Walking in Japan in the Fall November 2017 – Confirmed Departure

Gain a unique and intimate experience of Japan and its people. The Nakasendo Way explores one of Japan’s ancient pathways. The Nakasendo is literally ‘the road through the mountains’. The tour starts in Kyoto, an ancient capital and cultural epicentre of Japan and ends in Tokyo. It follows some of the best preserved and most interesting parts of the old road deep into the mountains. In its heyday in the 17th century, the Nakasendo was crowded with travellers – now largely forgotten and quiet. After visiting Matsumoto, you will re-join the path through to Tokyo. Staying in picturesque old post towns where the charming traditional inns have survived into the modern world, you will sleep on futons and tatami mats; eat traditional Japanese food and bathe in communal thermal baths. The average daily walking is 10-17 kilometres. Transport can be arranged for those who desire a more relaxed day. This tour offers fascinating insights into Japan as it was and is now.

TOUR MANAGER: Gerald Bailey
Gerald has been a tour manager with Calder & Lawson since 2011.  His wife Jenny accompanies him and they bring extensive travelling experience and a passion for walking to the role.  Gerald and Jenny have walked some of the world’s most famous tracks including the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, the Inca Trail in Peru and the West Highland Way in Scotland.  They have done plenty of additional day hikes in the European Alps, Alaska, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, plus the St. James Pilgrimage route through Spain and France.

Friday 10 November – Sunday 26 November 2017 (16 nights)


  • Economy class airfares (airline taxes are additional)
  • The services of our New Zealand Tour Manager
  • 15 nights’ accommodation in Japan
  • Local and national guides
  • Meals included: breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • All gratuities and tips for national and local guides.

PRICE: Ex Auckland
Twin Share Per Person          NZD$13,290
Single Supplement                 NZD$  1,200

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Single accommodation is extremely limited. Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours.

GROUP SIZE:  Limited to 12.