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“Wonderful walking ”

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes
Ranked #1 of 79 things to do in Tanabe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I walked part of the Kumano with two teenagers. It was a wonderful experience even in the pouring rain. There were hardly any people around which made it so peaceful. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a gorgeous hike, not too difficult. Along the way are a number of shrines and explanatory signs in English. Well-marked and interesting.

2  Thank cwarrenlaw
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing walk of 5 days not just pure nature at its best but being able to experience rural Japan..the homestay ..the food.. the hospitality ! WOW !!!

Thank SHNBD
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

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 are growing along the path (don't get the bright orange pollen on your clothes!) About two thirds along there is a refreshment house with fruit, food and drink at reasonable prices and a stunning view nearby. The forest part is wonderful with spectacular ferns and other cryptogamic plants lining much of the pathway. Almost all the way we were were beautifully serenaded by the Japanese nightingales (bush warblers?)
Eyes open and you can also see some smaller insect and associated wildlife which may not appeal to some!
As we descended near the end I found some amazing spiders (I know!) for my lens but will not show so as not to discourage arachnophobes. We then came to the big Hongu Taisha shrine - definitely worth a look, before descending the usual many stone steps (the pilgrims' penance) to the road and a welcome ice cream near the bus station. We also lingered in the nearby Tourist Information office as it was air-conditioned while waiting for our return bus ride.

2  Thank couteaufin
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

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 signed, and good descriptions in our guidebook about the oji. Day 1, walking out of Takijiri was the toughest, while short, it was initially very steep.

3  Thank rossadam
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