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Kumano Kodo Trail - Kyoto to Osaka

From £2,220.00
9 Days & 8 Nights
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Kumano Kodo Trail - Kyoto to Osaka

  • Experience imperial Kyoto, the heart of Japan’s traditional culture
  • Follow in the footsteps of Japan’s Imperial family on the Kumano Kodo Trail
  • Walk through stunning rural scenery - Japan as it once was
  • Relax in an outdoor bath at Yunomine Onsen
  • Explore the Grand Shrine at Hongu
Walk the 11th century Kumano Kodo pilgrim’s trail through rural Japan , staying overnight in traditional Japanese minshuku and ryokan. To complete your experience of Japan your trip begins with two nights in Kyoto, and finishes with a night in Osaka. Following part of the Nakahechi route (one of five pilgrimage routes leading to the Grand Shrine), you will experience five wonderful days of walking along village paths and forested mountain trails. Discover mountain-top villages, soothing hot springs and sacred temples before finishing at Nachi shrine on the coast.


Day 1 Arrive Kyoto Day 2 Guided tour in Kyoto Day 3 Takijiri Oji to Takahara 2.5 miles / 4.5 km Day 4 Takahara to Chikatsuyu 6 miles / 10 km Day 5 Chikatsuyu to Yunomine 15 miles / 24 km Day 6 Free Day in Yunomine Day 7 Transfer to Koguchi, walk to Nachi-San. Bus to Kii-Katsuura 9 miles / 15 km Day 8 Transfer to Osaka Day 9 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 4.5 cheeseburgers. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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