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Kumano Kodo

Nakahechicho / Hongucho /Nachikatsuuracho, 646-0000
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3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Including...
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Nakahechicho / Hongucho /Nachikatsuuracho, 646-0000
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Reviewed 5 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

5  Thank Claudette A
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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

11  Thank JeanPerth
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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

18  Thank mptr2903
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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

14  Thank GabyVM
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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

1  Thank Drew L
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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

11  Thank jgp1991
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Reviewed 25 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

10  Thank ILX959
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Reviewed 8 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

9  Thank Chris M
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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

10  Thank TakingTheBigBreak428
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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

9  Thank ONELIFE_LIFE
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Harriet S
22 March 2018|
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Response from JeanPerth | Reviewed this property |
We usually buy rail passes as find it really convenient. Just a bit of time organising the exchange voucher in Tokyo. We actually book the trains as well- bit OTT I know but actually makes for a smooth trip. The buses... More
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Max F
8 March 2018|
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Response from GabyVM | Reviewed this property |
Hi Max, We booked our accommodations ahead. It is safer that way especially during high seasons.
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Stephanie S
13 February 2018|
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Response from JeanPerth | Reviewed this property |
The best thing to do is spend a lot of time on the Tanabe Tourism web site - it’s an excellent resource: There’s some suggested itineraries which is a useful start. For accommodation I went through reviews in the... More
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