Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Information Not Available
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Hike along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, cycle between islands in rural Japan, Visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Explore Wakayama castle, Kayak to the famous floating torii gate at Miyajima
Get off the beaten track in Japan and experience parts of the country other big-city tours tend to skip. This tour of the Land of the Rising Sun includes something for every active passenger. Take in major cultural touchstones like Osaka and Hiroshima, along with lesser known areas. Hike along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to visit spectacular temples, cycle across islands as you follow the Shimanami Kaido, and kayak around the famed floating torii gate in the Bay of Miyajima. Every view is that much sweeter when youve worked for it.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 13 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Osaka||Day 1 Osaka|
We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation in Osaka to see more of this interesting city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Chikatsuyu||Day 2 Osaka/Chikatsuyu (1B, 1D)|
Take the train from Osaka to Chikatsuyu to begin the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage hike. Included Activities: Chikatsuyu Hike Transport: Local train (1.00 hour(s), 80km)
|Day 3||Katsuura||Day 3 Chikatsuyu/Katsuura (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a day hike along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, reach the Hongu Taisha Shrine with the largest torii gate in Japan. Afterwards, board a bus for coastal Katsuura. Included Activities: Kumano Hongu Taisha Hike Transport: Local bus (0.75-0.50 hours) Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Wakayama||Day 4 Katsuura/Wakayama (1B)|
Hike to Japans largest waterfall and the Kumano Nachi Taisha, an ancient site along this pilgrimage trail, before heading to Wakayama for the night. Included Activities: Kumano Nachi Taisha Hike Transport: Local train (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Kyoto||Day 5 Wakayama/Kyoto (1B)|
Visit the impressive site of Wakayama Castle before transferring by train to Kyoto. Included Activities: Wakayama Castle Visit Transport: Local train (1.50 hour(s)) Bullet train (60km)
|Day 6||Kyoto||Day 6 Kyoto (1B)|
Stroll along the Philosophers Walk and explore the historic side of Kyoto, visiting the famous sites of the Golden and Silver pavillions. Included Activities: Philosophers Walk Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion Visit Silver Pavilion Visit
|Day 7||Onomichi||Day 7 Kyoto/Onomichi (1B)|
Explore more of Kyoto with free time before taking the train to Onomichi. Transport: Local train (2.00 hour(s), 300km)
|Day 8||Ikuchi Jima||Day 8 Onomichi/Ikuchi Jima (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a day of cycling across bridges and islands to the south of Honshu, exploring small villages along the way. Spend the night in a ryokan inn on Ikuchi Jima and savour a traditional kaiseki meal. Included Activities: Shimanami Kaido Cycle: Onomichi to Ikuchi Jima
|Day 9||Matsuyama||Day 9 Ikuchi Jima/Matsuyama (1B)|
Cycle along the Shimanami Kaido towards Imabari City. Continue on to Matsuyama to rest for the night. Included Activities: Shimanami Kaido Cycle: Ikuchi Jima to Imabari City Transport: Local bus (1.25 hour(s), 40km)
|Day 10||Hiroshima||Day 10 Matsuyama/Hiroshima (1B)|
The large Peace Park in the centre of the city is an extremely moving place dotted with memorials of those killed by the atomic bomb and others who subsequently died. The burning flame in the park will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world have been destroyed. Take a tram ride through the city to reach Peace Park. Included Activities: Hiroshima Park and Peace Memorial Transport: Ferry (2.50 hour(s))
|Day 11||Hiroshima||Day 11 Hiroshima (1B)|
Travel to the island of Miyajima from Hiroshima. Hop into a kayak and paddle out to the iconic torii gate which floats in the bay. Included Activities: Miyajima Island Visit Sea Kayaking
|Day 12||Tokyo||Day 12 Hiroshima/Tokyo (1B)|
Transfer to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo by train and explore with some free time in the afternoon. Transport: Bullet train (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 13||Tokyo||Day 13 Tokyo (1B)|
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: There are no internal flights on this trip itinerary.
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