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I've got some experience with backpacking and long distance hiking abroad including the Milford... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2015
Banff, Canada
Takes a few days to complete the trail but its thrilling!

we got lucky and had no rain, the hike can be a bit tough so best to maintain fitness before going... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

I've got some experience with backpacking and long distance hiking abroad including the Milford Track, the West Coast Trail, the Queen Charlotte Track, the West Highland Way, the expedition to El Mirador and tons of stuff in Alberta. This one ranks well up there due...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

we got lucky and had no rain, the hike can be a bit tough so best to maintain fitness before going. its a clean beautiful hike we did this autumn and the followed the spatial path of this historical pilgrimage

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

We took a two day hiking here. The route is Nakahechi (中辺路), started from Takijiri-oji (滝尻王子), and stayed at Nonaka one night, then finished the hiking at Kumano Hongu Taisya (熊野本宫). The route is easy you're an experienced hiker. And all the historical sites and...More

1  Thank lasthopesound
Reviewed 6 November 2015

well marked signs in English and Japanese. unevenly maintained but overall easily navigated. many hilly portions but also some flat ridge top walks. expect 6-8 hrs./hiking at a moderate pace daily. may pose challenges to those less fit. beautiful scenery-was a nice time of the...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Lovely walk through perfectly quiet nature forests - pretty tough climbs from time to time, so need to be in reasonable shape - but well worth it.

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

The trails are really well marked. The times of the walks were accurate for a middle aged couple. The paths are steep in places with lots of steps but take it slowly & you will be rewarded with beautiful views & peace. The locals were...More

Thank M_c_morri
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The scenery is spectacular, especially on the second day when the path is more varied. I personally found walking on narrow paths through the forest, with the occasional tantalising glimpse of the mountains somewhat oppressive. I found it a challenging trek, the first day because...More

1  Thank Meriyn
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We walked for 4 days, it's so beautiful and all the people we met along the way, Japanese or foreign, were great! It's so well organised, maps and signposts are accurate, although make sure you bring lots of water for the walk between yunomine and...More

1  Thank freckers
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

after a week of city hopping it has been a real pleasure doing this walk. i am on the Nakahechi section. it isnt wilderness walking, though the first 3 hours of today i walked through the forest without seeing a soul. the track intercepts with...More

3  Thank whattosay
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This was one of the best experiences we've ever done. The website is fantastic and with one click all your accommodation and luggage shuttles are arranged. We did the 5 days option starting from Toyko in firt the morning and were at Kiri-no-santo lodge by...More

2  Thank meganinmoresby
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Response from jeffOnTheRoad2010 | Reviewed this property |
The paths I hiked on were broad enough that being scratched by plants would not be an issue.
11 July 2018|
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Response from Saranger | Reviewed this property |
Shipping luggage is very easy if booked in advance through the Tanabe Kumano Kodo travel agency tb-kumano. We did and it was a breeze! It’s expensive (about $20/bag) but so very worth it.
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Response from crissycat_12 | Reviewed this property |
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