Confirmed
Departure

Walking In Japan – The Nakasendo Way – April 2023

Confirmed Departure

16 Nights: Saturday 15 April - Monday 1 May 2023

Share twin per person (ex Auckland)NZD$14,290

The Nakasendo Way explores one of Japan’s ancient pathways and follows some of the best preserved and most interesting parts of the old road deep into the mountains.

The tour starts in Kyoto where we will have four days to explore this ancient capital and cultural epicentre of Japan. We will visit one of Japan’s most recognisable icons, the Golden Pavillion, which is considered to be the epitome of a Zen garden, and enjoy an introduction to the tea ceremony; eat vegetarian temple cuisine and visit Ryoan-ji.

We then begin walking for 8 days with a two night stay in Matsumoto where we have a day to explore this lovely town before re-joining the path through to Tokyo. We stay in charming traditional inns and eat delicious Japanese cuisine. On our last three days in Tokyo, we explore sites which have a connection to the Edo period as it was in the 17th century when the Nakasendo was crowded with travelers and we will find out why. The average daily walking is 10-17 kilometres.

Transport can be arranged if you want to walk for only part of the day. Luggage is transported for you so you only need to carry a day pack. This has been one of our most popular tours for its insights into Japan as it was and is now.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material
  • Economy class airfare ex Auckland
  • 15 nights accommodation in Japan
  • Luggage transfers between accommodation

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic flights within NZ
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Surcharge of 2.5% on credit card payments
  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel porterage

TOUR PRICE

Share twin per person (ex Auckland)NZD$14,290

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 8, maximum 13

Fitness Requirements
Moderate | 3-5 hr/day | 12-20 km/day | 300-500m ascent/descent | Walking up to 5 hours a day on sometimes undulating walking trails. Possibly some walking at moderate altitude.

PRICES FROM

$14,290NZD

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

TRAVEL DATES

Duration: 16 nights

Depart: Sat 15 Apr 2023

Return: Mon 1 May 2023

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  • Peter Gibbs

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