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Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak

13 days, Osaka to Tokyo

The famous floating Torii gate in Miyajima, Japan
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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.

13 days

Osaka to Tokyo

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Trip Code: AJHB

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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.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

13 days

Osaka to Tokyo

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: AJHB

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

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Ripple Score

100

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Itinerary Notes

Luggage size restriction – Effective from May 2020 onwards
All G Adventures tours in Japan use the world-famous Shinkansen bullet trains, which have a restriction on maximum luggage size. Your luggage must be less than 160cm in total. This is roughly the size that most airline companies consider as "carry-on baggage" and allow in overhead storage compartments.

We strongly recommend bringing a day pack or backpack to use during the day, in addition to your carry-on sized luggage. Please see “What to take” under Tour details for more information.

Itinerary

Day 1Osaka

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Osaka/Chikatsuyu

Take the train from Osaka to Chikatsuyu to begin the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage hike.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3Chikatsuyu/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4Katsuura/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 5Wakayama/Kyoto

Visit the impressive site of Wakayama Castle before transferring by train to Kyoto.

Day 6Kyoto

Take in the vibrant colours of Fushimi Inari shrine and explore the historic side of Kyoto.

Day 7Kyoto/Onomichi

Explore more of Kyoto with free time before taking the train to Onomichi.

Day 8Onomichi/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.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 9Ikuchi Jima/Matsuyama

Cycle along the Shimanami Kaido towards Imabari City. Continue on to Matsuyama to rest for the night.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Matsuyama/Hiroshima

Transfer by ferry to Hiroshima. This afternoon visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the city's tragic history.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Hiroshima

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 12Hiroshima/Tokyo

Transfer to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo by train and explore with some free time in the afternoon.

Day 13Tokyo

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • 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

Accommodations

Hotel (9 nts), traditional inn (3 nts).

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Allow USD570-745 for meals not included.

Transportation

Local train, local bus, bicycle, kayak, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak

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