11 July 2017

Walk Japan offers unique perspectives of Japan

Source: Walk Japan. Viewing Mount Fuji on the Izu Geo Trail.
Source: Walk Japan. Viewing Mount Fuji on the Izu Geo Trail.

Walk Japan tours offer travellers the opportunity to experience the varied terrain in Japan across the seasons on a more personal level. Walk Japan is an independent organisation offering a different vision of how to create and manage tours in Japan. The company’s expertise and personal connections with the locals built up over the years ensure that guests enjoy authentic experiences wherever they go.

Japan offers plenty of seasonal views, from treks across Hokkaido’s snowscapes with the Hokkaido Snow Tour, to the summer Hokkaido Hike journey from Lake Akan through central Hokkaido to the Daisetsuzan National Park and on to Lake Shikotsu-ko.

The Kunisaki & Yufuin Walk offers guided walks through atmospheric, rural scenery, local inns, farmhouse cuisine, and onsen (hot spring) baths.

The Oita Hot Spring Trail is a guided, gentle walking and cycling tour that takes guests from hot spring to hot spring in rural Oita prefecture on Kyushu Island, including the famous Beppu.

Source: Walk Japan. Steam cooking at Beppu.
Source: Walk Japan. Steam cooking at Beppu.
Unique oceanside experiences from Walk Japan include the Yaeyama: Okinawa Voyage tour, with ample opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. The freshest seafood is available in Japan’s coastal city of Izu. The Izu Geo Trail the scenic Izu Peninsula, geological formations, beaches, and waterfalls, and views of the iconic Mount Fuji, as well as local fishermen’s daily catches.

For the adventurous the Hokkaido Hike involves an ascent of two active volcanoes, Mount Asahidake (2,291m) and Mount Tokachidake (2,077m), while the East Hokkaido Walk takes guests the Mashu-ko crater lake and offers opportunities to spot deer, foxes, seals, dolphins, and sea eagles.

Wildlife lovers can experience the forests and mangroves that cover 90% of Iriomote in the Yaeyama: Okinawa Voyage tour. Iriomote is home to the Iriomote-yamaneko, one of the rarest wild cats alive today. Ishigaki, Iriomote’s neighbouring island, is surrounded by subtropical waters inhabited by more than 120 types of coral and over 300 species of tropical fish.


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