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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

Tailor-made tour

Journey through this ancient pilgrimage route

This journey takes you along one of Japan’s ancient pilgrimage routes, the Kumano Kodo. Staying in Minshuku, visiting sacred sites and remote villages.

Yunomine onsen


Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

4 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Kawayu Onsen

Take the train to Kii-Tanabe; receive an orientation briefing and catch a bus to Kawayu Onsen, for an overnight stay and dinner.

  • Meals included: Dinner
DAY 2 Yunomine Onsen

Your luggage will be transferred separately. Walk across Kumano Kodo Hosshinmon-oji as far as Kumano Hongu Taisha, visiting the heritage centre and Oyunohara. Continue from Hongu to Yunomine Onsen-Daichi-Goe, and an overnight stay with dinner, at Kosakaya.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3 Katsuura Onsen

Your luggage will be transferred separately. Catch the bus to Hitari and a boat across the Kumano River. Visit Kumano Hayatama Taisha, move on to Shingu-Nachi-Daimonzaka Chusajo and walk to Kumano Nachi Taisha, visiting Seiganto-ji and Nachi Falls. Take the bus to Katsuura and check-in at Katsura Onsen.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4 Osaka

Take the train from Katsuura to Shin-Osaka, for your onward journey

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

Sample Accommodation

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Japan: Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route
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What's included:
  • 3 nights traditional Minshuku accommodation
  • Meal as specified
  • Transportation as specified
  • English speaking guide
  • International flights
  • Personal spending
  • Local tips
  • Travel insurance

Price from £1,599
(excluding international flights)

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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