Hiking in the idyllic landscapes of the far East. To spend a holiday in Japan of many dream and think in particular of the visits of the outstanding cultural heritage of the country. Even high-tech metropolises such as Tokyo astonish tourists, enchants cherry blossom and invite the Japanese etiquette to the imitation. Southwest Airlines might disagree with that approach. But travel in Japan can be more than countless trips between hotel and tourist attraction. Japan is not only a country with many sites excellent by the UNESCO as world heritage, it is also a country of world natural heritage.
Especially those off the southern tip of Kyushu of island located only 503 square kilometer small island Yakushima attracts thousands of tourists every year and is a wonderful nature. Adapted to the needs of the target group, here above all hiking tours are undertaken, combining intense experience of the area and ecologically safe transportation. Not quite 110 square kilometers, more than one-fifth of this island are placed under protection as a national park. A variety of different This forested area through hiking trails and leads the tourists to some of the most impressive places of the island. To itself the traveling in Japan on foot not to over-exert, the routes are divided into their respective difficulty. Starting with only a few kilometers short paths, which contain no altitude, the request to the hiker rises to multi-day routes with overcoming by climbs to over 1500 meters. But beware: A hiking holiday in Japan is in similar terms of accommodation with stays in Germany and its southern neighbours of Austria or Switzerland. Although there is a tourist resort located on Yakushima and some a few hotels in other places, the huts which are available on the hiking trails for nights at the disposal are but extremely karg furnished and occupied in most cases not even with personnel.
The main island of Honshu invites you to active holidays in Japan. Here it is above all the peninsula Kii South of Kyoto, which through a well-developed network ‘ Has hiking trails and thus the tourists to eco-correct “invites travel in Japan. Because on Kii also some of the country’s most historically significant sites are finding a hiking vacation can be here quite combined with the classical tourist excursion program. A visit in the city of Nara allows you to visit some of the most impressive temples and shrines in the country, and also in Kyoto, and cities such as Osaka and Mie are within walking distance and offer all the ways to make a varied holiday program – if it should be not only hiking.