Kumano Kodo Iseji Route, Tori-toge Pass & Maruyama Senmaida Course (with return taxi)

  • Maruyama Senmaida Rice paddies

  • Kodo Walkers Guides

  • Maruyama Senmaida Rice paddies

  • Maruyama paddies in fall

  • Maruyama paddies with spider lilies

  • Tori-toge Pass guardian deity

  • Tori-toge Pass stone path

  • Tori-toge Pass

Kodo Walkers

 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 Iriguchi 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.

Guests will then return to Kumanoshi Station via taxi.

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.

Please note: this tour includes a taxi. The taxi can not be canceled last minute without canceling the entire tour.

※ Guests must make their own way to the Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop (see Access information). 

 Price

Year-round
1) 24,400 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
What is a difficulty rating of walking trails?
Meeting Place Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop
Tour Ending Place Senmaida Tori-toge-iriguchi Bus Stop
※ Guide sees guest board taxi to Kumanoshi Sta.
or to Mihama
Maps  Maruyama Senmaida, Fuden-toge Pass
Tour Map



Tour Options

OPTION 1 (AM only)
Meet Guide, TOUR STARTS 9:40
WALKING TOUR ENDS 14:10
One-way taxi departure ~14:30
Tour Options

OPTION 2 (PM only)
Meet Guide, TOUR STARTS 12:00
WALKING TOUR ENDS 16:30
One-way taxi departure ~16:35
※ One-way return taxi included with tour to either JR Kumanoshi or JR Atawa stations (~30 min).

Price Notice
※ Set price for up to 10 people per tour (1 guide).
※ 2,440 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 taxi included with tour.

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 taxi included with tour.

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 taxi included with tour. NOTE: Taxi only returns guests to JR Atawa or JR Kumanoshi stations.

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 taxi included with tour. NOTE: Taxi only returns guests to JR Atawa or JR Kumanoshi stations.
 
ARRIVING BY TAXI OR HOTEL SHUTTLE
 
Taxis depart from Kumanoshi Station. 
NOTE: Only return taxi is included in the tour.
 
Some area accommodations (like Seiryuso) may provide shuttle service to Senmaida Tori-toge Iriguchi bus stop. Please ask at your accommodation.
Return taxi included with tour. NOTE: Taxi only returns guests to JR Atawa or JR Kumanoshi stations. 

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