In this course, we will Walk Daimonzaka, visit Nachi Taisha, Seigantoji and Nachi Waterfall. You will learn about the history of Kumano Kodo and the ancient pilgrimage to Kumano Sanzan while walking. These spots are also great photo shooting points. You can try Tainai Kuguri, visit Pagoda by paying extra fees.
Daimonzaka Parking Area
Walk Daimonzaka, take pictures while listening to the related stories.
Visit Nachi Taisha and pray at the shrine. (Options: Tainai kuguri or Treasure House)
Visit Seigantoji and pray at the temple. (Options: get red seal or stamp)
Take pictures in front of the pagoda.
Visit Nachi Waterfall (Options: go to the upper stage where you can take closer pictures of the fall)
Nachi Takimae Bus Stop
By participating this tour, you will understand why people in the ancient days visited Kumano Sanzan, how people felt while walking. You will learn how to pray at shrines and temples. There are so many photo shooting points. You can introduce them at your SNS account. You will feel you got rejuvenated after walking in the nature.
Transportation fee of guests, insurance, admission fees, lunch.
* Please wear suitable clothes and shoes for walking.
* Bring rain gear in case of rain.
* Bring some small coins to offer at the shrine and the temple.
* This tour might be cancelled or need the date to be changed depending on the weather.
No, there are no coin lockers around Daimonzaka parking. But there are coin lockers at JR Katsura sta and Nachi sta.
Please e-mail me and ask. If my schedule allows, I can change starting time.
No, There are some restaurants and cafes in Nachi. Or you can have late lunch in Katsura because The tour ends around 12:15-30. You will probably get on the bus around 1PM.
We are so grateful to have met and spent time with Kiyoko who was a terrific guide. As we traveled and achieved all our goals in our 3 day stay in Wakayama. Her knowledge was great and assistance with our 2 year olds needs was super helpful.
Bailey, thank you very much for your kind comment! I am very happy to hear that. It was my great pleasure to have guided you here. I guess you had a great time in Tokyo and Nagano. Thank you again.
Our day with Kiyoko was amazing. She gave us a lot of historical information on the Kumano Kodo while hiking. I loved that she had us do a few stretches before we started and hiked at a good pace. It has been something on my bucket list for years so it was nice to experience a portion of the Pilgrimage and I now hope to do more of it in the near future. Kiyoko was easy to talk with and was very knowledgeable regarding the area, plant and arbor life and was well prepared with literature and pamphlets. Since we arrived in the area before Tourists Information offices were open, I appreciated that she had the information for us. Kiyoko wanted us to see as much of the area as possible and it is obvious that she is so proud to represent this Pilgrimage. She also suggested a wonderful restaurant that was delicious and quite gourmet considering we felt we were far away and into a forest. I would definitely book with her again and would highly recommend her as a guide.
Thank you very much for choosing my tour. I appreciate your review. Thank you so much for your kind words. I was sorry for taking time to get stamp and send it back to you. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and pilgrimage. I hope sometime in the future you can come back to Kumano and find out something that you did not see this time. I will try to train myself to be a better guide. Thank you.
Kiyoko was proactive, weeks before our trip, she’s in touch and making sure we are prepped. During the hike, it was raining, she was very patient with us and being very accommodating. Thank you so much.
Thank you very much for your kind comment. It was great to walk with you. I will practice more and cope with any situations including rain.