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Kumano Experience

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159-1 Hongucho Hongu, Tanabe 647-1731, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-42-0220
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Rare opportunity to kayak down the serene Kitayama river. Katsu was incredibly knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
bennw11
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2 days Hike and 1 day Kayak with Katsu

It is amazing!! Really loved the hike and loved the kayak evenmore. It is the best way to know... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Chong H
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Kumano Guide Association support your exploring adventure in the bottom of Kii peninsla "Kumano" .Our member is certified Mountaineering Guide, River kayaking guide, Sea Kayaking guide, etc.We will welcome you to join our guiding trips.
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159-1 Hongucho Hongu, Tanabe 647-1731, Wakayama Prefecture
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+81 735-42-0220
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Rare opportunity to kayak down the serene Kitayama river. Katsu was incredibly knowledgeable and planned the logistics of our one-day trip perfectly, additionally offering driving and luggage storage services to keep our trip frills-free. Would highly recommend as a getaway from the typical tourist attractions...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

It is amazing!! Really loved the hike and loved the kayak evenmore. It is the best way to know Kumano. Such a beautiful place. We encountered heavy rain in our hike and kayak but that does not stop us from enjoying ourselves a single bit....More

Thank Chong H
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We want to thank Katsu for being such a wonderful hiking and kayaking guide. My wife, daughter and I had a very fun, informative and well organised 3 days with Katsu. One the first day of our trip Katsu took us hiking and the 2...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

A 2 day kayak trip. This was an incredible way to travel a part of the ancient Kumano journey on the river. With Katsu as our guide we were free to ask questions about many things both everyday and spiritual. We learned so much. Katsu...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Kayaking down kumanogawa was easy enough for us, beginners, so we had time to ask or be told of local history and customs. Katsu-san is kind, patient and knowledgeable about local life. We extended the experience with more than expected, all for the better. If...More

1  Thank Frankie L
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

It was my first time kawaking and I was a little worried. However I can't push forward enough how Katsu -our guide- made it an outstanding day because he gave us a lot of information about how to handle the kayak and the story of...More

2  Thank Jérôme C
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

I first contacted Katsu about kayaking and hiking. He helped me develop a great 3 day trip to this area. His kayak and canoe outing on the Kitayama river was a highlight of my trip to Japan - easy paddling with a nice lunch, all...More

Thank AuroraBs
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

Myself and a friend did a two day tour with Kumano Experience and enjoyed every minute of it! Our holiday in Kansai was disrupted due to a typhoon so our time was limited. Katsumi, our friendly guide, made sure we saw all the sights and...More

1  Thank PaulaJapan2014
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Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

We highly recommend Kumano Experience for anybody looking for a different view of Japan. Katsu took great care when we were corresponding before the trip to plan a day that suited our requests and as a result, we had a perfect day. As well as...More

Thank NWardrop
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

Pristine location, beautiful riverine and mountainous landscapes with an engaging history. Katsu (guide) was extremely accommodating. A storm halted our planned river kayak. Instead We stayed in Katsu's awesome backpacking residence. He provided an extensive guided tour of Kumano Kodo, its shrines and history. We...More

1  Thank David N
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