Nakasendo and Kamikochi walking 10 days

A perfect tour for the walking enthusiast. Enjoy 9 hikes over 10 days by complementing our Nakasendō and Kamikōchi tour with hiking in the Karuizawa and Nikkō areas.

Nakasendo and Kamikochi walking 10 days

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July 2024
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Tour details

Nakasendo and Kamikochi walking 10 days
x2 travellers
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Single room additional charge
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Due to accommodation restrictions on this tour, we require guests to travel in groups of at least 2. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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  • Duration: 10 days
  • Trip level:
    Active
    Level
  • Availability: Recommended from May to October
  • Type:Self-guided
    Level
  • Price: USD 4,010(Price per person, based on 2 travellers sharing a room)
Highlights

 

  • Bathe in thermal hot spring waters every evening
  • Walk village to village on the loveliest parts of the old Nakasendō Trail
  • Visit the exquisitely preserved villages of Magome, Tsumago and Narai
  • Explore the biodiverse Kamikōchi
  • Visit the engaging castle towns of Matsumoto and Takayama
  • Hike in the mountains of Oku-Nikkō

Our Nakasendō and Kamikochi 10-day self-guided hiking tour is perfect for the hiking and walking enthusiast. Your tour begins with hiking along the full 5-day classic Nakasendō Trail itinerary, including hiking between the best-preserved post towns of the Kiso Valley, with an opportunity to overnight in the Matsumoto area which includes time to visit the magnificent Matsumoto Castle. Stay in a tranquil hot spring area just outside the city.

Then, you travel along to Kamikōchi and enjoy hiking in the Kamikōchi district, a highland valley in the Chūbu-Sangaku National Park. The natural beauty of the area is breathtaking as you walk below the valley floor below the high peaks around you. In the spring and summer, enjoy alpine flowers, and marvel at the foliage that unveils itself in autumn.

Then, continue to Komoro or Karuizawa, mountain resort towns that offer great hiking. Enjoy a comfortable night in an onsen ryokan, a traditional hot spring inn. A fine breakfast and a lovely remote hike await you before you continue your travels onward to the Nikkō area. Hike both the Nikkō-Yumoto area and the Oku-Nikkō plains before travelling onward to Tōkyō where your tour finishes. 

You’re supported by our team in Kyōto, our local Tsumago office, and guided by our bespoke turn-by-turn walking instructions and detailed maps, created by our team of hikers for you.

Please see here for luggage options.

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What is included
9 nights at Japanese hot spring inns
9 breakfasts and 9 dinners
Train tickets from Kyōto or Tōkyō to the trail and ending in Tōkyō
Train tickets for intermediate journeys on the Nakasendō Trail and on to Nikkō which can be pre-booked in advance
Detailed day-by-day itinerary and walking directions
Topographical maps
Local support by telephone
Our Preparing for your trip and Travelling in Japan guidebooks
What is not included
Flights
Airport transfers
Drinks and meals not included in itinerary
Local bus journeys which must be paid directly to the bus driver
Single room supplement(s) for solo occupancy
Daily luggage transfer
Itinerary

Tour itineraries are subject to change. We will inform you of any amendments as soon as we become aware of them.