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Run Japan: Ancient Trails of The Nakasendo

Run 80km
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Over 12 days this challenging tour of Japan's cities, country, and mountains will have participants immersed in culture. Travelling 15-20km a day, this is not for the faint-hearted. Come for the trails through traditional wonders, and a once in a lifetime experience.
C-19 Plan
Pure Trails Adventure has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 9th Jul 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

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Run Japan: Ancient Trails of The Nakasendo route

Over 12 days of running, participants will travel through the city streets of Kyoto, before following trails of the Nakasendo Way - an ancient pilgrim route - that is host to traditional villages and breathtaking scenery.

Next on the list of extraordinary running routes is the Fuji-san National Park, home of Mount Fuji, and will see runners climbing trails and visiting hot springs.

Ending the trip on a bang means Tokyo is the last stop for some time under the bright lights and immersed in culture.

This Trail Run involves approximately 15 - 20km of running a day, with a variety of terrains from city streets to steep mountain trails.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Transfers
  • Trail Running
  • Guiding
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals

Not Included:

  • International flights/travel
  • Snacks during the day
Raceday Logistics

A deposit of £250 per person will ensure your place on the trip.

More information involving timings etc. will be available closer to the date.

Kit List

A specific event adventure pack will be sent out in advance including the types of kit and clothing required.


Volunteers are not required for this event.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big will the group be each day?
Groups are kept small at 12 people to ensure the best experience for participants.
How fit do I have to be going into this event?
All types of running abilities are catered to in this event, however it is assumed that participants of this trip will have a good base of fitness and be able to run up to 20km per day.
What happens to my luggage?
Your luggage will be transported ahead of the group to ensure it is awaiting your arrival each night. Please try to pack light.
What kind of accommodation will we be staying in?
Often participants will stay in characterful, boutique hotels, and out on the trails, cosy, simpler village guesthouses.
What if I want to come on my own?
Most travellers are solo travellers, meaning you'll have plenty of opportunities to make friends along the way. Twin or double rooms are typically booked but if you feel strongly about having your own room, please email the organiser at [email protected] in advance so it can be priced for you.
What is the payment schedule for this trip?
Once the £250 deposit has been paid upon registration to secure your sport, there is nothing else to pay until 12 weeks before the event.

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