Kumano Kodo Iseji Route, Tori-toge Pass & Maruyama Senmaida Course

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 Description

This route takes you first over a mountain pass, then down to an extraordinary hillside of over 1300 terraced rice fields. It is like stepping out of a time machine into the Japan of long ago. You will hear about Japanese rice culture and how it shaped both the landscape and history of Japan.

The guide will meet guests at the Senmaida Tori-toge bus stop. The tour proceeds to the Tori-toge trailhead (South), up to the Tori-toge Pass, and then on to Maruyama Senmaida rice terraces before returning to the bus stop.

Note: On rainy days, the route may be adjusted to avoid particularly slippery sections. The guide will provide guests with hemp rope; they will be shown how to and be expected to use this for traction.

 Price

Year-round
1) 18,300 yen

 Details

Tour Outline

Course Name Tori-toge Pass & Maruyama Senmaida Course
Distance ~ 5 km
Time ~ 4 hours
(not including bus transport times)
Difficulty Intermediate
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Meeting Place Senmaida Tori-toge-iriguchi Bus Stop
Tour Ending Place Senmaida Tori-toge-iriguchi Bus Stop
Maps Maruyama Senmaida, Fuden-toge Pass 
Tour Map



Tour Options

OPTION 1
Meet Guide, TOUR STARTS 9:40
WALKING TOUR ENDS 14:10

 
Tour Options

OPTION 2 
Meet Guide, TOUR STARTS 12:00
WALKING TOUR ENDS 16:30
※ Please see Access information below.

Price Notice
※ Set price for up to 10 people per tour (1 guide).
※ 1,830 yen for each additional guest. (2,400 yen each with taxi option)
※ Price includes cost of guide's lunch.
Lunch
Lunch is not included in this tour. 
 
NOTE: Please prepare something before arriving to the meeting point as options are limited.
Notes
Please:
● wear appropriate clothing (long pants, socks, and hat recommended) and walking shoes.
● be prepared for rain.
● bring a lunch and drinks.

 Access

FROM KUMANO CITY

For the 9:40 Tour (train and bus required)
Take the Shingu-bound 8:23 train from Kumanoshi Station arriving 8:38 at JR Atawa Sta (240 yen, ~15 min).
Exit the station to the corner, turn right and walk to the Chomin Service Center bus stop (2 min). Wait at the bus stop across the street from the Pinne shopping center and board the "E" Hiradani-bound Kumano City bus departing 9:02 arriving 9:34 at Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop.
Return
Take the return bus to the Chomin Service Center near JR Atawa Station at 14:46 from the Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop on the "E" Kinanbyoin-bound Kumano City bus arriving at 15:18. 
Proceed to the JR Atawa Station to get to your next destination.

For the 12:00 Tour (direct bus)
Board the "A" Seiryuso Line Kumano City bus departing 11:25 from Kumanoshi Station arriving at Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop at 12:00.  
Return
Guests can return to Kumanoshi Station on the "A" Kinomoto Koko Line departing Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop at 17:44 (weekdays) or 16:59 (Saturdays, Sundays & holidays).

FROM SHINGU CITY

For the 9:40 Tour (train and bus required)
Take the Taki-bound 7:47 train from Kumanoshi Station arriving 8:03 at JR Atawa Sta (240 yen, ~15 min).
Exit the station to the corner, turn right and walk to the Chomin Service Center bus stop (2 min). Wait at the bus stop across the street from the Pinne shopping center and board the "E" Hiradani-bound Kumano City bus departing 9:02 arriving 9:34 at Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop.
Return
Take the return bus to the Chomin Service Center near JR Atawa Station at 14:46 from the Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop on the "E" Kinanbyoin-bound Kumano City bus arriving at 15:18. 
Proceed to the JR Atawa Station to get to your next destination.

For the 12:00 Tour (train and bus required)
Take either the local 7:47 Taki-bound train for Kumanoshi (arriving 8:22, 420 yen) or the 9:13 limited express Nanki 4 (arriving 9:32, 750 yen).
Board the "A" Seiryuso Line Kumano City bus departing 11:25 from Kumanoshi Station arriving at Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop at 12:00.  
Return
Guests can return to Kumanoshi Station on the "A" Kinomoto Koko Line departing Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop at 17:44 (weekdays) or 16:59 (Saturdays, Sundays & holidays).
 
ARRIVING BY CAR OR TAXI
 
Guests can park and meet the guide at the Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop for either the morning or afternoon tour. Parking is limited.
Taxis are available from Kumanoshi Station. Return trip arrangements from Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop are up to the guest.

HOTEL SHUTTLE

Some area accommodations (like Seiryuso) may provide shuttle service to Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop. Please ask at your accommodation.

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