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We did a 3-day trip from Hongu to Nachi. The most difficult part of the hike was on day 1 from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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Kumano - yes! RAW - no!

We enjoyed this walk in October - from Kii Tanabe (Takijiri-oji) to Kii Katsura (Nachi Taisha) over... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vicki T
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a 3-day trip from Hongu to Nachi. The most difficult part of the hike was on day 1 from Hongu to Yunomine Onsen. The path is uneven and steps are large. The rest of the 2 days are just long, not difficult. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this walk in October - from Kii Tanabe (Takijiri-oji) to Kii Katsura (Nachi Taisha) over 6 days. The walking was strenuous but enjoyable - the first day was arguably the hardest in spite of the major Dogiri-zaka climb on day 6. However, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We walked from Chkatsuyu at Katsuura. Loved it even though we had all sorts of weather. Staying in small villages and guest houses rounds out something very special and beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue K
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
18  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

Date of experience: April 2017
24  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

Date of experience: October 2017
17  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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
12  Thank jgp1991
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

Date of experience: April 2017
11  Thank ILX959
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