Mt. Fuji and the Japanese Alps


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Trip Code: TOP
Region: Asia
Countries visited: Japan
Activities: History, Volcanoes, Peak Bagging, Food Of The World, Mountains, People & Religion
Duration: 14 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: 4 day and 2 half day walks. Altitude maximum 3776m, average 1000m.
Meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners included.
Accomodation: 8 nights comfortable hotel with en suite rooms, 3 nights mountain hut, 1 night Ryokan (traditional local guesthouse) with shared facilities.
Group: Normally 6 to 16, plus leader.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

The Japanese Matterhorn and Mt Fuji, plus magnificent Kyoto and Tokyo

Trekking through Magome Post Town on the Nakasendo Highway

Japan's blend of old and new is given a unique twist by this superb trekking itinerary. We incorporate a day in Kyoto, one of Japan's ancient capitals with its peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto temples, a day in ultra modern Tokyo, and a short walk on the Nakasendo Way - an ancient trading route. The trip concentrates on two of Japan's most famous peaks; Mt Yarigatake and Mt Fuji. Yarigatake is locally known as the Japanese Matterhorn, rising 3180m out of the Kita Alps in central Honshu, while Fuji, Japan's highest mountain at 3776m, is one of the most photographed peaks in the world.

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London.Show detailed information

Day 2: Arrive Kyoto.Show detailed information

Day 3: Free day to explore the delights of Kyoto, one of Japan's ancient capitals.Show detailed information

Day 4: Transfer by train to Nakasendo; walk a section of the ancient Nakasendo Way.Show detailed information

Day 5: Transfer to Kamikochi via Matsumoto. Afternoon walk to Yarigasawa.Show detailed information

Day 6: Climb Mt Yari (3180m) and descend to Yarigatake Mountain Hut.Show detailed information

Day 7: Descend to Kamikochi, and transfer to Matsumoto.Show detailed information

Day 8: Morning sightseeing in a town noted for its 15th century Black Castle; transfer to Fujiyoshida situated near Lake Kawaguchi at the base of Mt Fuji.Show detailed information

Day 9: Transfer to Station Five on Mt Fuji; climb slowly to Honhachigome - close to the summit of Mt Fuji.Show detailed information

Day 10: An early start for sunrise at Japan's highest point (3776m); descend and transfer to the nearby Lake Kawaguchi.Show detailed information

Day 11: Free day to relax and explore.Show detailed information

Day 12: Morning transfer to Tokyo; free afternoon.Show detailed information

Day 13: Time to explore Tokyo, one of the world's most spectacular capital cities.Show detailed information

Day 14: Depart.Show detailed information

Day 15: Arrive London.

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