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AJHB - Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak

There's so much to discover in the Land of the Rising Sun. So we've taken our favourite must-see highlights and major cultural touchstones like Kyoto and Hiroshima, combined them with visits to lesser known areas, and packed everything into a 13-day itinerary. Hike along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to visit spectacular shrines, visit the impressive site of Wakayama Castle, bike the famous Shimanami Kaido route, and kayak around the famed floating torii gate in the Bay of Miyajima. With a refreshing mix of approachable activities, beautiful landscapes, and delicious eats, this tour has something for every kind of traveller.


Hike the Kumano Kodo Trail (3 days)
Wakayama Castle visit
Fushimi Inari Shrine visit
Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route (2 days)
Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit
Miyajima Island visit with sea kayaking
Traditional ryokan stay with kaiseki meal
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $4,399
Start Location
Osaka, Japan
End Location
Tokyo, Japan
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
27 Mar 201908 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
03 Apr 201915 Apr 201912AUD $4,980
10 Apr 201922 Apr 20199AUD $5,859
17 Apr 201929 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
15 May 201927 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
29 May 201910 Jun 20192AUD $4,399
12 Jun 201924 Jun 201913AUD $4,399
26 Jun 201908 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
17 Jul 201929 Jul 201914AUD $4,399
21 Aug 201902 Sep 201916AUD $5,499
11 Sep 201923 Sep 201916AUD $5,859
25 Sep 201907 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
16 Oct 201928 Oct 201915AUD $5,859
20 Nov 201902 Dec 201916AUD $5,859
25 Mar 202006 Apr 202016AUD $5,859
01 Apr 202013 Apr 202016AUD $5,859
08 Apr 202020 Apr 202016AUD $5,859
15 Apr 202027 Apr 202016AUD $5,859
13 May 202025 May 202016AUD $5,859
27 May 202008 Jun 202016AUD $5,499
10 Jun 202022 Jun 202016AUD $5,499
24 Jun 202006 Jul 202016AUD $5,499
15 Jul 202027 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
19 Aug 202031 Aug 202016AUD $5,499
09 Sep 202021 Sep 202016AUD $5,859
23 Sep 202005 Oct 202016AUD $5,859
14 Oct 202026 Oct 202016AUD $5,859
18 Nov 202030 Nov 202016AUD $5,859
Day 1 - Osaka
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Osaka/Chikatsuyu
Take the train from Osaka to Chikatsuyu to begin the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage hike.
Day 3 - Chikatsuyu/Katsuura
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.
Day 4 - Katsuura/Wakayama
Hike to one of Japan's best-known waterfalls and the Kumano Nachi Taisha, an ancient site along this pilgrimage trail, before heading to Wakayama for the night.
Day 5 - Wakayama/Kyoto
Visit the impressive site of Wakayama Castle before transferring by train to Kyoto.
Day 6 - Kyoto
Take in the vibrant colours of Fushimi Inari shrine and explore the historic side of Kyoto.
Day 7 - Kyoto/Onomichi
Explore more of Kyoto with free time before taking the train to Onomichi.
Day 8 - Onomichi/Ikuchi Jima
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.
Day 9 - Ikuchi Jima/Matsuyama
Cycle along the Shimanami Kaido towards Imabari City. Continue on to Matsuyama to rest for the night.
Day 10 - Matsuyama/Hiroshima-shi
Transfer by ferry to Hiroshima. This afternoon visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the city's tragic history.
Day 11 - Hiroshima-shi
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.
Day 12 - Hiroshima-shi/Tokyo
Transfer to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo by train and explore with some free time in the afternoon.
Day 13 - Tokyo
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.