Self Guided Adventure


Nakasendo Way (Group Tour Add-On)

4 Nights: from US$988 per person (twin share) Trip Code: AONWC

Extend your Japan adventure with a scenic hike along the route between the old postal towns of Magome and Tsumago, followed by a stay in Japan's exciting capital city. Read more >

During your Kyushu Elements Small Group Tour you've explored Japan's southern island and you've seen the sights in Kyoto, so why not extend your trip with a Self-Guided trip along the historic Nakasendo Way and onwards to the dazzling capital, Tokyo?

This extension will allow you to travel independently from Kyoto to the historical postal towns of Tsumago and Magome for a one night stay in a traditional minshuku inn, then onwards east to Tokyo for three nights. The contrast between your tranquil walk along the Nakasendo Way in the Kiso Valley past rice fields and charming wooden villages, and the shining lights and bustling streets of Tokyo is captivating. 

After spending a night in Tsumago in a lovely family-run traditional minshuku inn, you will journey east to Tokyo on the bullet train via Nagoya. Tokyo is the direct opposite of rural life in the Kiso Valley - it's bold, exciting, and brimming with energy, and makes for a fantastic end to your holiday in Japan. Tokyo can seem quite daunting when you first arrive, so we've arranged for you to have a private tour of the city with a local professional guide who will lead you beyond the crowds to the best places and secret spots.

Due to the sheer size of the city it's impossible to see absolutely everything in a few days, but if you want some recommendations for must-see places and activities, have a look in your personalised Info-Pack. It's chock full of all of our favourite places for shopping, eating, and sightseeing. If you want to add on any other experiences or cultural activities, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

On your final morning, we'll arrange a shared shuttle bus to take you to Narita Airport. If you'd prefer to fly from Haneda Airport, do let us know and we can arrange a different transfer.

This extension package is designed to be bolted on to one of our Small Group Tours. It works best when combined with Kyushu Elements. Please note that the extension is Self-Guided. This means you will not be travelling in a group or with a tour leader, but full instructions including details of your journeys and directions to your accommodation will be included in your complimentary InsideJapan Tours' Info-Pack.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Four nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day and one evening meal
  • All transport between destinations
  • 8 hours private guide in Tokyo
  • Airport transfer to Narita Airport at the end of your trip
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destinations
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling - you will be expected to carry your own bags for the duration of the trip

Trip Highlights

  • Head east into the hills for a hike along the historic Nakasendo Way
  • Stay in a traditional family-run inn
  • Shop for crafts, textiles and souvenirs in the quaint Yanaka shopping district
  • Spend a day with a local professional guide to see the sites of Tokyo
  • Rub elbows with the locals in the Golden Gai bar district
  • Visit beautiful gardens tucked in between modern skyscrapers

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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