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Kumano Kodo Daimon-zaka and Nachi Waterfalls - from Osaka

Nature & Outdoor
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Kumano is an important part of the World Heritage site “the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountains”. Kumano is in Wakayama Prefecture and I worked for Wakayama Prefectural Government as a general manager of Cultural Heritage Division and I was also in charge of the World Heritage Project. I know this sacred site very well.

Kumano Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(108 reviews)
07:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Osaka

07:00 AM

Hotel pick up (time TBD)

In this tour, we will make a pilgrimage on Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Daimon-zaka to Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine, Nachi-san Seigantoji Temple and Nachi Waterfalls.

Shintoism, a religion unique to Japan, is rooted in nature worship. People feared and worshiped nature, which brings both blessings and calamities to them as gods and goddesses. The mountainous Kumano is full of natural wonders. Nachi waterfalls which is 133m high was a wonder for ancient people, people worshipped the waterfall itself as a goddess. As Shinto was organized, people built a shrine here. It is the origin of Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine.

07:00 AM

I will meet you at your hotel in downtown Osaka

We will take the 7:40am JR train from Osaka and arrives at 11:40am JR Kii Katsuura (Kumano).

12:10 PM

Kumano Kodo Daimonzaka Pilgrimage (1.5km 1hour)

01:10 PM

Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine

01:20 PM

Nachi-san Seigantoji Temple

01:50 PM

Nachi Waterfalls

06:00 PM

JR Kii-katsuura station

This tour will be finished at JR Kii-katsuura station.

You will be able to explore Kumano more or you can go back to Osaka by the 18:04 train which arrives at Osaka at 22:02pm.

Ending Point

At your hotel or JR stations, or other places (ask for details)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick up in Down Town Osaka

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What‘s not included

Insurance

Transportation approx JPY16,000 per person for round trip plus the same amount for guide

Lunch for guests and guide

Tour Important Information

Tours are NOT covered by insurance. Make sure to be covered by your own insurance.

Please be NOTED that the price does NOT include transportation cost for both clients and GUIDE.

Transportation fare; approx JPY16,000; JPY14,200 FOR GUIDE

Lunch and dinner are also NOT included in the guiding fee.

Direct payment will be occurred in CASH on the spot on the day of the tour.

As this is a walking tour, comfortable shores are recommended. In this tour we will make a pilgrimage to Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine for 1.3km for 1 hour. The Daimon-zaka is a short (600m long and 267 steps) but scenic cobblestone staircase that runs from the valley bottom to the Nachisan Shrine-Temple complex. And we will walk on another 467 steps approach to Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine.

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Kumano Tour Reviews

Hiroyuki is a wonderful guide!

My family and I had the pleasure of having "Hiro" as our guide for our two days in Osaka. On the first day, he took us to see the highlights of Osaka. On the second, he took us to Koya San. Both days were extremely special. Hiro, fluent in English, spent the first part of his career working in cultural management for the Japanese government so his knowledge of these sites is extraordinary. What is even more amazing, is his ability to explain very complicated details (historical, religious, and cultural) in the most concise and approachable way. His manner is calm and professional; he's a true gentleman and the perfect guide for travelers serious about getting the most meaning from their time here. Highest recommendation!!

Rachel F.

It was very nice meeting you and your wonderful family in Osaka and Koyasan. I had a wonderful time myself. Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity. You have a wonderful son. He is very clever. He remembered everything that I explained and he asked me a lot of questions, and it was so impressive. And he showed a lot of interests and respect to our culture which was also very impressive. Please say hello to him and your husband. Please come back to Japan in the near future, there are a lot more here that I want to show you. Oh, I will have to be stay healthy until them. Thank you again and take care. Hiro

Amazing guide for visit of main Kyoto landmarks + gardens

Hiroyuki showed up early and we packed way more into the day than I had dated to hope. He is incredibly experienced, very good English so we had lots of interesting conversations about the history and ideas of our destinations Strongly recommend

Chris W.

It was very nice meeting you yesterday in Kyoto. It was a beautiful day. It was also very nice to have conversations with a person who showed a lot of interest and respect to the history and culture of Japan. Sorry for the Nara tour. I hope that you will have another wonderful day in Nara.

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It was a pleasant time to meet up with Hiroyuki-san the second time for a tour in Kyoto! This time I brought my 2 bosses along and they were very impressed with his knowledge and explaination. He also considered our request for lunch and found a good soba/udon shop. Thank you for also sending us to Osaka from Uji ! I hope to see you again soon!

Stephanie C.

Stephanie, It was very nice meeting you again in Kyoto. I have met a lot of people for my job. You are the first and only person who came back to me. Do not bring your boss next time. I deserve a tour for your own to relax.

$296/ per group

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