Head to Kyushu island, a subtropical, mountainous region in the southwest of Japan for this unique week-long holiday combining horse riding with a cultural tour of southern Japan. This region is known for its active volcanoes, beaches and natural hot springs, all of which are experienced on this itinerary. As well as horse-riding on 4-5 days, the itinerary includes either a Cherry Blossom Festival or Samurai experience.
This holiday offers an exciting destination for adventurous travellers keen to explore Japan's diverse history alongside relaxed riding.
Travel north-west from Shinjuku station in Tokyo on the Super Azusa train and arrive 2hrs later in a small rural village.
Spend the next four days exploring the surrounding Yatsugatake mountains and foothills on fit, calm Arabian and cross horses before resting any aching muscles in a traditional Onsen hot spring with a choice of hotel or luxury hotel accommodation.
This holiday would suit intrepid travellers, keen to combine a completely different cultural experience with riding quality, endurance-trained horses through verdant, lush countryside. A combination of culture and riding.