Active holidays in Japan

Wander the ancient pilgrimage routes of the Kumano Kodo, scramble up the rocky scree to the top of Mount Fuji, walk in the footsteps of samurai as you trace your way along the Nakasendo Highway or trek through mangroves on jungle-clad Iriomote - we can arrange short day walks or multi-day hiking itineraries of all lengths and difficulties.

If cycling is your game, challenging routes through mountainous rural regions offer 1,000-metre climbs, long sweeping descents and spectacular scenery to satisfy even the most indomitable cyclist.

The vast majority of Japan's population is squeezed into towns and cities that occupy less than 30% of the country's total area, leaving huge swathes of mountainous and undeveloped terrain ripe for exploration. With steaming volcanoes, vast forests and abundant nature occupying the length and breadth of the country, it couldn't be easier to incorporate a bit of the great outdoors into your itinerary. 

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Active destinations across Japan

    • Kamikochi

      Kamikochi

      Soaring mountains, crystal clear streams, monkeys, rare plants, gentle strolls, challenging climbs

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    • Onomichi

      Onomichi

      A medium-sized town located on the southern coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, 80km west of Hiroshima.

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    • Yakushima

      Yakushima

      The island of Yakushima is one of those magical places that those who visit will never forget.

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    • Iya Valley

      Iya Valley

      Deep valleys, untamed rivers, soaring mountains; Iya Valley is Japan's last true hidden frontier.

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    • Japan Alps

      Japan Alps

      Spectacular mountain range of dramatic peaks many over 3000 metres high.

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    • Minakami

      Minakami

      Japan's premier adventure destination for rafting, canyoning and bungee jumping.

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