Self Guided Adventure


Kumano Kodo Two-Night Module (Gentle Walking)

2 Nights: from US$756 per person (twin share) Trip Code: KK004

This short, gently paced walking module aims to provide a brief introduction to this amazing and important area, with one night in a top-quality, traditional ryokan inn and another in a fabulous Japanese-style hotel on a secluded island. It is designed to be incorporated into a longer trip. Read more >

The Kumano Kodo is a network of ancient pilgrimage routes tracing their way back and forth across the Kii Peninsula, a mountinous area to the south of Osaka and Kyoto. Encompassing areas of Wakayama, Nara and Mie Prefectures, this is a region with outstanding natural beauty and some of the most important religious sites in Japan. 

As you make your way from Kawayu Onsen to Kii-Katsuura, you'll have the chance to walk in the footsteps of pilgrims on routes that have been in constant use for over a millennium, across high mountain passes, through beautiful valleys, past picturesque terraced fields and through ancient forests of bamboo groves and massive cryptomeria trees.

You'll have a chance to soak away the day's efforts in some of Japan's top hot springs, including an onsen dug into the bed of a steaming river and a bath looking out across Katsuura Bay, and to visit two of the Kumano Kodo's three great shrines: Hongu Taisha and Nachi Taisha.

Finally, you'll visit the tallest waterfall in Japan, Nachi-no-Otaki - an amazing 133 m tall and 13 m wide.

The Kumano Kodo is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric corners of Japan, with great historical and religious importance as well as outstanding natural beauty.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Two nights fully en suite Japanese-style accommodation
  • Breakfast every day, two dinners and one bento lunchbox
  • Trains from Kyoto to Kii-Tanabe and from Kii-Katsuura to Shin-Osaka
  • Kumano Kodo orientation
  • Same-day luggage shuttle service from Kawayu Onsen to Kii-Katsuura
  • Personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • Lunch in Kii-Katsuura on day three
  • Any entrance fees, including those for temples, shrines and onsen
  • Local transportation between destinations, including all buses

Trip Highlights

  • Soak in a riverbed onsen and a hot spring overlooking Katsuura Bay
  • Sample kaiseki cuisine
  • Spend the night on a private island in Katsuura Bay
  • Walk through ancient forests amid stunning mountain scenery
  • Visit two of the three sacred shrines of the Kumano Kodo
  • Stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan inn
  • Admire the tallest waterfall in Japan

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

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Kumano Kodo Two-Night Module (Gentle Walking) - 3 Days

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