $3105.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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    question mark icon         Tour#: GTS3581111

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn arrow readmore icon

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto


9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3395.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Wed. Sep 25, 2024 Thu. Oct 3, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Wed. Oct 16, 2024 Thu. Oct 24, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Sat. Nov 9, 2024 Sun. Nov 17, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Sep 5, 2025 Sat. Sep 13, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Wed. Oct 15, 2025 Thu. Oct 23, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

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Sun. Nov 9, 2025 Mon. Nov 17, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTS3579447

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring arrow readmore icon

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto


9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3710.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. Apr 7, 2025 Tue. Apr 15, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Mon. May 12, 2025 Tue. May 20, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTH3608742

Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn arrow readmore icon

Kushiro / Lake Akan / Mt Meakan / Mt Iou / Kawayu Onsen / Lake Mashu / Mt Nishibetsu / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Rausu / Memanbetsu


9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4045.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided walking & hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido in Autumn.

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. Sep 9, 2024 Tue. Sep 17, 2024 US $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Sep 5, 2025 Sat. Sep 13, 2025 US $3820.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Mon. Sep 15, 2025 Tue. Sep 23, 2025 US $3820.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTU359277

Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer arrow readmore icon

Kushiro / Lake Akan / Mt Meakan / Mt Iou / Kawayu Onsen / Lake Mashu / Mt Nishibetsu / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Rausu / Memanbetsu


9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4045.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided walking & hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido in Summer.

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. Jul 22, 2024 Tue. Jul 30, 2024 US $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Aug 16, 2024 Sat. Aug 24, 2024 US $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Aug 30, 2024 Sat. Sep 7, 2024 US $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Mon. July 21, 2025 Tue. July 29, 2025 US $3820.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Sun. Aug 24, 2025 US $3820.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  




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