The tiny hamlet of Koguchi is a convenient midway point and overnight stop on the Nakahechi hiking trail from Nachi to Hongu in the Kumano Kodo region. This is a lovely spot where as the local Japanese like to say ‘one can feel the heart of nature'.

Koguchi Map

“Those venturing along the pilgrimage trail from Nachi Falls to Hongu Shrine will find a pleasant overnight stop in Koguchi, a pretty little village in the heart of rural Japan”

Tom Orsman, former IJT Tour Leader

Recommended Accommodation in Koguchi

The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Japanese-style inns of Koguchi.