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AJHB - Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak

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 shrines, 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 you've worked for it.

Inclusions

Hiking 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
13
Price From
AUD $4,399
Start Location
Osaka, Japan
End Location
Tokyo, Japan
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Adventure, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
30 May 201811 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
13 Jun 201825 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
27 Jun 201809 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
18 Jul 201830 Jul 201812AUD $4,399
01 Aug 201813 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
22 Aug 201803 Sep 201815AUD $4,674
05 Sep 201817 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
19 Sep 201801 Oct 201810AUD $5,719
03 Oct 201815 Oct 201814AUD $5,719
17 Oct 201829 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
07 Nov 201819 Nov 201815AUD $5,147
21 Nov 201803 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
27 Mar 201908 Apr 201916AUD $5,719
03 Apr 201915 Apr 201916AUD $5,719
10 Apr 201922 Apr 201916AUD $5,719
17 Apr 201929 Apr 201916AUD $5,719
15 May 201927 May 201916AUD $5,719
29 May 201910 Jun 201916AUD $5,499
12 Jun 201924 Jun 201916AUD $5,499
26 Jun 201908 Jul 201916AUD $5,499
17 Jul 201929 Jul 201916AUD $5,499
21 Aug 201902 Sep 201916AUD $5,499
11 Sep 201923 Sep 201916AUD $5,719
25 Sep 201907 Oct 201916AUD $5,719
16 Oct 201928 Oct 201916AUD $5,719
20 Nov 201902 Dec 201916AUD $5,719
25 Mar 202006 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
01 Apr 202013 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
08 Apr 202020 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
15 Apr 202027 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
13 May 202025 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
27 May 202008 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
10 Jun 202022 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
24 Jun 202006 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
15 Jul 202027 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
19 Aug 202031 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
09 Sep 202021 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
23 Sep 202005 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
14 Oct 202026 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
18 Nov 202030 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,399 
Itinerary
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
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
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/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.