Japan Walking Tours

Set off on your own two feet to explore Japan's spirituality, culture, history and stunning natural scenery.

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Our Japan walking tours reveal the people, culture and beauty of the Land of the Rising Sun from a more intimate perspective. Suitable for expert and novice walkers alike, you set your own pace in stunning locations. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you watch the sunrise over Mount Fuji, or trace the steps of Japan’s imperial ancestors as you trek the ancient pilgrimage route of Kumano Kodo. Find serenity at Nachi Waterfalls, the highest falls in Japan, or take a well-deserved dip in a natural hot spring at Yunomine Onsen, one of the oldest springs in the country. You’ll be sure to take home beautiful memories from your tailored Japan walking tour.


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Genuine Reviews of Our Japan Walking Tours

4.8 rating
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 137 reviews)
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Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
July 28, 2019

Highly recommended! No worries. Excellent organization

Kristel S

Holiday in Japan

4.0 rating
June 1, 2019

Fabrice Barbin was excellent on communication and responsiveness. The guides were excellent and all the hosts who met us were there as planned…no hic-ups. Thank you. The only concern, were we felt the itinerary was not unique and something we couldn’t have done ourselves or with another agency. We organized the Mario cars, a food tour on our own. We also learned our first day the boat ride on the itinerary wasn’t operating, so we had to re-arrange, which the guide paid for.

Donald L

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
May 28, 2019

Communicated clearly and helpfully over an extended period several months before our trip to suggest, advise and recommend places to see and how to go about it. They engaged professional local guides for one full day private tour in each major city and provided good information for how we could get about on our own the other days. They booked the hotels and provided flexible train tickets so that we could make changes if and when we desired.

Mark N

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
March 30, 2019

Backyard Travel’s customer service is excellent, we changed our itinerary a few times and this was accommodated without question and expediently. The self guide app includes the complete itinery along with recommended places to eat and attractions nearby we found really helpful. The local guides were informative and helpful too guiding it’s around the underground and taxis until we felt like locals.
I am hoping to book another experience with them soon.

Rana K

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
March 18, 2019

Excellent, thorough, with follow-up and every detail taken care of, as arranged

Maureen B

Holiday in Japan

3.0 rating
December 4, 2018

Generally things went well. We were told our documents would be waiting for us at our hotel. Someone forgot to send them, so we had to chase them. Overall though very pleased

David W

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NY Times - Japan - Nozawa

Jan ’14 “The Asian operator Backyard Travel offers 10-day itineraries to explore Nozawa and nearby sights like a seventh-century temple and a refuge for the area’s famed snow monkeys.”

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What to Expect from a Japan Walking Tour?

Our bespoke walking tours of Japan perfectly mix slow-paced travel with immersive cultural experiences. Stay in a traditional ryokan or chat with locals in a tea house. Climb Mount Fuji or relax in a moonlit hot spring. You’ll visit sacred spiritual sites and take in breathtakingly gorgeous natural landscapes as you go.


Time is on your side. Walk as fast or as slow as you want and make the most of your bespoke walking holiday through Japan.


On a custom Japan walking tour you’re sure to have numerous local encounters. Stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan or relax like a local in one of many hot springs to soothe your tired legs.


Our walking tours of Japan invite you to engage with the world around you. Live in the moment and immerse yourself in local culture.


Allow yourself the freedom to take whatever path comes your way. Choose to explore volcanic mountains, forested valleys or traditional villages.


Walk through beautiful forested mountain passes, chitchat to locals in ancient teahouses, and stop along the way to experience traditional village life. Our tailored Japan walking tours give you a genuine taste of rural life.


Our specialist local guides will make sure your tailored Japan walking tour is hassle free. They will provide helpful insider information and ensure you’re safe and having fun.

Contact Our Japan Walking Tour Specialists

Our Japan team is ready to help you plan your tailor-made Japan walking tour. We’re not your average Japan travel agency. We’re people who live and love Japan and can’t wait for the next opportunity to share this extraordinary country’s insider spots with new visitors.


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