Walking the Kumano Kodo trail, an 11th century Kumano Kodo pilgrim's trail through rural Japan to the three grand shrines of Kumano, allows you to experience the Japan of your imagination.
Visit the three Grand Shrines, mountain top villages, soothing hot springs, and sacred temples on this trail through authentic rural Japan. Visit imperial Kyoto, and Osaka, the food capital of Japan, as part of your walking tour of the Kumano Kodo trail.
Laura visited Japan, taking in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and parts of the Nakasendo Trail and Kumano Kodo. This video shows you a little bit of what it is like to experience the crazy and calm side of this multi-faceted, wonderful country.
The Nakasendo Trail is the old road between Tokyo and Kyoto. This video shows you what it is like to walk this glorious trail, to escape to the serenity of the mountains and walk through tiny feudal towns, experiencing rural Japan, its outstanding hospitality and its incredible beauty.
The Kumano Kodo is an ancient pilgrimage through the mountains south of Osaka, to the Pacific Ocean. The route takes you through some incredibly scenic parts of rural Japan, allowing you time to walk at your own pace and drink in the natural, untouched beauty of the Japanese Countryside.