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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes

Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 739-26-9025
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Don’t bother with guided tours

I decided to do the trail very last minute. Even though I had done lots of research prior to the... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Vietnamese_traveller
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Manchester
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Great Follow Up to Camino de Santiago

Walked the Camino and looking for something new? Walk Kumano Kodo. Well signposted along beautiful... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Slapheado
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Dublin, Ireland
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I decided to do the trail very last minute. Even though I had done lots of research prior to the trip, I had no idea how I would cope doing on my own. It turned out it was VERY straightforward, fun and an incredible experience....More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Walked the Camino and looking for something new? Walk Kumano Kodo. Well signposted along beautiful forest trails. Very few people walking (in Winter) so we were walking only nearly always. Really beautiful.

1  Thank Slapheado
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I never used to have time for people moaning about the cedar monoculture in Japan. Cedars are wonderful trees! Hiking in Japan is always great! But ... after a few days, the gloom does get to you, and you start to feel like you are...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We did the Kumano Kodo pilgramage route on a KumanoCamino Tour operated by two fellow Australians Alison-san and Carolyn-san, and it was a fabulous trip with faultless organisation and where the guides had boundless enthusiasm for the Japanese culture. While the walks were very good,...More

1  Thank Paulsy_56
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I hiked a 13 km section , starting steps away from the Takahara kiri no sato ryokan (hotel) and the entire experience was simply amazing. I plan to return to the same hotel and hiking trail early next year.

Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We walked the Nakahechi route - Day 1 starting from Takijiri-oji to Chikatsuyu-oji - Day 2 on to Kumano Hongu Taisha. Day 1 was quite hard going with a lot up uphill on rough path with lots of tree roots. Also not much views as...More

Thank Patrick A
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We did a 6-day trip from Osaka thru Koyasan to Nachi then Ise. Due to limited time, we only did two very small and manageable sections of the Kumano Kodo trail. Both were done in under 2 hours. Neither were difficult and are easily accessible...More

1  Thank Mutter1
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We started from Takahiri oji for a 3 day hike toward Hongu Taisha. Weather was perfect and sunny. We overnight in Takahara and Zakura at an excellent house (Tenkunosatoyama) and Minshuku (zakura next to a spring) with excellent food prepared by a chef. The tap...More

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This might double up comments I made on a previous review spot. Anyway, this walk is a wonderful one to get you away from the hustle and bustle of the cities of Japan. My husband and I walked most of the trail in early December...More

Thank JeanPerth
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I could only do the hosshinmon oji to Kumano hongu taisha 7km part of Kumano's trail, and it would have been the easiest trekking ever, if it wasn't under typhoonic rain. But I planned and did it a little over two hours (consider I had...More

Thank Paula C
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jonkrieger89
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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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