April 25 - May 2, 2023 Waiting list
Fully booked. 8 days of a comfortable walking tour along the ancient highway in the midst of Sakura season. Visiting culturally and historically meaningful places on the way.
A leisurely 8-day walking tour in the midst of Japan’s gorgeous Cherry Blossom season. This small-group tour takes you on four easy to moderate historical walks trailing along an ancient merchant’s highway in the backdrop of cherry blossom. Follow some of the most beautiful and enjoyable parts of the ancient highway that links Kyoto and Tokyo.
With a maximum of 8 travellers on this tour, it means we can have the best of both organized and personalized tour. It will be executed efficiently and seamlessly yet we will still have room to enjoy for spontaneity.We try our best to accommodate your personal request as much as possible.
We will trail along Japan's ancient highway, Nakasendo. We walk through rural countryside deep into the mountains and explore well-preserved charming post towns, which have survived into the modern world. This is not a trekking tour, anyone who enjoys walking is welcome. The average walking distance/day is about 5 km.
Expect to reveal layers of culture on this tour. We will start from Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, now a center of Japanese culture. Then off to a picturesque canal town once prospered with wealthy merchants before starting the walk. During the walk, you will enjoy a wide range of rural and regional culture which remains meticulously.
We take our food and beverage seriously. It is one of the highlights of our tours. We will visit Kyoto’s renowned Sake brewing district on this tour and taste the freshest Sake. While walking, we will enjoy experiencing Shinshu regional food just like the messengers back in old days.
What people say
"An incredible time!! Rika is very knowledgeable, very organized and extremely accommodating. I had a fabulous time on her tour and would not hesitate, for a moment, to take one of her tours again in the future."
"I enjoyed thoroughly, walking, the food, visiting spectacular places, everything was organized very well and all I had to do was to enjoy. I recommend anyone who love stress-free travel to take up a tour organized by Rika. She is meticulous."
"Rika’s hand-crafted tour thru Japan was an absolute delight, all in the setting of a mind-blowing Sakura. On the trip itself, she was fun, friendly, and personable. She was an endless source of information about culture, mores, and history. Can’t say enough about how good this trip was, thanks to Rika. Value is extremely good as well!"