Japan's Spiritual Heartland (15 days)

This alternative tour takes you on a journey through Japan's spiritual heartland, including a multi-day walk along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, and a night at the revered Mount Koya. The tour starts in Tokyo, staying in the heart of the old downtown area which is home to the famous Senso-ji Temple. After time exploring one of the world's great cities with a private guide, take the bullet train to Osaka and have time to discover its vibrant food scene. Travel on to Mt Koya, one of the most spiritual destinations in Japan, and experience staying in a monastery guesthouse. From here, head deep into the Wakayama Prefecture for three days walking on the Kumado Kodo pilgrimage trails. Set in the verdant Kii Mountains, the trails are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and have been walked by pilgrims for hundreds of years. After finishing your walk Japan's cultural capital Kyoto awaits, where you will be joined by a private guide for a day sightseeing. Return to Tokyo for the final night, and have some time to check out the lively Shinjuku district. This tour is particularly good during spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November).

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the fascinating cities of Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto
  • Overnight on the holy mountain of Mt. Koya
  • 3 days walking on the Kumano Kodo trails
  • Be entertained by a geisha

Suitable For

  • Walkers
  • Culture seekers
  • Return visitors

Guide Price

From £4,725 per person based on a double room for departures in February.

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