Japan's Spiritual Heartland (15 days)

This 2 week tour takes you on a walk through Japan's spiritual heartland, including 3 days walking on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails and a night on the revered Mt Koya. The tour starts with 3 nights staying in the heart of the Asakausa district in Tokyo, the old downtown area and home to the famous Senso-ji Temple. After time exploring one of the world's great cities with a private guide, take the famous bullet train down to Osaka with its vibrant food scene and then on to stay in a monastery guesthouse on Mt Koya, one of the most spiritual destinations in Japan. From here, head deep into the Wakayama Prefecture for 3 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. Continue to Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto where you will be joined by a private guide for a day sightseeing before spending the final night back in Tokyo, in 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 £4,095 per person based on a double room for departures in February.

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