Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Macs Adventure

Adventure of the Week: Cycling Japan – Kyoto to the Coast

15 Aug , 2018  

Most people visiting Japan will focus on the cities and for good reason.  The contrast between the traditional and the ultra-modern is more prevalent here than in any other country. However, the cities only show one side to this remarkable culture and to truly explore Japan; you need to get out into the more rural […]

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Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walking

Why Shikoku Island Was My Ultimate Japanese Highlight

12 Oct , 2017  

Nicola on the Shikoku Trail

At Macs Adventure, our walking itineraries in Japan are based around some of the country’s ancient pilgrimage trails. One such trail is the 88 Temples Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island. The island is one of the most unspoiled areas of Japan, and I was lucky enough to spend 3 days walking there during my trip in […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure

Adventure of the Week: Shikoku, Kyoto, and Osaka

11 Oct , 2017  

Walking on Shikoku Island, Gokurakuji temple

Travel should offer new experiences, a tangible taste of a different culture, and a chance to realign your understanding of the world around you. This walking trip does all of this and more in one truly unforgettable week. In a nutshell Walk the highlights of the Shikoku pilgrimage trail, with time to explore Kyoto, a […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

5 Things I loved about Japan (and 5 foods I won’t forget!)

11 Oct , 2017  

Tsumago

In June, I took a trip with my partner, Scott, to Japan. We walked sections of the Nakasendo Trail, the Kumano Kodo, and the Shikoku Pilgrim’s trail, in addition to visiting Kyoto and Osaka. In a word, it was amazing. I’ve recently been reflecting on some of the things I loved about the country. I’m […]

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Accommodation, Discovery, Walking

Walking to Japan’s Unique Accommodation

30 Jun , 2017  

Walking in Japan - A typical room in a Japanese Ryokan Accommodation

There are a multitude of reasons to take a walking trip in Japan. The scenery, the people and the food are all exceptional, however, the most unexpected joy for us was discovering the unique and comfortable accommodation along the trails. I’m Nicola, Destination Specialist for Japan here at Macs Adventure and I’ve just returned from […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Trips to Look Out for in 2017

26 Dec , 2016  

We hope you had a relaxing Christmas day and are now looking forward to the next celebration. Here at Macs Adventure HQ we are filled with anticipation for the year ahead, looking forward to another year of adventures and the chance to try out our brand new gear on the trail! Keep an eye on […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Where to walk in…October

11 Aug , 2015  

October: the month of Halloween and colourful leaves. Here at Macs, we love October adventure holidays. In sunnier climes, they offer a great opportunity to top up on vitamin D before the nights draw in. Even walks in colder places such as the UK can offer a great chance to blow the cobwebs away. 1. […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Minshuku and Ryokan – Traditional Japanese accommodations

7 Aug , 2014  

During a walk on the Nakasendo Trail, Kumano Kodo Trail or some other Japanese rural pilgrimage trails you will stay overnight in either Minshuku or Ryokan. Both types of accommodation are similar in that the emphasis is on a very personalised service and delicious food. The rooms will be simply furnished with Tatami (straw mat) floors and […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Walking in Japan – the Nakasendo or the Kumano Kodo Trail?

7 Aug , 2014  

Outside a minshuku

Here at Macs Adventure we offer two fantastic walking holidays in Japan – the Nakasendo Trail and the Kumano Kodo Trail. The Nakasendo Trail goes through rural Japan and the central mountains on a route used since feudal times which linked Kyoto and Tokyo. The Kumano Kodo Trail is one of a series of pilgrim’s […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Experiencing Japan for the First Time

6 Aug , 2014  

When our Chief Adventure Officer Neil asked me to book up a walking trip to Japan recently I think my eyes just about popped out of my head! Here at Macs Adventure we are extremely lucky to get to travel to our wonderful walking destinations to try them out and make sure everything is perfect […]

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