Kumano Kodo Trail (Walk only)

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Kumano Kodo Trail (Walk only)

  • 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
  • Sumptuous evening meals beautifully presented in traditional minshuku
Walk the 11th century Kumano Kodo pilgrim’s trail through rural Japan to the three grand shrines of Kumano, staying overnight in traditional Japanese minshuku and ryokan. Perfect if you are making your own arrangements as part of a longer trip to Japan. 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. Each night stay in small minshuku or ryokan and enjoy impeccable service, beautiful rooms and delicious food to finish off your day.

Itinerary

Day 1 Takijiri Oji to Takahara 2.5 miles / 4.5 km Day 2 Takahara to Chikatsuyu 6 miles / 10 km Day 3 Chikatsuyu to Yunomine 15 miles / 24 km Day 4 Free Day in Yunomine Day 5 Transfer to Koguchi, walk to Nachi-san 9 miles / 15 km Day 6 Transfer to Osaka
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 88.5 candy bars.

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.

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