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Ancient pilgrimage path

The scenery is spectacular, especially on the second day when the path is more varied. I personally... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Meriyn
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Penarth, United Kingdom
Stunning walks, wonderful people

We walked for 4 days, it's so beautiful and all the people we met along the way, Japanese or... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
freckers
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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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
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Terrific hike as advertised. Not too rigorous with good choices of B&B at each stop. Great contrast to visiting Tokyo and Kyoto on the same trip.

2  Thank Simon L
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Well sign-posted, but get a map at a tourist centre before you start just in case. Beautiful views. Roads sometimes a little slippery.

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Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

We did the five day Nakahechi route as suggested by the Kumano Kodo Travel website. We also made all our bookings through them. I couldn't imagine a better way of seeing Japan and experiencing their food and culture. The Kumano Kodo Travel service is the...More

2  Thank JarJah
Reviewed 29 March 2015

The Nakhechi trail officially starts at Takijiri, a short 1/2 hour bus ride from Tanabe and the excellent Kumano Tourism Bureau. Our walk was over 6 days, starting from Takijiri, we overnighted at beautiful minshukus in Takahara, Tsugizakura, Yunomine, Koguchi and Nachisan. Day 3 of...More

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jmscal
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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.
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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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Samantha M
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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
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