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If you are planning to do the kumano kodo I strongly suggest going first to the tourist information centre in tanabe as they will explain to you everything you will need and give you a map of the trail. The trail itself is in good...More
A hot day but the forest is still cool for this walk. Starting near Hoshinmon-oji shrine (by bus) and finishing at the much bigger Hongu Taisha shrine; about 7 kilometres walk, largely on the level. In early June, the large white and pink sweet-scented lilies...More
We did three legs of the Kumano Koda trail, over three days, with the third day walking in the heavy rain, and feet slushing through the rivers of water running along the trail. Never cold, just with respect to. Great trails, great views, always well...More
If you like hiking, you can't miss Kumano Kodo.
If you had finished Camino de Santiago, you have to come and finish Kumano Kodo as well to get the Dual Pilgrim certification.
The walking is great. Trees, mountains, fresh air, friendly...More
I have been thinking about hiking the Kumano Kodo for many years and finally pulled the trigger this year as part of a birthday present to myself. Although I didn't manage to hike the entire trail, mainly due to time constraints and a few planning...More
You’ll be walking through forests on well marked but sometimes uneven paths. It can be slippery (and after rain there are a few bits that turn into tiny streams - nothing dangerous though) so waterproof walking boots are... More
You’ll be walking through forests on well marked but sometimes uneven paths. It can be slippery (and after rain there are a few bits that turn into tiny streams - nothing dangerous though) so waterproof walking boots are advisable. Some sections are steep so a reasonable level of fitness is needed but there’s no scrambling or climbing involved.
We did Koguchi to Nachi in about 5-6 hours on a dry day (including the 4km detour for the rockslide). My recommendation is to start early and ensure you have plenty of daylight time so you can take it at your own pace.
If you have google maps you can find Koguchi on the winding road 44 that comes up from the main Hongu-Shingu road 168. Some maps may show it as Kumanogawa - Koguchi 熊野川 小口。 You can also search for Shingushi Koguchi Camping Ground.
There are 2 bus stops there but I don’t remember the timetables
Have you found the kumano-travel site online? It’s incredibly helpful with local transport info and accommodation bookings.
Feel free to email me direct on martin_bkk on yahoo if you have other questions. It’s difficult to post maps or pics or web links here
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We used Raw Travel, which is an Australian based travel group to book our trip. They were fantastic. They provided us with very thorough trip notes and booked our accommodation and our luggage transfer from village to... More
We used Raw Travel, which is an Australian based travel group to book our trip. They were fantastic. They provided us with very thorough trip notes and booked our accommodation and our luggage transfer from village to village. So we only hiked with our small day pack. The accommodation can get booked out fairly quickly along this route in the busy season.