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Kumano Kodo (Group Tour Add-On)

5 Nights: from US$1274 per person (twin share) Trip Code: AOKKE

Just because our Historic Mountain Trails Small Group Tour is finished, it doesn't mean you have to leave too! How about extending your stay with a Self-Guided trip to the Kumano Kodo in the Kii Peninsula, as well as a few extra nights' stay in Osaka? Read more >

It's the end of your Small Group Tour, but you don't have to go home just yet. You've climbed Mount Fuji, walked the Nakasendo Way, and hiked the splendid mountains of Kamikochi, so how about venturing to the Kii Peninsula to walk along one of Japan's most sacred trails, the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route?

This extension module fits perfectly after the Historic Mountain Trails Small Group Tour. After bidding farewell to your group and tour leader, we'll provide you with a 7 day Japan Rail Pass for you to use on the bullet train down to Osaka where you will spend one night before heading south to start the hiking trail.

The Kumano Kodo is a network of ancient pilgrimage routes crossing the Kii Peninsula, and it's been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's twinned with the Camino de Santiago pilgrim ways in the northwest of Spain and if you complete both routes you can become a "Dual Pilgrim". You will follow certain scenic portions of the route and you'll stay at traditional ryokan with relaxing hot spring baths along the way. Highlights of the route include Nachi Falls, the tallest waterfall in Japan, and scenic temples.

At the end of your trip we've added a final night back in the bright lights of Osaka. You can do a final spot of shopping for some great souvenirs, head to Dotonbori Street with its plethora of street food stalls and restaurants serving up Osaka's best food, or have a relaxing evening in your hotel with its hot spring baths - take your pick!

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Five nights' accommodation, three evening meals and two lunches
  • Breakfast every day
  • All transport between destinations
  • Orientation for hiking Kumano Kodo
  • Airport transfer at the end of your trip
  • Luggage transfer for some portions of the hiking route
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Some baggage handling - you will be expected to carry your own bags to the start and end of the hiking route

Trip Highlights

  • Hike the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route
  • Visit the spectacular Nachi Shrine and waterfall
  • Spend an extra two nights in Osaka, Japan's foodie capital
  • Soak in the soothing hot spring waters of Yunomine Onsen
  • Stay in traditional ryokan inns

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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