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Kumano Kodo Four-Night Module (Intermediate Hiking)

4 Nights: from US$1201 per person (twin share) Trip Code: KK005

This walking module offers five days exploring part of the Kumano Kodo, one of the most beautiful and mystical corners of Japan, with some moderately challenging walking opportunities and plenty of chances to relax and appreciate your surroundings. Read more >

The Kumano Kodo is the name given to a network of ancient pilgrimage routes covering the Kii Peninsula, a mountainous area to the south of Kyoto that encompasses Wakayama, Nara and Mie Prefectures. For over a millennium these routes have been trodden continuously by pilgrims from a variety of different religious and social backgrounds, from peasants to retired emperors, leaving the Kumano Kodo with an exceedingly rich spiritual and cultural heritage.

During your time on the Kii Peninsula you'll visit all three of the great shrines of the Kumano Kodo: Hongu Taisha, Hayatama Taisha and Nachi Taisha. These shrines are known collectively as the Kumano Sanzan and form the spritual heart of the area. The pilgrimage trails connect the Kumano Sanzan with other religious hotspots at Yoshino, Omine, Mount Koya and even Ise - Shintoism's most sacred site.

Between reliving history at these important religious landmarks you'll walk amongst towering cryptomeria trees, past bamboo groves and terraced fields, through tiny villages and across high mountain passes. You'll float down the Kumano River on an open-top boat, soak in some of the country's finest onsen baths, stay in traditional Japanese accommodation and marvel at the tallest waterfall in Japan.

The Kumano Kodo is an area not to be missed: a beautiful and atmospheric region that combines great religious and historical importance with outstanding natural beauty and a peaceful, traditional way of life.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Four nights Japanese-style accommodation (One night fully en suite, two nights with en suite toilet, one night shared bathroom facilities)
  • Breakfast every day, four dinners and three bento lunchboxes
  • Kumano Kodo orientation
  • All train travel between destinations
  • Same-day luggage shuttle services between destinations on the Kumano Kodo
  • Traditional boat cruise on the Kumano River
  • Personalied InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • Local transport between destinations, including all buses
  • Any entrance fees, including those for shrines, temples and onsen

Trip Highlights

  • Sample kaiseki cuisine
  • Soak in some of Japan's finest onsen hot spring baths
  • Stay in Takahara, the “village in the mist”
  • Walk the Daimonzaka cobblestone road
  • Stay at traditional Japanese-style accommodation
  • Visit all three of the Kumano Sanzan sacred shrines
  • Marvel at Japan's tallest waterfall

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

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Kumano Kodo Four-Night Module (Intermediate Hiking) - 5 Days

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