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Mountain adventures, cultural journeys, small groups & customised tours

Situated on the eastern rim of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a horseshoe of volcanoes and tectonically active zones surrounding the Pacific Ocean, Japan is an archipelago of more than 6,000 islands.

Mountains cover Japan. Following in the footsteps of poets, priests, retired emperors, and lovers of the great outdoors, mountain hiking and walking are great ways to explore the country and meet people.

A society happy to welcome visitors and gracious hosts, superb food, and amazing landscapes.

Our expertly guided, small group tours, are designed to introduce you to aspects of the culture which, on your own, you may not discover or fully appreciate.

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Why Hike Japan?

Carefully crafted tour itineraries, probably the best mountain and culture guides working in Japan today, great food, and very special places to stay ~ experiences and insights which make for trips of a lifetime.

Not being overly commercial, our aim is not simply to sell more and more tours with ever larger numbers in groups. We don’t do impersonal.

Always listening and putting clients first, we want every trip we arrange not just to be good, but outstanding. We aim to give you the best experience possible at every step of the journey.

We think and act local in ways that primarily benefit smaller local communities. In Japan, for sure, small is beautiful!



The Pilgrimage Route tour was exemplary for me in many ways. I’m usually tour resistant – I dislike being told…

- Anson, USA