Japan Cityscapes & Sacred Trails

Discover the many facets of Tokyo from the frenetic modern shopping neighborhoods, to serene bonsai gardens, to the Buddhist temple Sensoji, and the fashion Mecca of Harajuku, Follow in the footsteps of travelers who traveled the along the 500-km-long Nakasendo, “path through mountains“, used for centuries from Edo to Kyoto.  Explore Kyoto with some 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, as well as palaces, gardens and 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hike the historic Kumano Kodo, a UNESCO World Heritage sacred route that runs from mountains through dense forests to rivers and waterfall. Ride the famous bullet train to Osaka for a final evening in the food capital of Japan and one of its most vibrant cities.

While the world has been changing, we have been exploring.