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Japanese Alps

Japanese Alps Trips

Less well-known than their European namesake, but equally dramatic, the Japanese Alps stretch from Central Honshu to the far north of the main island, and offer world-class trekking as well as picturesque towns, temples and castles. 

High on any trekker's list should be the ascent of Mount Yarigatake, the 'Japanese Matterhorn', while those searching for a cultural experience shouldn't miss Matsumoto Castle – also known as Crow Castle, due to its black exterior – or the traditional architecture of Takayama, nestled in the foothills of some of Asia's most spectacular peaks.

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4.6 / 5 based on 87 reviews

Japanese Alps Adventure Holidays

Ancient & Modern Japan

87 reviews

Explore Zen gardens, temples and the most iconic sights of Japan

Activity level:
Ages: 16+
14 Days from $7,149 USD
Guided (Incl. Taxes)
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A superb trip, exploring a wide variety of destinations and experiences. Very stimulating....

Fiona Hodge, 2019 Ancient & Modern Japan

This trip exceeded expectations in many ways - incredibly well-organised with a good balance...

Neil & Carole Bowman-Mahoney, 2019 Ancient & Modern Japan

You really couldn’t pack any more into 2 weeks! We walked round cities (lot of walking), visited...

Liz Hartley, 2019 Ancient & Modern Japan