Kumano Kodo Japan
9 days / 8 nights
Pilgrimage in Japan
Journey to Japan to trek the historic Kumano Kodo Trail. For over 1000 years people from all walks of life have been making this ancient pilgrimage. The trail weaves its way through stunning forested mountains and small villages to the Grand Shrine of Hongu, before finishing near the Pacific Ocean at the Nachi Shrine and waterfall. Walking the ancient Kumano Kodo is an ideal way to experience the unique cultural landscape of Japan’s countryside. Stay in comfortable hotels and experience the real Japan while enjoying sightseeing in Osaka and Kyoto, plus a little Japanese nightlife along the way!
Arrive Osaka and overnight at airport hotel
Private transfer to the start of the Nakahechi Kumano route. Trek 13 km Takijiri Oji to Chikatsuyu Oji overnight at deluxe Ryokan with elegant onsen.
Local bus to start. Trek 21km from Tsugizakura Oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha, explore temple and return to Ryokan
Change to Kohechi route of Kumano Kodo. Trek 14.5 km from Nonaka no Ipponsugi to Nachi and return to Ryokan.
Final stage of Nakahechi route, Trek 16 km to Nachi San and continue to Shirahama for overnight at beachside resort.
Early morning tuna market visit. Trek 5 km along ocean front and train journey to Kyoto. Overnight at luxury hotel in Kyoto
Visit temple, pilram walk and sight seeing in Kyoto. Exquisite dinning experience.
Free day exploring Kyoto and late afternoon transfer to Osaka for flight back to Australia
Flights back to Australia are an overnight flight.
At a glance:
- Price: $4,899 (approx) ex Osaka (twin share)
- 8 days fully guided trek and experiences with GirlsTrek
- 4 days trekking the ancient pilgramidge – Kumano Kodo
- 7 – 8 hours average time per trekking day
- Deluxe trek accommodation (traditional hotels on trail) with onsens
- Sightseeing Kyoto
- Temple entry
- Exquisite dinning experiences
- Private transfers
- Train travel between cities
- Meals per itinerary
- Champagne celebration
- GirlsTrek gift
- At home training program
- Expert gear advice and great discounts
- Information get together
Level 4 – CHALLENGING
Stair climbing and some steeper elevation.
Exclusions: Return flights to Osaka, travel insurance, beverages, personal expenses, tips & optional activities.
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