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Hiking studded with temples, shrines, bridges and scenic views for all seasons.

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Okunoin Cemetery Mount Koya on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail

Kumano Kodo: Kohechi Route

This demanding trek is for seasoned hikers only, but gorgeous views and the unearthly Mount Koya are sure to take anyone’s breath away.

Hashikui-iwa Rocks Kumano Kodo Ohechi Coastal Route in Wakayama Japan

Kumano Kodo: Ohechi Route

Take the road less traveled on this coastal hiking trail once sought out by poets and painters for artistic inspiration.

Hyakken-Gura lookout point Nakahechi Route Kumano Kodo JNTO

Kumano Kodo: Nakahechi Route

This stunning trek through Wakayama Prefecture was once favored by emperors and nobles.

Kumano Kodo pilgrimage Iseji Route.

Kumano Kodo: Iseji Route

Pay your respects to Ise Jingu, Japan’s most holy shrine, and hike in the footsteps of the gods in Mie Prefecture.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Channel the Amazing Race on this unique mountain route.

Nikko

Autumn has never looked this good.

kuroya onsen

Kuroyu Onsen

Ultimate peace of mind plus mixed-gender bathing in this respite of seclusion.

Mt. Yatsugatake

Yatsugatake Mountains

Hike. Onsen. Star gaze. Repeat.

Skiers on the Sora Terrace at Ryuoo Ski Park Kita Shiga Kogen

Kita Shiga Kogen

Witness the “sea of clouds” and hit the slopes in Nagano.

Yahiko

A little village with big things happening: Lantern festies and a hike the height of Tokyo SkyTree.

Mt. Fuji, Japan viewed from Chureito Pagoda in the autumn

Mount Fuji

An unforgettable experience to check off your bucket list.