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Nakasendo Trail, Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Koya & Nara

From $5,195.00
11 Days & 10 Nights
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Nakasendo Trail, Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Koya & Nara

  • Tokyo, the modern capital of Japan.
  • Following the ancient Nakasendo Trail.
  • Staying in traditional ryokan and minshuku.
  • Exploring the largest wooden building in the world, Todaiji temple in Nara which houses a 16-metre tall bronze Buddha.
  • Taking part in morning prayers at your temple lodging in Mount Koya.
  • Exploring fascinating Gion, Kyoto's geisha district
Combine four days of walking along the Nakasendo Trail with time to explore Japans' highlights; vibrant Tokyo, ancient Nara, Mount Koya & Nara. You’ll discover the highlights of Japan over 11 days, including four days hiking the Nakasendo Trail, a historic highway used since feudal times. Explore the former imperial capital of Nara with its numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, Mount Koya with its beautiful forest and wonderful location high in the mountains, and Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto with its 400 shrines and 1600 temples and famous Geisha district.


Day 1 Arrive Tokyo Day 2 Tokyo Sightseeing Day 3 Nakasendo Trail - Transfer to Magome and walk to Tsumago 5.2 miles / 8.2 km Day 4 Nakasendo Trail - Tsumago to Nojiri. Train to Kiso-Fukushima 11.4 miles / 18.2 km Day 5 Nakasendo Trail – Train to Yabuhara, walk to Kiso Hirasawa. Train to Matsumoto 5.5 miles / 9 km Day 6 Sightseeing in Matsumoto. Train to Nara 1.5 miles / 2.5 km Day 7 Free Day to explore Nara Day 8 By Train and Cable Car to Mount Koya Day 9 By Train to Kyoto Day 10 Free Day to Explore Kyoto Day 11 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 88.5 candy bars. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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