Japan Sacred Northern Lakes & Mountains Hiking

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Japan Sacred Northern Lakes & Mountains Hiking
In Japan, mountains are objects of worship where powerful spirits reside. This itinerary explores Northern Honshu's revered mountain destinations, dripping with legend and tradition, bookended with tours of modern Tokyo and historic Nikko. From Nikko National Park's UNESCO-listed temples to the volcanic Hakkoda Mountains and Dewa Sanzan — home to sacred mountains and Shugendo's holiest shrines — experience the connection with nature that infuses Japanese life and culture. Hike along sparkling lakes and mountain streams, and rejuvenate in a charming onsen. Explore northern Japan's beautiful, sacred spaces on this specially crafted MT Sobek adventure!
  • Escape to northern Japan and hike it's unspoiled lakes, high-altitude wetlands, and lush gorges
  • Discover Japan's "mountain faith" - Shugendo, with deeply rooted spiritual traditions, in sacred Dewa Sanzan
  • See Nikko's UNESCO-listed sites, unwind in natural hot springs, and overnight in traditional ryokans

Minimum Age: 13
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.
Jul 14, 2024 through
Jul 26, 2024
Jul 10, 2024 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$10,295.00 (USD)
Per Person
Sep 01, 2024 through
Sep 13, 2024
Aug 28, 2024 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$10,295.00 (USD)
Per Person
Sep 15, 2024 through
Sep 27, 2024
Sep 11, 2024 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$10,295.00 (USD)
Per Person


Day Destination
1 Arrive in Tokyo
2 Go Back in Time in Tokyo
3 Journey to Historic Nikko
4 Explore the Natural Beauty of Oku Nikko
5 See Yamadera’s Temple & the Scenic Ginzan Onsen
6 Hike from Haguro-san
7 Discover Shrine Secrets in Dewa Sanzan
8 Travel to Sukayu Onsen
9 Hike on Mount Hakkoda
10 Walk in Oirase
11 Bullet Train Back to Tokyo
12 Explore Trails in Kamakura
13 Depart from Tokyo
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.