Pilgrimage to Japan’s Spiritual Origins
The ancient Kumano region is nestled in the verdant mountains of Wakayama Prefecture — the spiritual heartland of Japan. This lush and rugged area has been considered the abode of the gods and worshipped for centuries.
Walk the spiritual Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, soak and relax in the healing waters of an isolated Onsen, dine on delicious local cuisine, interact with the friendly locals; What kind of adventures are waiting for you?
- Central Tanabe
- Nonaka (Tsugizakura-oji)
- Hongu Village
- Yunomine Onsen
There are many options for lodging in the Tanabe City/Kumano region including hotels, Ryokan inns, and Minshuku guesthouses. Staying in traditional style accommodations is one of the joys of travelling in the area, especially in a hot spring village where you can soak in healing mineral waters and dine on fresh local cuisine.
Let us take a load off your shoulders, with the convenient Kumano Kodo luggage shuttle services. Have your bags delivered to your next accommodation as you enjoy your walk on the World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes. Even if you are not walking, some options may also be useful to you.
One of the best ways to get the most out of your pilgrimage to Kumano is to use the service of a local guide.
There is a national translator guide license and well as Koyasan, Kumano regional guides licence. When booking a guide, make sure that they have one of these certifications.
Let these knowledgeable and friendly locals share their love and passion for Kumano with you. Meeting and interacting with the locals might well be the highlight of your visit to Kumano!
The taste of Kumano! The Kumano Kodo lunch box is a traditional hand-made Japanese-style "bento" lunch box.
Tours & Activities
We believe that interacting with the local people is a positive and important part of travelling. We are therefore working with local suppliers regarding logistical and booking support for their tours and activities.