Self-Guided Tours

This travel style is for you if …

  • You want an expertly crafted travel plan but want to move at your own pace
  • Feel overwhelmed by the amount of online information and want a trip tailored to your desires
  • Could benefit from expert logistics planning and trip organizing
  • Traveling alone or in a group
  • Looking for unique, off-the-beaten path experiences
  • Traveling for a specific purpose like wellness, adventure, or food
  • Want to experience local specialties like cherry blossoms, Japanese history, and technology

We will customize your trip to your dates and travel preferences.

What’s included?

Custom Itinerary for your journey

Phone app and full guidebook of your trip

Train and transportation for your tour


Activities and experiences

Food recommendations and bookings (upon request)

Phone support and messaging through your trip

Custom Itinerary for your journey

Self-guided Trip Ideas

Nakasendo Trail

Walking the Nakasendo trail is a walk back in time. The trail predating industrialized Japan connecting Kyoto to Tokyo.

Kumano Kodo

In the sacred heartland of Japanese Buddhism, you can take a spiritual pilgrimage through the breathtaking mountains of Wakayama and find yourself cleansed from inside and out.

Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage

Over 1,000km of walking trail connecting 88 Buddhist temples, choose your own adventure from walking 4 – 6 days of the trail staying at Shukobo temples along the way. 

We want to hear about your dream journey. What do you want to see and eat? Are you in the planning stage or nearing takeoff? We want to get to know you and design your trip together to ensure your delight in your travel story.

Start your travel story here.