Mi-Kumano, English Speaking Guides

Tanabe, Takahara, Chikatsuyu/Nonaka, Hongu, Nachi-Katsuura, Shingu Experience, Kumano Kodo, Kumano Sanzan, Culture, Sightseeing, Guide

Mi-Kumano is a local group founded in 2006 with the goal to introduce both Japanese and Non-Japanese alike to the Kumano region.  Mi-Kumano has registered licensed English speaking guides well versed in the history and culture of the area.  Using a local guide makes a visit to the area richer and more fulfilling.  It is also a great way to travel responsibly by supporting the local community.  Be open to the feeling of Kumano, through the eyes of local with a passion for their home!  Please contact us for more information about arranging guide services.

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Kumano Kodo Walk, Takijiri-oji to Takahara Settlement
 Takiriji-oji is one of the main shrines along the Nakahechi section of the World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes and marks the entrance into the sacred realm of Kumano.  The walk is mostly uphill (sometimes relatively steep) from the river valley through forest to the Takahara settlement, historically...
Price 21,000 yen
Kumano Kodo Walk, Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha
 This ~7 km walk is mix of tranquil mountain top villages and forested trail with panoramic views along the way.  It is mostly downhill with a few short inclines.  The walk begins at the Hosshinmon-oji, one of the most important sites on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route marking the outermost entrance int...
Price 20,000 yen
Shingu Walk, Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kamikura-jinja Shrine (Traditional Boat Tour Extension)
 Kumano Hayatama Taisha is the second of the three Kumano Grand Shrines.  It is located in the city of Shingu at the mouth of the Kumano-gawa River.  Kamikura-jinja is a small shrine on the side of the Mt. Gongen, next to a massive rock, which is believed to be where the first Kumano deities descended in...
Price 9,300 yen
Kumano Kodo Walk, Daimonzaka to Nachi Falls (Kumano Nachi Taisha and Seiganto-ji Temple)
 Kumano Kodo Walk, Daimon-zaka to Nachi Falls (Kumano Nachi Taisha and Seiganto-ji Temple)The Daimon-zaka is an ancient stone staircase lined with centuries old trees, leading from the valley bottom to the base of the Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine complex.  This walk climbs these worn cobblestone stairs, visits ...
Price 18,000 yen
Kumano Kodo Walk, Takahara to Chikatsuyu-oji
 This walk is from the ridge top settlement of Takahara to the village of Chikatsuyu along the Nakahechi route of the Kumano Kodo.  It is mostly on a forested path that climbs up and over a pass. ● Please make a request with the standard price and we will adjust the final price to match the number in you...
Price 25,000 yen
Kumano Kodo Walk, Gyuba-doji guchi to Tsugizakura-oji
 This walking tour begins at the Kumano Kodo Michi-no-Eki rest area on highway 311.  This is commonly referred to Gyuba-doji guchi, as it is the entrance to the short climb to the Gyuba-doji statue. It is an easy walk in the woods to the Gyuba-doji statue of retired emperor Kazan, the symbol of this area. The...
Price 16,000 yen
Kumano Kodo Walk, Takijiri to Chikatsuyu-oji
 This guided walking tour is from Takijiri-oji to Chikatsuyu-village.  Takijiri-oji is the spiritual entrance to the sacred Kumano mountains.  It is the most common starting point for pilgrimage walks on the UNESCO World Heritage Kumano Kodo.The walk is relatively short but steep climb to the settlement ...
Price 40,800 yen
Kumano Kodo Walk, Chikatsuyu to Kumano Hongu Taisha
 This section follows the old highway through Chikatsuyu Village along the south side of Mt. Takao, gradually climbing over 200 meters in elevation. In the shrine grove of Tsugizakura-oji are the massive Nonaka-no-Ipposugi cedar trees. The shrine grove and its old-growth trees were saved from destruction by&n...
Price 38,400 yen
Kumano Kodo Walk, Dainichi-goe (Yunomine Onsen to/from Hongu)
 The Dainichi-goe section of the Kumano Kodo is a short but steep trail that links the Hongu town site with Yunomine Onsen.  It is a climb and then descent over a small mountain pass.This tour can be walked in either direction from Hongu or Yunomine Onsen.Hongu town site is the home to the World Heritage gran...
Price 15,600 yen





Professional Licensed Guides


All guides for Mi-Kumano tours have an official guide-interpreter license.

Etiquette for Mi-Kumano Walking

1.I will bring appropriate shoes and clothing suitable for a mountain walk, including rainwear and walking stick if necessary.

2.I will not drink alcohol prior to or during the walk along the Kumano pilgrimage road.

3.I will not smoke along the Kumano pilgrimage road. If I have to smoke, I will do so at indicated rest areas or other places where smoking is permitted, taking the utmost care to not cause a fire.

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