Mount Fuji, Japan.It’s easy to think of Japan in terms of serene geishas and gracious tea ceremonies. But the Land of the Rising Sun is actually a great destination too for the active traveller. Yes, it’s a country of perfectionism and organization, of technology and conformity, but it’s also great for cycling, hiking and walking holidays. And of course there is the ageless Japanese culture to be observed and enjoyed, from the legendary cherry blossoms of the spring to the delights of sushi – and yes, no trip there would be complete without experiencing a tea ceremony. Our friends at Intrepid Travel have an in depth 14 day tour called The Land of the Rising Sun, perfect for the active walker and culture buff; while World Expeditions organizes 9 day Japan Active Adventure group trips with hiking, biking, and hot-springing all included.

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Japan – Land of the Samurai

 Japan Active Adventure 

Japan & China – Ancient Empires