Active: Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak (AJHB)

Countries Visited: Japan
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
    Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Information Not Available
    Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 3 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Hike along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, cycle between islands in rural Japan, walk along the Philosophers Walk in Kyoto, explore Wakayama castle, kayak to the famous floating torii gate at Miyajima

    Description
    Get off the beaten track in Japan and experience parts of the country other big-city tours tend to skip. This tour of the Land of the Rising Sun includes something for every active passenger. Take in major cultural touchstones like Osaka, Hiroshima, and Tokyo, along with lesser known areas. Hike along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to visit spectacular temples, cycle across islands as you follow the Shimanami Kaido, and kayak around the famed floating torii gate in the Bay of Miyajima. Every view is that much sweeter when youve worked for it.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    13 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1OsakaDay 1 Osaka
    We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation in Osaka to see more of this interesting city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2ChikatsuyuDay 2 Osaka/Chikatsuyu (1B, 1D)
    Take the train from Osaka to Chikatsuyu to begin the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage hike. Included Activities: Chikatsuyu Hike Transport: Local train (1.00 hour(s), 80km)
    Day 3KatsuuraDay 3 Chikatsuyu/Katsuura (1B, 1D)
    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. Included Activities: Kumano Hongu Taisha Hike Transport: Local bus (0.25-0.50 hours) Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 4WakayamaDay 4 Katsuura/Wakayama (1B)
    Hike to Japans largest waterfall and the Kumano Nachi Taisha, an ancient site along this pilgrimage trail, before heading to Wakayama for the night. Included Activities: Kumano Nachi Taisha Hike Transport: Local train (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 5KyotoDay 5 Wakayama/Kyoto (1B)
    Visit the impressive site of Wakayama Castle before transferring by train to Kyoto. Included Activities: Wakayama Castle Visit Transport: Local train (1.50 hour(s)) Bullet train (60km)
    Day 6KyotoDay 6 Kyoto (1B)
    Stroll along the Philosophers Walk and explore the historic side of Kyoto, visiting the famous sites of the Golden and Silver pavillions. Included Activities: Philosophers Walk Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion Visit Silver Pavilion Visit
    Day 7HiroshimashiDay 7 Kyoto/Hiroshima-shi (1B)
    The large Peace Park in the centre of the city is an extremely moving place dotted with memorials of those killed by the atomic bomb and others who subsequently died. The burning flame in the park will only be extinguished when all nuclear weapons in the world have been destroyed. Take a tram ride through the city to reach Peace Park. Included Activities: Peace Park and Museum Visit Transport: Local train
    Day 8HiroshimashiDay 8 Hiroshima-shi (1B)
    Head out from Hiroshima to visit the island of Miyajima. Explore the temples and kayak out to the torii gate which floats in the bay. Included Activities: Miyajima Island Visit Sea Kayaking
    Day 9MatsuyamaDay 9 Hiroshima-shi/Matsuyama (1B)
    Transfer by ferry to Matsuyama, home to the oldest hot springs in Japan. Opt for a relaxing dip during some free time. Transport: Ferry
    Day 10Ikuchi JimaDay 10 Matsuyama/Ikuchi Jima (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy a day of cycling across bridges and between islands in the south of Honshu. Explore small villages and spend the night on Ikuchijima. Included Activities: Imabari City to Ikuchi Jima Cycle Transport: Local bus (1.25 hour(s), 40km)
    Day 11OnomichiDay 11 Ikuchi Jima/Onomichi (1B)
    Cycle along the Shimanami Kaido towards Onomichi. Spend the night in this sleepy town and enjoy the satisfaction of completing the trail. Included Activities: Ikuchi Jima Cycle
    Day 12TokyoDay 12 Onomichi/Tokyo (1B)
    Transfer to Tokyo by train. Transport: Bullet train
    Day 13TokyoDay 13 Tokyo (1B)
    Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/21/2017$4,849.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/25/2017$4,849.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/24/2018$4,649.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/21/2018$4,849.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    05/19/2018$4,849.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    06/09/2018$4,749.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    06/23/2018$4,749.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    07/07/2018$4,749.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    07/21/2018$4,749.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    08/11/2018$4,749.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    08/25/2018$4,749.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    09/22/2018$4,849.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    10/20/2018$4,849.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/24/2018$4,849.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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