Below are a sample of our unique experiences. We offer a holistic approach in planning and developing your itinerary from start to finish, as well as custom tours to add to your overall Japan travel plans. From full multi-day expeditions to introductory level adventures, we can connect you to the best guides and specialists throughout Japan.
Awaken your Yamabushi spirit
The Yamabushi are the mountain priests of Japan. Their traditional role was to help guide people to their true nature, and to teach discipline and warrior ways. Today, their numbers are few however the work they do has not changed. The Yamabushi offer what is perhaps more relevant in today’s society than ever before.
Guided with an English speaking Yamabushi, this ancient practice is open to anyone, religious or non-religious, male or female, looking to rediscover the intrinsic connection we have with the natural world. From rigorous and fully immersive 4-day training programs, to a highlights and insider look into the Yamabushi practice, we can curate an optimal experience.
Take an unforgettable journey of self-development and rediscover the spirit of Nature.
Japan is well-known for it’s incredible powder snow. Niseko in Hokkaido is by far the most famous ‘Japow’ location, but travel further into Hokkaido or the Tohoku region and there are undiscovered and untracked powder bowls galore.
Even a short ride from Tokyo on the bullet train to Niigata, Nagano and Gunma prefectures gives you access to big mountains and deep snow. As keen skiers ourselves, we can build a custom winter expedition with talented and accredited guides to cover resort skiing, backcountry touring, snowmobile and cat accessed ski terrain.
An Expedition in the Kiso Valley
The Kiso Valley offers a beautifully preserved section of the Nakasendo, the path that linked Kyoto and Tokyo during Japan’s feudal period. It was the ‘road through the mountains’ traveled by feudal lords, samurai, merchants, and travellers. Along the route were ‘post towns’, where weary travellers could rest before continuing on the next leg. It feels like a time slip walking along those very same ancient paths and though it is becoming increasingly popular, with our expert guides we offer exclusive multi-day experiences beyond the mainstream to take you deeper into the mountains where sacred giant trees grow and waterfalls flow.
Here we have access to one of Japan’s best hidden boutique lodges, a gorgeous farmhouse that has been restored to a level of luxury not seen elsewhere in the region. The calming Zen atmosphere of this sanctuary offers a quiet respite on today’s modern journey between Tokyo and Kyoto. An array of activities such as paragliding, canyoning, e-biking are on offer to guests and the locally sourced and seasonal menu, is reason alone to visit.
Not only can we curate a privately guided tour just for you and your family or friends, if you are planning to come to Japan specifically for a cycling adventure, then we have a calendar of tours with set departure dates so that you get to ride with other like-minded souls and abilities.
Our guides love to share their favourite places with you via two wheels. Even if you are not a hard-core cyclist, combining cycling into your itinerary is a great way to learn about the quiet backstreets, beautiful parks and local culture of the cities and towns. Riding the Shimamani Kaido, widely considered one of the best cycling routes in the world, offers stunning natural views as you island-hop bridge to bridge across the Seto Inland Sea. Also try ‘fat bike’ riding in the snow and mountain biking well cut single track and flowing bike parks.