Attractions and Excursions 遠足
Guide to the most beautiful walks and excursions to do in Japan
On foot, by bicycle, car, bus or train, Japanese people love beautiful getaways. During your trip to Japan, take a walk in the city and in the countryside to discover the different facets of the Archipelago.
During all seasons, whenever they can, the Japanese love to travel around the country and visit new places. In this country, far more than tourists from overseas, the first tourists are the Japanese, especially during Golden Week. Great services and transportation make traveling around Japan very easy. Where will your adventure lead you? Maybe the summit of the iconic Mount Fuji.
Walks, hikes and treks in Japan
Just a few hours from Japan's biggest cities, corners of unspoiled nature await visitors for walks, hikes and trekking. Well marked and maintained, the trails lead you to beautiful viewpoints or a remarkable place. Discover the best hikes in the Japanese Alps or take on the best viewpoints of Mount Fuji!
- Read more: Hiking in Kamakura
Japan by train
Japan has 23,670 kilometers of railways, a dream to move around the country! The vast Japanese rail network covers almost the entire territory from Hokkaido Island in the north to Kyushu Island in the south. The Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen, makes it possible to connect the various cities in Japan quickly. With your Japan Rail Pass, discover Japan by train! Hyperdia, the online timetable of Japan Railways, will be your guide during your stay. Did you know that Japan has tourist trains, for the sole purpose of traveling through exceptional landscapes?
- Read more: the Sagano Romantic Train
Japan by bike
Twenty cities offer bicycle rental services, including Tokyo, Kanazawa, Hiroshima or Toyama. Some rail companies offer bike rental upon arrival at the station, including JR East, JR Kyushu, Hankyu and Kintetsu. Do not hesitate to ask the tourist office for the rental if you are traveling. Generally, it is rather simple to rent a bicycle in Kyoto, Tokyo or Hiroshima.
Explore Japan by car
With a total of 7,000 kilometers of motorway, explore and experience the country's most magnificent landscapes by road. In Japan, renting a car is the ideal solution for those who wish to venture off the beaten track or dream of a personalized journey. The car offers greater opportunities to the regions visited, thanks to total flexibility.
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