Adventure Travel

Tours in Japan

We specialize in active and culturally immersive small group and private tours to the other, wilder side of Japan. Leave the crowds behind and  join us for a one-of-a-kind hiking, biking, trail running, seasonal or cultural adventure in Nagano and beyond.

HIKE and BIKE JAPAN PHOTO GALLERY

Mt. Fuji at Sunrise from Mt. Tekari, Southern Alps, Nagano
The Snowcapped Hotaka Range from Mt. Yake, Northern Alps, Nagano
The Approach to Mt. Jonen, Northern Alps, Nagano
Naena Waterfall in Fall, Niigata
The Panorama Ginza Trail, Northern Alps, Nagano
The Northern Alps in November from Otari Village, Nagano
Sunrise from the Summit of Mt. Haku (Hakusan), Ishikawa
The Milky Way Over Mt. Bessan as seen from Mt. Haku (Hakusan), Ishikawa
Fall Hiking on Mt. Ryozen in the Suzuka Mountains, Shiga
Achi Handmade Fireworks Festival, Nagano
Snowshoeing in the Hakuba / Otari Area, Nagano
The Approach to Mt. Yake, Northern Alps, Nagano
Ginzan Onsen at Night, Yamagata
Sunrise from Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka
October Colors on Mt. Ontake, Gifu
Japanese Culture Tour, Kyoto
Fat Biking on the Slopes of Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort, Nagano
The Ancient Oami Fire Ceremony, Otari Village, Nagano
The Frozen Summit of Mt. Ibuki, Shiga
Rock Ptarmigan (雷鳥), Mt. Cho, Nagano
Solo Sunrise on Mt. Harinoki, Northern Alps, Nagano
Enjoying the Still Waters of Shirakoma Pond, Yatsugatake, Nagano
City Lights from Mt. Fujiwara, Mie
Mt. Fuji in June Without the Crowds, Shizuoka
Snowshoeing around Fujimidai Kogen, Gifu
Mt. Fuji Sunrise Hike, Fuji 5 Lakes Area, Yamanashi

All images © 2015-2020 Paul Deckret

HIKE and BIKE JAPAN ADVENTURES

HIKING​ TOURS

​IN JAPAN

Explore Japan's stunning mountains, crystal-clear rivers and native forests brimming with flora and fauna, on foot. 

BIKING ​TOURS

​IN JAPAN

Pedal leisurely along scenic coastline roads, past picturesque rice fields and through quiet countryside villages.

TRAIL RUNNING

TOURS​ IN JAPAN

Move quickly and nimbly along ridges & over mountain tops, relishing the outstanding beauty of Japan's wild places.

CULTURAL TOURS

​IN JAPAN

Experience uniquely Japanese areas and traditions rich in culture and full of complex and fascinating history.

SEASONAL TOURS

​IN JAPAN

Enjoy the unmatched seasonal beauty of Japan, from the iconic cherry blossoms to fiery autumn leaves, and more.

TOUR CUSTOMIZATION

Your trip is our passion.

We can work directly with you to create a truly unique tour that meets your needs and expectations. Contact us today to get started!

Maybe one of our trail run tours has gotten your attention, but you're not a runner and are instead interested in taking more time and doing a traditional hiking on the described route. Or maybe you are an accomplished trail runner who would be more into doing a leisurely four-day hike as a two-day fastpacking adventure.

Let's make it happen.

 

Perhaps you are keen on every detail of a particular tour, but are not a fan of onsen (natural hot springs) and would rather cut that from the itinerary, or replace it with something else.

No problem.

Maybe you have a certain number of days and would like to mix and match activities pulled from several of our tours, or would like to start completely from scratch and work with us to plan a fully-custom, one-of-a-kind tour.

We can do that.

​As a small company one of the best things we can offer you is ultimate flexibility. Feel free to inquire directly about modifying any of our existing tours or coming up with something new just for you, and we will get back to you promptly with an itinerary and price quote. If it is something we are not able to accommodate for whatever reason, we will of course let you know.

SPECIAL OFFERS & PROMOTIONS

2020 SPECIAL OFFER

​1 NIGHT ON (AT) THE HOUSE

To commemorate our first year in our new home and headquarters, and to deepen our connection to our customers as well as their experiences in Japan, we are offering a free night of lodging as a guest in our home, to those who book any HAKUBA / OTARI AREA tour of more than ¥7,500 during 2020. This can apply to either the evening before your tour, or the evening of the tour itself, after the tour has completed. To take advantage of this offer, simply let us know which night you would like to stay in the "Add Your Message" box when booking any eligible tour online.  

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​WHY HIKE and BIKE JAPAN?

EXPERIENCE + EXCLUSIVITY

As travelers, outdoor lovers and long-term residents of Japan, we have spent the better part of our lives exploring this beautiful country of contrasts, from city-to-city and coast-to-coast. Our countless hours of hiking and biking through Japan's stunning mountains and charming countryside have provided us with the intimate first-hand knowledge and experience necessary to lead you on one-of-a-kind original tours available nowhere else, while also ensuring your complete safety and satisfaction.

Our three-man team believes that traveling in smaller, more intimate groups is the best way to maximize each and every aspect of the guest's experience: which is why we guide with a maximum 5 to 1 guest to guide ratio. We aim to provide each of our clients with the absolute highest level of service and personal attention by offering exclusive 

INSIGHT + IMMERSION

Our complete fluency in the Japanese language gained over decades of living and working here has given us rare perspectives and insights into daily life, customs and culture. More importantly, our roots in the small rural community of Otari afford us unique opportunities to go beyond the surface. We leverage all that we have learned to plan active hiking, biking, cultural and seasonal adventure tours, in our local area  and throughout Japan, that ensure your trip is unique, personal, meaningful and unforgettable.

Our goal is  to take you to places not found in guidebooks and to those that you may never have discovered on your own, since it is those hidden destinations deep in the geographical and cultural heart of the country that will give you the maximum opportunities to engage, interact and immerse yourself into the real Japan.

HIKE and BIKE JAPAN TESTIMONIALS

"Just back from a ten day tour of Hokkaido with Justin and Paul, and what a holiday! We hiked up three amazing mountains, stayed in some varied and interesting accommodations, bathed in onsens, sampled some fantastic local cuisine in numerous restaurants and hotels, saw deer, foxes, squirrels, walked around five lakes, cruised up a mountain in a cable car, sang Queen songs at karaoke, visited a cat cafe, checked out a few beautiful waterfalls, cruised in a boat looking for wild bears, and shared a few beers and many laughs with the lads. Such a great adventure that my friend Yvonne and I were sad to leave. The lads were fantastic hosts with great local knowledge. Thanks for a memorable holiday! I would recommend the lads to anyone wanting a break from it all!"

 

—  Kerry Vickers

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The Approach to Mt. Yake, Northern Alps, Nagano

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