Kumano Kodo Fujishiro-zaka, easy to access

Day Trip

Hiroyuki T.

5.00(4) reviews
Wakayama
English
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

This course of Kumano Kodo is easy to access from Wakayama City and even from Osaka City. We will walk up and down Kumano Kodo Fujishiro-zaka from Fujishiro Shrine to Fujishiro Pass of altitude of 250m. Beyond Fujishiro Shrine is the holy site of Kumano, and Kumano Kodo Fujishiro-zaka is blessed with beautiful legends.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At JR Kainan Station, Wakayama Station or at your hotel in Osaka

12:00

I will meet you at JR Kainan or Wakayama Station.

13:00

Fujishiro Shrine

It is said that beyond this shrine which stands at the entrance of Kumano Kodo Fujishiro-zaka is the holy site of Kumano. Stands on the premise is the First Torii Gate of Kumano. Although this is a Shintoism shrine, it also enshrines Buddhism Buddhas. I will explain why at the shrine.

13:30

Kumano Kodo Fujishiro-zaka

Small statues of Jizo Buddha stand on this two-kilometer-long pilgrimage route for every 109 meters. Kumano pilgrims walked up this slope stopping and praying for Buddha for every 109m.

14:30

Fujishio Pass and Jizo-buji Temple

This Buddhism temple that stands at Fujishiro Pass is dedicated to Jizo Buddha who protects children and travelers, and is designated as an important cultural property.

Ending Point

At JR Kainan Station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Insurance

Transportation fare, food and drinks

Extra charge 3,000JPY to meet you in Osaka

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Important Information

As this is a WALKING tour and we will walk up and down an unpaved long slope, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Tours are NOT covered by insurance.

Extra charge 3,000JPY to meet you in Osaka

I used to work for a prefectural government as a director of Cultural Heritage Management Department. I have a lot of knowledge on cultural properties and the World Heritage sites in Japan. I will give an intellectual guidance to you based on my knowledge and experience.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Joanne P.

Mar 2, 2020

Cultural enlightenment

Our group of 3 had a fascinating day with Hiroyuki walking the shrines,temples and waterfall of Nachi. The relationship of Buddhism and Shintoism became much clearer to us. He was an expert in explaining the history and significance of the Kudo Kumano Pilgrimage. Additionally he picked a great restaurant for lunch and was very helpful in getting us settled at our hotel. I highly recommend him

Hiroyuki T.

First of all, thank you very much for coming to Japan in this kind of situation. I sincerely hope that you had enjoyed not only Kumano but also other places in Japan. It was my pleasure to explain about Shintoism and Buddhism Unite Theory in Kumano. Even in Japan, many of us do not know whether we are Shintoists or Buddhists. And thank you very much for writing such a kind review in the middle of your tour. I appreciate it very much. Say hello to Chris-san and Thomas-san. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Hiroyuki

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Daniel nicholas D.

Jan 22, 2020

An Enriching Experience

I greatly enjoyed my trip to Koya-san with Hiroyuki-san. He is a fine and learned gentleman. He was happy to share his wisdom on esoteric Buddhism, it's concept of 'universe,' and the history of Koya-san, which added context and enhanced the experience. He was also happy to listen about the culture and practices of my country, making the experience mutually enriching. Koya-san is a mystical place. Hiroyuki-san made me appreciate its sacredness the moment we entered Daimon Gate, which is the starting point. Walking alongside Hiroyuki-san through its quiet streets, amidst light snowfall, visiting its snow-capped shrines and temples, and having warm tea and conversation with him, are memories I will treasure. As we left Koya-san and reentered the world below, I felt that I became a slightly better human being. Thank you, Hiroyuki-san, for this experience.

Hiroyuki T.

Daniel-san, Thank you very much for everything during the tour. I am very glad that you liked Koyasan very much. I myself enjoyed the tour and conversations with you. I learned a lot about Philippines and Philippine culture from you. As I am interested in culture and food, I googled cultural heritages and food in Philippine after going home. I found that they are very attractive. Especially, historic city of Vigan and sweets such as buko pie, ensaimada and halo halo attract me a lot. Thank you very much for such a great review. Your review encourages me a lot. Please keep in touch, I look forward to seeing you again. Arigato, Matane!

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Taylor U.

Jan 14, 2020

1 Day Koyasan - Private Tour

Hiroyuki was the absolute best, we are so grateful and happy that we booked him as our tour guide during our stay in Koyasan. Having just one day, we wanted to make sure that we saw the most important sites. He gave us such a thorough and full-circle tour of Koyasan. Before spending the day with Hiroyuki, I did not know much about Buddhism. And if I hadn’t had my tour with Hiroyuki, I would just be wandering around the beautiful sites that Koyasan has to offer, all without the beautiful meaning behind it all. He gave context and history to everything we were seeing.. Hiroyuki’s English is amazing, to say the least.. he is also so knowledgeable with Buddhism and the history of Koyasan, even down to the dates! He was very timely and made sure that we spent the right amount of time at all of the sites so that we could see the most, but at a relaxed pace. After the tour ended, he left us with an amazing packet of information that we have brought back to New York to remember this beautiful day in Koyasan. It was such a special experience to gain a friend in Hiroyuki, we will definitely be calling him for a tour in Koyasan or any of the areas where he has expertise. He was even so kind to send us amazing photos of us exploring. We absolutely cannot thank him enough...

Hiroyuki T.

Taylor san, How are you two doing? Thank you very much for posting such a great review and everything during the tour. I also enjoyed a lot in Koyasan. Arigatou gozaimashita. By the way, I have a friend who works at Kumamoto government. If you are interested in finding your relatives in Kumamoto,let me know. There might be something I can do for you for free. Thank you very much once again, I look forward to seeing you again. Matane! Hiroyuki

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Claudio W.

Dec 21, 2019

Knowledgeable, conscientious, very nice gentleman!

He crafted an itinerary specific to our desires, kept us on time, was very knowledgeable due to his foreign relations background, simply an elegant, educated, and kind man. I would very highly recommend him, and I’m planning on engaging his services again when we go on a longer trip to Osaka and Kyoto.

Hiroyuki T.

Claudio san, I was very lucky to have met such a nice couple like you as the first customer on TripleLights. And thank you very much for posting the great review and for everything during the tour. I showed you just a very small part of Osaka. There are a lot more to see in Osaka, Kyoto, Koyasan and Kumano. How about macha parfait in Kyoto next time? Please say hello to your family for me. Thank you very much once again. Looking forward to seeing you two again.

$73/ per group

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