Nakasendo Way Self-guided (7 days)
Our journey along the Nakasendo Way was everything we’d hoped it would be. The app, route preparation notes and the initial contact in Japan were faultless and seamless in preparing us for our adventure. We had an amazing cultural, scenic and soul-fulfilling journey, immersed daily in tradition, nature, history and mystery. Thank you so much. We will remember this experience for many years to come. Your contribution in making this memorable trip a reality is very much appreciated.” – Karen & Vivien, Buddina (QLD)



Nakasendo Way Self-guided (7 days)
Our Nakasendo Way journey was incredible. Walking beside rivers and through forests then arriving to an onsen and fabulous Japanese cuisine – heavenly. RAW Travel were incredible: great communication, excellent service and a competitive price. Could not recommend this experience enough.” – Cherie Butcher, Beaconsfield (WA)



Nakasendo Way Self-guided (7 days)
We walked the Nakasendo Way with the cherry blossom trees in full bloom. We did not plan for this extraordinary spectacle. All our interactions with the Japanese people were delightful. The ryokan in Hosokute was fantastic and the ryokan at Nakatsugawa was beyond belief. Extraordinarily beautiful.”– May Tompson, Dunbible (NSW)



Nakasendo Way Guided (8 days)
“A very enjoyable and memorable experience with the right mix of trail/walking, culture, comfort and culinary delights. Enjoyed walking through the forests and towns, along fields and roads along the old Nakasendo Way.” – Antje Howard, Oregon (USA)



Nakasendo Way Guided (8 days)
“The Nakasendo Way was an amazing opportunity to see Japan at its best in terms of history, culture and food. The scenery and natural environment were spectacular. The itinerary gave us the experiences of both traditional and modern Japan. Our stay in ryokans was fabulous as was the introduction to many new foods and customs. Another great walking experience!” – Patricia Williams, Guildford (NSW)



Nakasendo Way Guided (8 days)
“We loved the walk through small towns, forests and rural areas of Japan. The local guides were fantastic. They provided valuable insight into the culture, people and history of Japan. This added richness to the experience which we would not have gained doing a self-guided walk.” – Andrew Cupit, Chapman (ACT)



Nakasendo Way Self-guided (7 days)
“Loved the variety of ryokans, cuisine and cultural experiences, the beauty of the autumn foliage and scenery, and friendliness of the locals. Ukky, our local contact, was so helpful and responsive.  We were so grateful to Sakai in Daikokuya, Masa in Nagataki and Masabi in Tsutaya who went above and beyond to show us the best of Japanese hospitality.” – Frieda Enriquez, Sans Souci (NSW)



Nakasendo Way Guided (8 days)
“Ukky was very knowledgeable and fun. Obviously an expert guide, he knew the area so well. I really enjoyed the Japan countryside and the many waterfalls along the way. I would recommend this trip to anyone!” – Anna Lainson, Kuranda (QLD)


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