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Discover Japan & Hike Mt Fuji

Japan

Discover Japan & Hike Mt Fuji

Hiking·
Biking
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Start: Tokyo
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End: Tokyo

This trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore...

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LocationJapan
Duration14 days
Start / EndTokyo / Tokyo
Tour operatorG Adventures

Japan

Discover Japan & Hike Mt Fuji

Hiking·
Biking·
14 days·G Adventures
Start: Tokyo
·
End: Tokyo

Description

From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines, this trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury. The adventure culminates with a two-d...

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Itinerary

Day 1Tokyo

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation in Tokyo to take full advantage of this spectacular city.

Day 2Tokyo/Kanazawa-shi

Take a short train ride to Kanazawa. In the 17th century, this beautifully preserved castle town was Japan's wealthiest, and it became a thriving center for culture and arts.

Day 3Kanazawa-shi

After strolling through the expansive gardens of Kenrokuen, opt to stop at the massive Kanazawa castle next door. Kanazawa is also home to many interesting museums, opt to visit one or learn more about local crafts. Loving the food in the city? Take a trip to the local seafood market to see where some of the fresh, tasty ingredients come from.

Day 4Kanazawa-shi/Takayama

Arrive in Takayama in the afternoon and begin taking in the beautiful scenery of this traditional city.

Day 5Takayama

Explore the Hida No Sato traditional folk village, and walk the quaint streets of the old town – lined with sake breweries and craft shops. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the area.

Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful landscape. Discover traces of a feudal past in the thatched houses and rice fields. Opt to visit one of the markets or rent a bike and cycle out of the town centre and into the countryside.

Day 6Takayama/Hiroshima-shi

Arrive in Hiroshima and visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city.

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.

Day 7Hiroshima-shi

Take a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island, not far from the coast. Here, view one of the most photographed sights in Japan— the floating Torii Gate. The shrine itself dates back to the 6th century and is designed in a pier-like structure. Enjoy time to explore the island and its many shrines and temples. Sample local treats like maple leaf shaped cakes, and opt to hike up to the peak of the island, Mt Misen, to see spectacular views of the surrounding islands.

Day 8Hiroshima-shi/Kyoto

Continue on to Kyoto, the former imperial capital and home of the country's most treasured remnants of Japanese imperial life. Walk around Gion and perhaps catch a glimpse of a geisha going from teahouse to teahouse.

Day 9Kyoto

Wander the impressive Nijo Castle and gardens before visiting Kyoto's iconic Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion.

Day 10Kyoto

Spend a full day discovering the Zen gardens, huge wooden temples, pagodas and shrines of Kyoto. Opt to enjoy the Zen gardens of Ryoan-ji and the Silver Pavilion, and take a leisurely stroll down the lovely Philosopher’s path to Nanzen-ji.

Day 11Kyoto/Fujikawaguchiko

Visit Lake Kawaguchi and go for some optional walks. Enjoy an amazing multi-course Japanese kaiseki dinner and prepare for the next day's hike.

Day 12Fujikawaguchiko/Mount Fuji

Arrive at Station 5 and begin your ascent of this sacred mountain. To slow the pace and help with acclimatization, overnight at Station 8 and rest up before the final push to the summit in the morning.

Accommodation on the mountain is a basic dormitory-style hut with few facilities.

Day 13Mount Fuji/Tokyo

Wake up early for the final stretch of the hike and reach Japan's tallest peak – 3,776m (12,388 ft) – in time for sunrise. Take in the views from the summit before hiking down.


Enjoy sunrise before hiking back down. Pick up your bags and travel by van to Kawaguchiko before a train to Tokyo. Today you can take in some more sights, visit the museums and gardens or do some shopping. Meet with the group later tonight for our last dinner together.

Day 14Tokyo

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

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Accommodation

Hotels (9 nts), traditional inn (1 nt), traditional inns (2 nts, shared facilities), mountain hut (1 nt, multi-share).

What's Included

Your Discover Moment: Kyoto Your Wellness Moment: Onsen Spa Visit, Kawaguchiko. Higashi Geisha District visit (Kanazawa). Kenroku-en garden visit. Nagamachi Samurai District walk (Kanazawa). Hida No Sato folk village visit (Takayama). Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit. Miyajima excursion with floating torii gate visit. Nijo Castle and gardens visit (Kyoto). Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion visit. Fu... Read more

Meals Included

5 breakfasts, 2 dinners

What to Take

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. Our trips in Japan use public transport and and most transport has limited luggage storage space. You will also be walking with your luggage in busy public train stations to catch connecting trains, so it is highly recommended that you travel light and have easy to handle luggage and capable of walkin... Read more
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