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Reviewed 4 May 2018

When you think of Japan you usually think of big cities, but the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage allows you to see a cultural and historical side of the country you won’t find in the cities. It’s physically challenging and is for hikers, not walkers. The accommodation...More

9  Thank Claudette A
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is my third time to to the area. First time was solo and wanted to check out the area and do a short walk to see what I thought. Given my positive reports, my husband and I did most (though not the final day)...More

16  Thank JeanPerth
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We organised (from Australia) the entire package of our experiencing of & walking the Kumano Kodo (April) with the Kumano Kodo Tourism Bureau (tb.kumano-jp). After researching multiple other tour operators, we found this local team to be exceedingly knowledgeable, cooperative & responsive. The website is...More

22  Thank mptr2903
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Kumano Kodo ancient pilgrimage involves many interconnected trails in Kii Mountain Range of Wakayama Prefecture. The great thing about it is that you don't have to be experienced trekkers or commit a great number of days to have a taste of this World Heritage...More

16  Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Walked Koyasan to Yunomine over 3 days. Koyasan to Miuraguchi day 1. Miuraguchi to Totsugawa Onsen day 2. Totsugawa to Yunomine day 3. Was super cold the three days before we started so heaps of snow over 900m. There are two climbs over 1000m. Everyone...More

2  Thank Drew L
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a fantastic hike and was a highlight of our trip. We began the walk from Kirin-o-sato guesthouse (Marker 7) and over two days walked as far as Hongu (marker 75). We stayed overnight in Tsugizakura-oji. The walk was more strenuous than expected, though...More

12  Thank jgp1991
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Our Kumano Kodo pilgrimage started in Koyasan after an overnight stay in a Buddhist temple. Via the Kohechi route we reached the Hongu Taisha shrine in four long days. Continuing on for another two days on the Nakahechi route we arrived at our end point,...More

11  Thank ILX959
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This walk is a wonderful blend of traditional Japanese life style fantastic Japanese food and hospitality and a physical challenge We did the walk over 6 days with a days break in the middle For fit people it could be done in 4 but we...More

12  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I hike the whole Nakahechi 3-Day hike with my friend. It was one of the hardest and coolest things I've ever done. The first day we hiked from the pilgrimage center to Takahara. It was all uphill and tough, but oh so gorgeous! We loved...More

11  Thank TakingTheBigBreak428
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We took the "imperial route" from Tanabe through Hongu to Shingu, and we did it in 3 days (with 10+ hours walking each day). So, it is a very long hike, steadily going up and down through deep woods and alongside crystal clear water. Along...More

11  Thank ONELIFE_LIFE
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spoonsacola1
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I am set to walk the Kohechi trail end of October and apparently it's been closed between Koyasan and Totsukawa Onsen. Unfortunately I have already booked all hotels and the whole vacation is kind of thought through based on... More
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