Japan

Hiking in Japan

With thousand of years of history, a stunning mountain and coastal landscape accessed via buzzing cities such Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, and some of the most friendly, helpful and beautiful cultures in the world, Japan in a truly special hiking destination.

The Kumano Kodo Walk

One of the most inspiring and stunning Japanese hiking trails is the Kumano Kodo. Japan is the home of the Kumano Kodo, a UNESCO registered heritage route and is the sister walk of the Way of St James Camino de Santiago. The Kumano Kodo is one of the hiking worlds best kept secrets and only now being discovered by walkers and hikers.

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Popular Japanese Walks

  • Kumano Kodo – ancient pilgrimage trail across the Kii Peninsular
  • Nakasendo Trail – ancient roads between the central mountains
  • Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage – Challenging trail connecting Buddhist temples
Ⓒ Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau
Ⓒ Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau