Re-energize in Japan’s countryside with Oku Japan

May 27, 2020

Re-energize in Japan’s countryside with Oku Japan

As the weather warms up and travel restrictions ease, people around the country are itching to travel again. However, many of us will want to avoid overcrowded areas and many of the most accessible and popular destinations in Japan usually experience a high volume of visitors.

To get away from the crowds, why not head out into nature? Japan has an abundance of lush forests, sparkling rivers, and rugged mountains that offer endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Reinvigorate your mind and body on an off the beaten path journey in one of Japan’s exotic locations.

H&R Group has teamed up with Oku Japan to provide you with not only interesting and exotic tours in places you never knew existed, but will also endeavor to provide you with valuable travel tips and information over the coming months.  Oku Japan has over 14 years of experience providing tours that are off the beaten track and that provide you with a rich and deeper Japan experience.  And they will support you from start to finish.

In Western Japan, follow the footsteps of ancient emperors on a historical pilgrimage. Enveloped by towering cedar trees, the forest creates a blanket of peace allowing only the soft sounds of trickling streams and chirping birds.

Cycle along the dramatic coastline of Central Japan north of Kanazawa, visiting temples along the way, the sea breeze gently blowing on your skin. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a traditional dance performance and discover the region’s rich and unique lacquerware culture, kept alive by the locals for generations.

Take in the magnificent sights of northern Japan as you breathe fresh air on a mountaintop surrounded by untouched nature as far as the eye can see. Discover Hokkaido’s unique natural landscape and culture that cannot be found anywhere else.

Traveling with Oku Japan means that at the end of every day you will be greeted with a smile by locals eager to meet you, providing you with an incredible home-cooked meal, and share stories about their culture. Whether you are looking to stroll through Edo period post-towns, challenge yourself with a more formidable hike, cycle between castle towns, or enjoy a combination of activities curated to your interests, we will craft a local adventure providing lifelong memories.

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