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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Oku Japan team member explaining train tickets

Train tickets

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

How to wear a yukata

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

About Us

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

The Nakasendo Trail - an introduction

An introduction to the historical Nakasendo Trail.
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Rural Kumano region

The Kumano Kodo - an introduction

An introduction to the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.
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