Straw hats and walking sticks used by pilgrims

Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Self-Guided - An Introduction

Shikoku 88 Temple self-guided walking tour: one of the world's most iconic hiking journeys.
Man walking down hallway in yukata

Staying at a Japanese inn

Andy from Oku Japan shows what to expect when staying at a traditional Japanese Minshuku or Ryokan.
Hiking under a large torii gate

Day on the trail

Andy from Oku Japan shows what a typical day on one our self-guided walks is like.
Owner of Momofuku Minshuku explaining Japanese cuisine

Japanese food

We interview Hideaki Nakazawa from Minshuku Momofuku on the Kumano Kodo about how he prepares food for his guests.
Founder of Oku Japan explaining luggage transfer

Luggage transfer

Matt from Oku Japan explains about the two options we offer for luggage forwarding while on our self-guided tours.
Oku Japan team member explaining train tickets

Train tickets

Andy from Oku Japan explains how to use Japanese train tickets
Oku Japan shows you how to wear a yukata

How to wear a yukata

Yumiko from Oku Japan demonstrates how to wear a yukata.
About Oku Japan

About Us

Oku Japan's Matt talks about our mission as a travel company
Stone path on the Nakasendo Trail

The Nakasendo Trail - an introduction

An introduction to the historical Nakasendo Trail.
Rural Kumano region

The Kumano Kodo - an introduction

An introduction to the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.