Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route 4 days
Two full-day hikes along the Kumano
|Duration||3 nights and 4 days|
|Price||From $775 per person (based on twin share)|
Challenge yourself with two days of solid hiking on the Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route 4 days tour. Visit Kumano Hongu Taisha, the head shrine to over 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan and one of the Kumano Sanzan (the three grand shrines of Kumano).
At the end of the hike, relax in the onsen town of Yunomine Onsen. Sooth the tired muscles in the natural hot springs.
Day 1: Osaka – Kii-Tanabe
Board a morning train to Kii-Tanabe. Sit on the right hand side of the train for some great views of the Kii Peninsula. Visit the Tourist Information Centre for a brief tour orientation and up-to-date maps and transportation timetables. Head to the Kumano Travel Support Centre and shop for some local goods and souvenirs.
Explore Tanabe, a small coastal city on the west side of the Kii Peninsula, well known for its agricultural products such as Japanese apricots and oranges, as well its fresh seafood. The entertainment area in front of the station is called “Ajikoji” and is packed with over 200 restaurants and Japanese style pubs (Izakaya). Every alley is full of quaint places to eat and drink – but not too much before your hike!
Accommodation: Kii-Tanabe – 1 night (Breakfast and Lunch for Day 2)
Day 2: Kii-Tanabe – Kumano Kodo (Takijiri-oji – Chikatsuyu-oji)
Luggage shuttle from Kii-Tanabe to Chikatsuyu.
Pick up your lunch from your accommodation and board an early bus to Takijiri. Visit Kumano Kodo Kan Pilgrimage Centre, offering an introduction to the sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the area. Commence your hike from Takijiri, the traditional entrance to the sacred mountains of Kumano, to Chikatsuyu, stopping by Takahara along the way.
Walking Distance: 14 km
Time: approx. 6~8 hours
Accommodation: Chikatsuyu-oji – 1 night (Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch for Day 3)
Day 3: Chikatsuyu-oji – Kumano Hongu Taisha
Luggage shuttle from Chikatsuyu to Yunomine Onsen.
Pick up your lunch from your accommodation, then begin your day’s hike through the Kumano Kodo trail. Visit Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine, the head shrine to over 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan and one of the Kumano Sanzan (the three grand shrines of Kumano).
Distance: 25 km
Time: approx. 10~12 hours
*Alternatively, there is an option to use the local bus, then a short walk (7 km (approx. 3 hours)) to Kumano Hongu Taisha, or an intermediate walk of 17 km (approx. 6 – 9 hours).
From Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine, make your way to Oyunohara, a sandbank at the confluence of the Kumano and Otonashi Rivers, marked by the largest Torii shrine gate in the world. Take a look at the Kumano Hongu Heritage Centre and learn more about Kumano’s cultural landscape.
Take a local bus from Hongu to Yunomine Onsen.
Accommodation: Yunomine Onsen – 1 night (Dinner and Breakfast)
Day 4: Yunomine Onsen – Kii-Tanabe
Complete your sightseeing in Yunomine Onsen and Kumano Hongu and board a local bus back to Tanabe, then train to your next destination
*The Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route 4 days tour can be changed and the length increased or decreased to match your requirements.
– Hike along the World Heritage Kumano Kodo Trail
– Experience the hidden onsen town of Yunomine
– Visit the Kumano Hongu Taisha grand shrine
|Duration||3 nights and 4 days (travel order can be changed, length of tour can be extended or decreased)|
|Departure Dates||Available all year round|
|Route||Kii-Tanabe, Takijiri, Kumano Kodo, Chikatsuyu-oji, Hongu, Yunomine Onsen|
|Tour type||Self-guided package: pick up/drop off service is not available|
|Price (land fee)||Twin share from $775 per person|
|*Seasonal fee may apply (arriving in March, April, May, October and November)|
– 3 nights accommodation in a standard room in 3-4 star hotel and/or ryokan
・ 1 night in Kii-Tanabe – Hotel Hanaya or similar
・ 1 night in Chikatsuyu-oji – Happiness Chikatsuyu or similar
・ 1 night in Yunomine Onsen – Ryokan Yunomineso or similar
・ Breakfast and lunch at Kii-Tanabe
・ Dinner, breakfast and lunch at Chikatsuyu-oji
・ Dinner and breakfast in Yunomine Onsen
– Luggage transfer service during Kumano Kodo walk (from Kii-Tanabe to Chikatsuyu-oji to Yunomine Onsen)
– Flights: We can assist with your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us with your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.
– Travel expenses
– Meals: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
– Activities or tours: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
*You can add any day tours or activities you like, we can arrange this for you.
– Admission fees: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance
*Non-smoking rooms may be available on request. We book non-smoking rooms when available.
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*Package inclusions are subject to availability.
*Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.