Mount Fuji and Beyond - Japan Walking Holiday
Japan, Trek & Walk, 14 days - from £2,495 (land only) - from €3,120 (land only) - from $4,145 (land only)
Summits, Walks and Culture..it's got it all!
Our holiday to Japan includes 5 nights in Kyoto embracing the culture of Japan, 3 days walking in the Japanese Alps, and the summit of Mt Fuji...all with a competitive price!
- Trekking, walking and cultural highlights holiday in Japan
- Walk to the summit of Mount Fuji for sunrise
- Afternoon tea ceremory with a Geisha in the cultural city of Kyoto
- Overnight in beautiful, traditional ryokan accommodation in Japan
- Walk in the Japanese Alps on this adventure holiday in Japan
This adventure, trekking and walking holiday in Japan takes in the land of contrasts - from the magnificent natural wonder of Mt Fuji to the dynamic modernism of Tokyo. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, it remains one of the most alluring countries in the far east. Starting out in Kyoto, our active holiday in Japan includes a visit to the World Heritage Sanjusangendo temple and an afternoon tea ceremony with a geisha at a traditional Geisha Tea house. Then, after a refreshing day of sawanobori, the Japanese version of ghyll-scrambling/canyoning, we travel by express train to Osaka where we visit the famous 8 story castle and take a beginner's lesson in the traditional non-aggressive martial art of akido. We visit Takayama with its beautifully preserved ancient buildings and stay in a traditional Ryokan. Here we also visit the Hida Folk Village, the morning market on the banks of the Miyagawa River, and the Ankokjui Temple. Transferring to the Japanese Alps, we start the section of our walking holiday here in Japan with a hike to the top of Nishihodoppyo Peak (2701m) for some spectacular mountain views. We have 3 days trekking in the Japanese Alps, before continuing our journey to the lakeside resort town of Kawaguchiko. Here we will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy views of majestic Mount Fuji (3776m) reflected in the lakes. Finally, our trek to the summit of Mt Fuji, Japan's highest peak, over 2 days is a great way to end this diverse and culturally fascinating holiday. Our last night is spend in the Japanese capital of Toyko.
Is this holiday for you?
This holiday is a mixture of culture and walking, encompassing a wide variety of experiences in Japan. There are five days of walking within the itinerary. Generally, the underfoot conditions during the walks are relatively easy, mostly following good paths throughout. The ridge walk to the summit of Nishihodaka is a little exposed in places and there are some sections of loose trail. Some rock scrambling is necessary. Our walk to Yake Dake is also exposed with some scrambling and laddered section. There are also some sections of moderately steep and loose trail during the ascent of Mount Fuji although these are short-lived and the trail is very well maintained and protected with chains. Also, during the visit to the Shiga Mountains there is the option to take part in ghyll scrambling, including jumping into deep pools. During this activity the accent is on having fun rather than technical climbing, and instruction and all safety equipment is provided. You will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the walking element of the trip and for the ascent of Mount Fuji. You should be comfortable with walking uphill for 5 or 6 hours in a day (with several rests).