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Off The Beaten Path vs Oku Japan - Tour Companies Compared

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

Great selection of LPs

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What a great place - a little bit of everything for everyone. Great selection of LPs, be prepared to spend some time - there's a lot to look at! Chris is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Found some great records too!
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Tour Off The Beaten Path Company Reviews

we absolutely loved the scenery, the history, the wildlife of the vast area we covered

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Husband and I just finished The Great American West tour with Off the Beaten Path. We cannot say enough great things about our experience--we absolutely loved the scenery, the history, the wildlife of the vast area we covered, but most of all, our guide Jack Noll made the trip one we are longing to repeat! Jack is just the best--he is patient, eager to help each person fulfill his travel dreams, and an expert on all things outdoors. He is an excellent teacher, always calling our attention to the wonders of this beautiful country. He was flexible enough to backtrack on day 2 so that we could all see Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial---both completely fogged in on day 1.
We will definitely use this travel company again--really loved all of it!
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Tour Off The Beaten Path 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 1 Trip 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 699 $ 367
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Regional Expert Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • Budget
Headquarters Bozeman, Montana United States Kyoto, Japan
Year Established N/A N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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