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Kumano Kodo Hongu Loop and Kumano Hongu Taisha

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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
(105 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Hongu

08:30 AM

I will meet you at your hotel in Hongu

In this tour we will walk the 14km long Kumano Kodo Hongu Loop. We will visit Kumano Hongu Taisha and its former site Oyunohara as well.

09:00 AM

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Akagi Route which connects Yunomine Hot Springs and the Nakahechi Main Route

We will walk the 7km long Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Akagi Route for three hours. This route was frequently used after the 14th century.

12:00 PM

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Nakahechi Main Route between Hosshinnmon Oji and Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Akagi Route merges into the Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Main Route near Hosshinmon Oji. Oji is a small shrine which enshrines Kumano Deities. There are ninety-nine Oji along the Kumano Kodo. Hosshinmon Oji is one of the five most important Oji. After praying at Hosshinmon Oji, we will continue pilgrimage to Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine for another three hours. It is the 7km long final part of the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route.

03:00 PM

Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine and its former site Oyunohara

After walking 14km for six hours, we will arrive at Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine. This is one of the Three Shrines in Kumano and is the final destination of the Kumano Pilgrimage. The sacred atmosphere of the precincts will surround you.

Ending Point

At your hotel in Hongu

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Tour Important Information

As we will walk a lot, comfortable shoes are recommended.

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Food and drinks are NOT included.

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Kumano Tour Reviews

Gena J.

Gena J.

5 / 5
Jun 11, 2024

Osaka Highlights, Best for the first timer

Osaka
5 hours

Osaka with Hiroyuki

We chose a 1/2 day tour through Osaka. Osaka is very different from the other areas of Japan that we visited. Dotonbori is a little bit of Times Square meets Las Vegas. The are was crowded and I don't think we could have found our way through all of it without Hiroyuki. There is a lot to see in the way of huge signs, Biliken statues and fried food venders. The best part about this tour to me was Hiroyuki did his best to ensure I found Japanese made items to purchase for gifts. I wanted to take some nice things home for myself and gift some to my family. He also suggested we look at knives which was a splendid idea. We visited a vendor and the knives were very reasonably priced. He knows Osaka well and is a great guide.

Gena J.

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad to hear that you liked my tours. I like shopping myself, it was very nice spending time with you for shopping. It's also good to know that you like Japanese knives. Please visit Japan again, there are much more to see here.

Nara Day Trip

Our trip to Nara with Hiroyuki was one of the best days of our vacation. Nara itself is a charming place and there is a lot of history there. Hioyuki knew the history and explained it to us. He had a paper to write on so we could understand the dynasties, shinto and buddhists history. He suggested a mochi place for lunch and it was sooo good. I loved the restaurant vibe too.

Gena J.

Mochi! Yes, that place had been just a tiny Mochi vender before international tourists begun to post videos. You were very lucky that you could see how they make mochi. Mochi is food for special occasion in Japan. It was indeed a special occasion to spend time with you in Nara. Thank you very much.

Hiro is Great!

I was looking for a serous guide to help me explore the old quarter in Kurashiki, and Hiro was it. He's a really nice guy, with excellent English (worked for a long time in the US). He is very knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. He put together a very good tour of the old quarter, including 3 of the old houses that are open and the Ohara museum. It was raining the whole day, but Hiro made all the adjustments necessary so I saw a lot. I highly recommend him if you are looking for a knowledgeable guide. Kent

Kent K.

Many thanks to you Kent-san, it was really nice meeting you in Kurashiki. To be honest with you, I was overwhelmed by your knowledge and intelligence. You know a lot about history, arts and culture. I learned a lot from you. It was lucky that I could spend some time with a gentle man with a lot of knowledge, intelligence and wit.

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