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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.5
Guide — 4.5
Activities — 4.5
Lodging — 4.5
Transportation — 4.5
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

wonderful experience

5.0 May 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We were on the overnighttrip to the sundance lodge and it was awesome. Our guides,Tess and Mike, are very friendly, helpfully and know a lot about the backcountry. The horses are so cute and trained very well. Tucker and Pilsner were such good hiking buddies :-)
During the ride we had beautiful views and our guides gave us a lot of information about this area.
The lunch at bowriver and the dinner at the sundance lodge were so tasty.
The Sundance Lodge is a wonderfulplace and so cozy.
This trip was definitely a highlight on our two-month travel in canada.
And we want to say thank you to our guides, cooks, horses and the other staff we met for this wonderful experience. We had such a good time!
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Tour Banff Trail Riders Company Reviews

Very happy with the experience

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Very happy with the experience. We went on the 4th day of the season so the only option was the 1 hour ride. It was more fun than I expected. The guide was Allison, I think, she was very friendly and had some good stories about the area. We will be back next time we are in Banff for one of the longer rides.
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Tour Banff Trail Riders Company Reviews

Fantastic time, wonderful staff, lovely horses

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Fantastic time, wonderful staff, lovely horses. Well worth the time and money for an outing in Banff!

Tour Banff Trail Riders Company Reviews

Everything was perfect

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We walked the self-guided Nakasendo Trail in October coordinated through Oku Japan. Everything was perfect, maps were easy to follow, accommodation was amazing and the scenery and walk was beautiful. The customer service from Oku Japan was above and beyond. We are already thinking about our next trip and will definitely be booking through them again. Well done Oku Japan we had a great time and apologies for not doing a review sooner.
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Tour Oku Japan Company Reviews

Absolutely amazing experience

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
absolutely amazing experience using oku japan for a 4 day kumano kodo trail self-guided tour (november 2016), the attention to detail and organization, the quality of materials, the fabulous experience on the trail and my evenings/mornings at local inns, and also visited the kumano kodo local office and spent some time with the lovely oku japan staff; I did underestimate the rigor of the hike, especially the opening, “passing through the womb” section of the trail, but managed to adjust, and it was a deeply moving, meaningfully, spiritual experience, much gratitude, highly recommended
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Tour Oku Japan Company Reviews

It was fabulous!

5.0 October 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just returned from the Nakasendo Trail walking tour. It was fabulous! Our guide, Naomi, was outstanding and Oku Japan was an excellent company to deal with. I highly recommend them and would use them again without reservation.
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Tour Oku Japan Company Reviews

Tours 2 Trips 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 242 $ 367
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Asia
Known For
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • Budget
Headquarters Banff Kyoto, Japan
Year Established 1962 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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