Depart on a modern train from either Kyoto or Osaka to begin your self-guided tour of the peaceful and picturesque Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Renewed for its scenic splendor and impressive monuments, the route has been trodden by emperors and their families since the 11th century.
On arrival, weave your way through a myriad of forested mountains, sublime shrines and quaint villages during your 3- or 4-day walking route in Kuamno Kodo. Walk on paved paths predominantly and explore well-maintained mountain trails that require adequate gear and a reasonable level of fitness.
Relax and revitalize in the evenings at ryokan, traditional inns with soothing hot springs, or minshuku, family run guests houses. Meals mentioned in the itinerary are included in the price of the tour.
In order to make your hikes less strenuous, forward your baggage from the accommodation you depart from to the accommodation you’ll be arriving at after completion of the trail. Use this efficient and secure forwarding service to lessen the strain during your energetic hike. Each accommodation supplies essential items to ensure you feel clean and comfortable throughout the trail.
Upon booking, receive a detailed day-by-day itinerary that details which meals are included and offers information of the walking trails. Please see the Itinerary section below for a sample schedule.
Please provide your pre-tour accommodation to the tour operator at the time of booking so the tour operator can send you your detailed tour information and rail tickets.