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The blush of autumn leaves gives all its magical path of philosophy Kyoto.

The blush of autumn leaves gives all its magical path of philosophy Kyoto.

Path through the bamboo grove Arashiyama

Path through the bamboo grove Arashiyama

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Facade of the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Takao Cable Car to the summit of Mount Takao.

Takao Cable Car to the summit of Mount Takao.

Oze Park Trails

Some walkers on the park's trails.

Beaches on the Shimanami Kaido

One of the beaches you might pass on the Shimanami Kaido

The most beautiful walks and excursions in Japan

On foot, by bike, car, bus or train, discover the best walks and excursions in Japan. 

During all seasons, whenever they can, the Japanese love to travel around the country and visit new places. In this country, far more than tourists from overseas, the first tourists are the Japanese, especially during Golden Week. Great services and transportation make traveling around Japan very easy. Where will your adventure lead you? Maybe the summit of the iconic Mount Fuji.

The architecture of Kawagoe, located about thirty minutes from the capital

The architecture of Kawagoe, located about thirty minutes from the capital

Kamikochi valley

Kamikochi valley in winter

Walks, hikes and treks in Japan

Just a few hours from Japan's biggest cities, corners of unspoiled nature await visitors for walks, hikes and trekking. Well marked and maintained, the trails lead you to beautiful viewpoints or a remarkable place. Discover the best hikes in the Japanese Alps or take on the best viewpoints of Mount Fuji!

Japan by Train

Japan has 23,670 kilometers of railways, a dream to move around the country! The vast Japanese rail network covers almost the entire territory from Hokkaido Island in the north to Kyushu Island in the south. The Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen, makes it possible to connect the various cities in Japan quickly. With your Japan Rail Pass, discover Japan by train! Hyperdia, the online timetable of Japan Railways, will be your guide during your stay. Did you know that Japan has tourist trains, for the sole purpose of traveling through exceptional landscapes?

The Hakone Tozan train and Hydrangeas

The Hakone Tozan train and Hydrangeas.

Cycle tour of Kyoto with Japan Experience

Cycle tour of Kyoto with Japan Experience

Japan by bike

Twenty cities offer bicycle rental services, including Tokyo, Kanazawa, Hiroshima or Toyama. Some rail companies offer bike rental upon arrival at the station, including JR East, JR Kyushu, Hankyu and Kintetsu. Do not hesitate to ask the tourist office for the rental if you are traveling. Generally, it is rather simple to rent a bicycle in Kyoto, Tokyo or Hiroshima.

Explore Japan by road

An alternative to traveling by train, the bus is an economical way of getting around Japan. In Osaka, a water bus takes you on a tour of the city and its monuments on the Okawa River. The Niigata region has opted for the concept of a restaurant bus: halfway between a food truck and a tourist bus, so you can see and taste the region's specialties! Finally, to travel smart and cheap, opt for the night bus: for 2,000 yen, to more than 200 destinations. The Japan Bus Pass offers Passes 3 days (10,000 yen) and 5 days (15,000 yen).

Highway area filled with night buses to get to Tokyo

Highway area filled with night buses to get to Tokyo

Sunset on Chirihama Beach, Noto Peninsula

Sunset on Chirihama Beach, Noto Peninsula

Travel Japan at your our pace

With a total of 7,000 kilometers of motorway, explore and experience the country's most magnificent landscapes by road. In Japan, renting a car is the ideal solution for those who wish to venture off the beaten track or dream of a personalized journey. The car offers greater opportunities to the regions visited, thanks to total flexibility.

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