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Traditional Costume Experience with Kumashiroya
Experience
Koguchi
Hongu

Walking around Kumano Hongu Taisha grand shrine with Traditional Kimono makes for an unforgettable memory of your trip to Kumano. Tsubo-shozoku is a style of Kimono of court noble women, beautiful and eye catching traditional costume from centuries past.  For men, Kimonos that are richly embroidered such as Hitatare of Samurai 武士の直垂, or hunter-clothes of court nobles 公家の狩衣 are available. Dress-back-in-time with a traditional kimono experience with the Kumashiroya company!

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Kumano Kotsu Sightseeing Bus
Sightseeing
Nachisan
Shingu
Hongu

The Kumano Kotsu sightseeing bus is a convenient way to visit the main sites of Kumano. 

There are two routes available.  One makes a circuit of the three Kumano Sanzan shrines: Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and the Kumano Nachi Taisha. 

The other is a shorter route that focuses on Nachisan: Kumano Nachi Taisha, the Daimon-zaka section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, and Nachi falls. 

These tours are great options for those who want to see the sites in an efficient way.

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Traditional Boat Tour
River
Experience
Shingu

Experience Kumano on the river! For over 1000 years pilgrims have been making the journey to Kumano. 

The Kumano-gawa River was a vital section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route between Kumano Hongu Taisha in Hongu, and Kumano Hayatama Taisha in Shingu. 

Visitors are able to journey in traditional wooden flat-bottom boats as pilgrims have been doing for centuries.  This is a unique and fun way to get a river view perspective of Kumano’s spiritual landscape.



Boat Tour Schedule

● March 1st to November 30th departures (90 minutes tour)
Morning     10:00 ~ 11:30
Afternoon   14:30 ~ 16:00

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Wakayama Local Guide Association
Experience
Sightseeing
Local Guides
Tanabe
Nachisan
Chikatsuyu
Shingu
Hongu
Takahara

Wakayama Local Guide Association is a local group founded in 2006 with the goal to introduce both Japanese and Non-Japanese alike to the Kumano region.  Wakayama Local Guide Association 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 TREK, English Speaking Guides
Local Guides
Nachisan
Chikatsuyu
Hongu
Takahara

Kumano TREK is a friendly group of local guides dedicated to the region and introducing the UNESCO World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to international visitors.  They enjoy walking and sharing stories with guests. 
The members say, "Please enjoy your visit to the Kumano Kodo with us!"

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Shingu Tourist Association
Experience
Shingu
The tourist association for Shingu City in the southwest coast of the Kii Peninsula at the mouth of the Kumano-gawa River. 

Shingu City is home to Kumano Hayatama Taisha, one of the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano and registered as UNESCO World Heritage.

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<p>Walking around Kumano Hongu Taisha grand shrine with Traditional Kimono makes for an unforgettable memory of your trip to Kumano. Tsubo-shozoku is a style of Kimono of court noble women, beautiful and eye catching traditional costume from centuries past.&nbsp; For men, Kimonos that are richly embroidered such as Hitatare of Samurai 武士の直垂, or hunter-clothes of court nobles 公家の狩衣 are available. Dress-back-in-time with a traditional kimono experience with the Kumashiroya company!</p> tours-activities ~/Content/images/icon-white/free/tours-w.svg 135 False Traditional Costume Experience with Kumashiroya traditional-costume-experience-with-kumashiroya
<p>The Kumano Kotsu sightseeing bus is a convenient way to visit the main sites of Kumano.&nbsp; <br /><br />There are two routes available.&nbsp; One makes a circuit of the three Kumano Sanzan shrines: Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and the Kumano Nachi Taisha.&nbsp; <br /><br />The other is a shorter route that focuses on Nachisan: Kumano Nachi Taisha, the Daimon-zaka section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, and Nachi falls.&nbsp; <br /><br />These tours are great options for those who want to see the sites in an efficient way.</p> tours-activities ~/Content/images/icon-white/free/tours-w.svg 162 False Kumano Kotsu Sightseeing Bus kumano-kotsu-sightseeing-bus
<p>Experience Kumano on the river! For over 1000 years pilgrims have been making the journey to Kumano.&nbsp; <br /><br />The Kumano-gawa River was a vital section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route between Kumano Hongu Taisha in Hongu, and Kumano Hayatama Taisha in Shingu.&nbsp; <br /><br />Visitors are able to journey in traditional wooden flat-bottom boats as pilgrims have been doing for centuries.&nbsp; This is a unique and fun way to get a river view perspective of Kumano&rsquo;s spiritual landscape.<br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Boat Tour Schedule</strong></span><br /><br />● March 1st to November 30th departures (90 minutes tour)<br />Morning&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:00 ~ 11:30<br />Afternoon&nbsp;&nbsp; 14:30 ~ 16:00</p> tours-activities ~/Content/images/icon-white/free/tours-w.svg 52 False Traditional Boat Tour traditional-boat-tour
<p>Wakayama Local Guide Association is a local group founded in 2006 with the goal to introduce both Japanese and Non-Japanese alike to the Kumano region.&nbsp; Wakayama Local Guide Association has registered licensed English speaking guides well versed in the history and culture of the area.&nbsp; Using a local guide makes a visit to the area richer and more fulfilling.&nbsp; It is also a great way to travel responsibly by supporting the local community.&nbsp; Be open to the feeling of Kumano, through the eyes of local with a passion for their home!&nbsp; Please <a href="http://www.tb-kumano.jp/form/mailform-e.html" target="_blank">contact us</a> for more information about arranging guide services.</p> tours-activities ~/Content/images/icon-white/free/tours-w.svg 165 False Wakayama Local Guide Association wakayama-local-guide-association
<p>Kumano TREK is a friendly group of local guides dedicated to the region and introducing the UNESCO World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to international visitors.&nbsp; They enjoy walking and sharing stories with guests.&nbsp; <br />The members say, "Please enjoy your visit to the Kumano Kodo with us!"</p> tours-activities ~/Content/images/icon-white/free/tours-w.svg 252 False Kumano TREK, English Speaking Guides kumano-trek-english-speaking-guides
The tourist association for Shingu City in the southwest coast of the Kii Peninsula at the mouth of the Kumano-gawa River.&nbsp; <br /><br />Shingu City is home to Kumano Hayatama Taisha, one of the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano and registered as UNESCO World Heritage. tours-activities ~/Content/images/icon-white/free/tours-w.svg 391 False Shingu Tourist Association shingu-tourist-association
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