News & Topics

Processing Times

We are currently experiencing an extremely large volume of reservation requests.  This is very exciting for our community to host international guests again, but with the sudden and strong interest to walk the sacred Kumano Kodo our local systems are strained, therefore processing times are taking longer than normal.

The spring season 2023, end of March through to May, (especially April) is very busy in the smaller communities, such as Takahara, Koguchi, etc.  Here is an article to walk the Kumano Kodo while staying in places with more lodging capacity.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this recovery period.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Self-Guided Package Tour On Sale Now!

Kumano Kodo Self-Guided Trek | Advanced, BOOK NOW

Trek through the forested Japanese rural landscape along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route on this 6-day, 5-night Self-guided package tour.

Available departure date: April 20~25, 2023
Notice of Office Hours
Our office hours are weekdays 9:00 to 17:00 (Japan Standard Time), closed weekends and national holidays. All requests received outside of working hours will be processed the following workday as will responses to email chat.
Thank you for your understanding.
Re-booking Required for Once-Cancelled Reservations

For guests who had to cancel their accommodation and services because of Covid-19, please understand that making new requests is necessary.

Canceled reservations were released in the system, and there is no automated re-request function.

Re-booking Cancelled Reservations information.
New Japan Travel Regulations from Oct 11, 2022

From October 11, 2022, Japan is re-opening with visa-free (for designated countries) unlimited number of international tourist.  It is very important that you review the most current information before your travels, both your country of departure and that of Japan.  We are not responsible for cancellations that are caused by guests that did not (or do not qualify) for entry into Japan in regards to Covid-19 boarder restrictions.

JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization):
COVID-19- Practical Information for Traveling to Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:
Information about entering to Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
COVID-19: Current Japanese Border Measures
Our standard cancellation policy will be applied to all new reservations made on or after May 25, 2020 per the rules and regulations we follow for travel agents in accordance with the Travel Agency Law.
Please consider the potential impact on travel because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions taken by associated governments.
Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, some of the services at accommodations and optional tours may change without notice, for example change of meal contents and location and partial closure of facilities.