Enjoy a 3 Day 2 Night Pilgrimage Hike of Kumano Kodo & Nachi Waterfalls
Discover the heart of the Japanese spiritual and journey to the land of gods.
The historic Kii Peninsula is located south of Kyoto and Osaka. Incorporating Mount Koya, the area is a unique holy land and site of extraordinary devotion for many Japanese. A web of ancient pilgrimage roads called Kumano Kodo interlace the sacred Kii Mountains. The routes are a registered UNESCO world heritage site and one of Japan’s unique, mysterious and sincerely exceptional lands which still continues to evoke a resilient magic and charm today.
The Kumano landscape is lush in beauty and specifically unique with the changes of the four seasons. With magnificent mountains, crystal-clear waters and numerous hot springs, the ancient pilgrims that walked these trails surely believed they were in utopia on earth.
This is a chance to escape the buzz of the city and immerse oneself in the land of Gods on this special journey. Uncover a place where Japanese devotion is still deeply rooted and unchanged from years past.
Let our professional team at My Tokyo Guide arrange every step of the journey. We courage our guests to encounter all the appeal and allure within this unique location and take away a unique and inspiring experience beyond their expectations.
Kumano Kodo Trail
Let the Adventure Begin:
Day 1: Short hike lead by your private knowledgeable professional guide along the UNESCO world heritage pilgrimage trail between Takijiri-oji and Takahara. Uncover the ancestries of Japanese spiritual ethnicity. The area is a blessed with numerous Shinto Shrines, Buddhism Temples and Shugendo.
※ Before leave from Kyoto station buy Lunch Box for Lunch.
08:06 am : Train JR Kyoto-kine Shinkaisoku , arrives at 8:31am Shin-Osaka 09:03 am : Limited express train “Kuroshio No.3” from Shin-Osaka station 11:22 am : Arrive at Kii-Tanabe station 11:35 am : Ryujin Bus from Kii-Tanabe to Takijiri-Oji 12:13 pm : Takijiri-Oji * Beginning of Nakahechi Route Lunch at entrance of Takijiri at Kumano-Kodo. 13:30 pm : Kumano-kodo Hike 1(Takijiri-Takahara), (3,7km / 2.3miles, 2-3 hours) 16:30 pm : Arrives at Takahara Area Hotel
◆ Accommodation : 2 person per room. Over night at Hotel in Takahara area: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Box for next day included.
Day 2: Short hike covering the last portion of Kumano Kodo trail between Hosshinmon-Oji and Kumano Hongu Taisha. This is the locality of more than 3000 Kumano Shinto Shrines. Visit the largest Torii Shrine gate in Japan in Oyunohara. After the hike enjoy relaxing the mind and body in a unique river onsen.
08:30 am : After breakfast , TAXI transfer to Hosshinmon-Oji 09:30 am : Kumano-Kodo Hike Day 2 (Hosshinmon-Oji to Hongu Taisha) 7km / 4.3miles , 3hour ＊Last portion of Nakahechi route 12:30 pm : Visit to Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine 13:00 pm : Lunch in Hongu area 14:00 pm : Visit to Kumano hongu heritage center and Oyunohara where stands the most biggest Trii gate in Japan. 15:02 pm : Bus to Kawayu Onsen *10min , check-in hotel 15:30 pm : Experience relaxing in a rare river onsen “Kawayu” / Free time at leisure *Onsen hot spring water from the crystal clear river
◆ Accommodations : 2 persons per room. Over night at Hotel in Kawayu onsen area: Buffet style dinner and breakfast included:
Day 3: The final short hike takes your through the Daimonzaka the last portion of Kumano Kodo trial as is approaches to Nachi Taisha Shrine.
Visit the Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine, the Seigantoji temple and finally the famous Nachi waterfalls which is the highest waterfalls in Japan.
Employ all your senses and feels the spirit of the mystical roots of natural Shinto Japan. This is a power spot in Japan revered for its mysterious animism faith. Experience first-hand the powerful divine side of Japan.
08:30 am : Direct taxi transfer from Kawayu onsen to Daimonzaka, Nachi area. (50km/1hour) 09:30 am : Walk up cobblestone stairs “Daimonzaka” 30min + Nachi area walk 1.5hour Visit to UNESCO site ,Nachi Taisha grand shrine / Seigantoji temple / Nachi falls 11:46 am : Bus from Nachi falls to Kii-katsuura station (Nahcinotaki-mae bus stop/Kumano Kotsuu bus) 12:10 pm : Arrives at Kii-katsuura station / Free time *Buy something to eat for Lunch in train 13:05 pm : Limited Express train “Kuroshio No.24”from Kii-katsuura station to Shin-Osaka station. 16:50 pm : Arrives at Shin-Osaka 17:05 pm : JR shinkaisoku train Shin-Osaka to Kyoto 17:29 pm : Arrives at Kyoto station
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