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Japan Kyoto to Tokyo Walking

Kyoto, Japan to Tokyo, Japan

Japan Kyoto to Tokyo Walking
This enchanting journey through Japan combines stunning vigorous walks with timeless tradition. Beginning in the old imperial city of Kyoto and ending in modern Tokyo, our itinerary follows the Nakasendo, a network of ancient trade routes once used to travel from Kyoto via the provincial towns of the Kiso Valley to Tokyo. By way of temples, shrines, and hamlets, you'll take in ethereal landscapes of lush gardens, misty forests and possibly the bloom of cherry blossoms. Along the way, enjoy generous Japanese hospitality in a shukubo (temple lodging) and family-run inns, and the contrasts between old and new in this magical land.
  • Explore Kyoto's ancient temples, UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji and Ryoan-ji, and the bamboo forest of Arashiyama
  • Journey to Nara's Todai-ji, scenic and sacred Mount Koya, and electric Tokyo
  • Follow shoguns' shadows along ancient trade routes through medieval towns, lush valleys, and misty forests

Minimum Age: 12
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
10 Nights Starting At
September 25, 2022 through October 05, 2022
Book by:
September 21, 2022 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 3
Travel the Scenic Nankai Railway and Follow the Pilgrim’s Trail to Mount Koya
Day 4
Ride the Train to Nara
Day 5
Explore Nara and the Kiso Valley
Day 6
Discover Magome & Hike a Forested Trail to Tsumago
Day 7
Follow the Old Nakasendo from Tsumago to Nojiri
Day 8
Climb to Torii Pass & Explore Narai-juku Village
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Dates & prices
September 21, 2022 7:00 PM
September 25, 2022
to October 05, 2022
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
October 12, 2022 7:00 PM
October 16, 2022
to October 26, 2022
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
November 02, 2022 7:00 PM
November 06, 2022
to November 16, 2022
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
March 22, 2023 7:00 PM
March 26, 2023
to April 05, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
March 29, 2023 7:00 PM
April 02, 2023
to April 12, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
April 05, 2023 7:00 PM
April 09, 2023
to April 19, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
April 14, 2023 7:00 PM
April 18, 2023
to April 28, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
May 10, 2023 7:00 PM
May 14, 2023
to May 24, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
September 20, 2023 7:00 PM
September 24, 2023
to October 04, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
September 27, 2023 7:00 PM
October 01, 2023
to October 11, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
October 11, 2023 7:00 PM
October 15, 2023
to October 25, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
October 20, 2023 7:00 PM
October 24, 2023
to November 03, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
November 01, 2023 7:00 PM
November 05, 2023
to November 15, 2023
10 Nights from $7,895.00
(USD) Per Person
MT Sobek: Japan Kyoto to Tokyo Walking

MT Sobek: Japan Kyoto to Tokyo Walking

MT Sobek: Japan Kyoto to Tokyo Walking

Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Japan Kyoto to Tokyo Walking

Reason #01

MT Sobek's immersive Walking Japan itinerary offers you the chance to explore idyllic landscapes on foot with expert local guides.

Reason #02

Our itinerary has been crafted for personal achievement, allowing you to carry nothing but a daypack as we transport your belongings to each inn.

Reason #03

Walking Japan is an MT Sobek classic that we've run for over 10 years. It is the perfect way to get to the heart of Japan.


Moderately paced hikes up to 4-9 miles a day on paved and dirt trails, plus cultural touring and scenic train rides.


Enjoy stays in traditional ryokans (inns) — many with onsen (hot springs) — and comfortable hotels with modern amenities.


Spring and fall temperatures range from 50°F to the high 70°'s F. In springtime, there is a fair chance of rain.

Who will meet me on arrival?

You will make your own way to the limousine bus desk to take a limousine bus to the hotel, where your guide will meet you in the evening for a trip briefing and dinner.

What days will I be without my luggage during this trip?

You will be without your luggage, carrying only your essentials in your daypack, on days 3, 4 and 8. Your luggage will be transported by courier to your accommodation on the following day.

Can I travel to Japan if I’m gluten-free?

Yes, you can, but please let us know as soon as possible so we can manage your request.

Can you manage food alleries like fish or shellfish?

Fish is a more challenging allergy to manage due to the ubiquitous nature of dashi (fish broth), but we can usually still manage it.

What is staying in a ryokan or minshuku like?

The ryokans vary significantly, but usually have tatami mats for flooring and futon beds that are laid out each night. Baths may be communal and divided by gender.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.