This short walking module introduces the Kumano Kodo network of pilgrimage routes with a series of gentle hikes punctuated by stays in traditionl countryside inns and visits to some of the area's famous shrines. This module is designed to be incorporated into a longer Self-Guided Adventure.
Today you'll catch the train from Kyoto to Kii-Tanabe, a small coastal city in Wakayama Prefecture and for centuries the gateway to the Kumano Kodo.
Accommodation: Fujiya Ryokan
After breakfast you'll hop aboard the shuttle bus from your ryokan to Hosshinmon-Oji, one of the Kumano Kodo's most important landmarks and the gate that marks the outermost entrance to Kumano Hongu Taisha.
Accommodation: Adumaya Ryokan
Your day will begin as you float through steep gorges and past waterfalls along the Kumano River to Kumano Hayatama Taisha, another of the Kumano Sanzan and the first of today's shrines.
Accommodation: Kumano Bettei Nakanoshima
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner; Breakfast;