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Oku Japan and its branches
Oku Japan operates guided, self-guided and custom tours around Japan. Our main office is in Kyoto, and some of our sales staff are based in the UK. In spring 2015, Oku Japan opened a branch office in the village of Chikatsuyu, where we are proud to be part of the local community. In 2019, we also opened our Nakasendo Branch in the famed Juku town of Tsumago along the Nakasendo trail.
Our top priority is you. We want you to have the best experience possible in Japan, and your health, safety, and wellbeing are paramount. We also work to ensure the safety and well being of the accommodations we work with, the communities where we travel, and our team.
A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan. Our destinations are carefully selected and the itineraries handcrafted by those with a passion for Japan.
The island of Hokkaido, formerly known as Ezo, is not only Japan's second largest and most northern prefecture, but also its largest wild frontier.
Northern Japan, collectively known as the Tohoku region, connects Tokyo in the south-east with the island of Hokkaido in the north. The area itself is coated in forest and mountain with most of the population concentrated within the lowlands.
Both the historical center of feudal power and later the birthplace of modern Japan, the Kanto region has adapted to Japan’s wider development in the same way the waves have shaped Tokyo Bay. This eastern area of Japan’s main island, Honshu, is home to the most extensive lowland in all of Japan, making it the most populated and productive region of the country.
Weaving through the mountains of central Japan, the historic Nakasendo Trail connected Kyoto and Edo-period Tokyo. This trail stretches 534 km and the Juku villages along the way provided accommodation for weary travellers walking along this route dating back to the seventh century.
Central Japan is the widest part of ‘Honshu’, the main Island of Japan. The area features the vast Japanese Alps, which contain some of the highest mountains in all of Japan and separates the region into a North and South side with different climates.
Nestled between the Central and Western regions of Japan, Kansai serves as the ideal hub location from which to explore much of the country.
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