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Kumano Kodo Entance Course, NYTimes Must Travel Experience

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Since the Kumano Kodo was registered as a World Heritage site, people from all over the world have come.

You will feel like you have time-traveled back in time and enjoy beautiful mountain paths in Japan.

The walking guide includes;

- Explanation of historical highlights

- Q&A about Japanese culture and society that you want to know

- Walk time management and crisis management (where possible)

- First aid and ambulance arrangements in case of emergency

- Having fun with me !

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Takijiri

09:00 AM

Meeting point

Kii Tanabe City is the entrance to the Kumano Kodo. Buses depart from in front of the station to Takijiri Oji, the trail head.

09:40 AM

Takijiri

At takijiri, you can learn about the history of the Kumano Kodo at the museum, visit shrines like ancient pilgrims, and begin walking the Kumano Kodo.

12:00 PM

Takahara

The venerable Kumano Takahara Shrine is located at the entrance of the village. The village is a series of traditional Japanese houses. Visitors can take a break while enjoying the magnificent view of the Kii Mountains. For those who want to relax, it is possible to stay overnight at Takahara!

02:00 PM

Chikatsuyu

Down the mountain is Chikatsuyu, where the Emperor's pilgrims stayed in the past. Have a cup of coffee and relax. Lodging is also available here.

03:00 PM

Tsugisakura

Surrounded by large cedar trees, there is a spring in Nonaka that moistens travelers who are tired from walking.

05:00 PM

Ending point

Tsugisakura area

Ending Point

Tsugisakura

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guide fee

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee

Tour Important Information

Guides will provide safety advice, but cannot guarantee your safety. Please protect yourself from accidents and take out insurance.

The price does not include transportation cost for both clients and guides or lunch/dinner are.

This is a middle-level walking tour, then, if you are not confident about your physical strength, Ⅰ recommend you to shorten the course. or to choose easier courses

I would be happy to walk with you at locations and time other than those listed for your convenience.

The Nakahechi pilgrimage route starts from the western coast of the Kii Peninsula and traverses east into the mountains towards the Kumano grand shrines. It is the most popular route for pilgrims from western Japan. Starting in the 10th century, the Nakahechi route was extensively used by the imperial family on pilgrimage from Kyoto. This trail has traditional lodgings in isolated villages along the way and is excellent for multi-day walks.

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$95/ per group

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