Journey to Kumano’s Spiritual Roots - 3 days

  • Daimon-zaka slope near Nachisan

  • Kumano amulet

  • Hosshinmon-oji

  • Kamikura-jinja

  • Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail

  • Morning sea of clouds

  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha

  • Sacred Kumano

  • Bento lunch box

  • Kumano Kodo Daimon-zaka

  • Site along Kumano Kodo

  • Nachi falls

  • Pilgrimage dress

  • Seiganto-ji temple in Nachisan

  • Kawayu Onsen

Local Package Tours

 Description

Journey to Kumano’s Spiritual Roots.

This highlight itinerary visits the two Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha) with short and scenic highlight walks.

Overnight at a hot spring village in the mountains (Kawayu Onsen) and on the coast (Katsuura Onsen) while dining on delicious local cuisine.

This itinerary focuses on the best sights and walks in a compact time frame- a great introductory visit to the sacred Kumano region of Japan.

 Price

Year-round
1 guest(s) 202,000 yen
2 guest(s) 250,000 yen
3 guest(s) 380,000 yen
4 guest(s) 428,000 yen
5 guest(s) 558,000 yen
6 guest(s) 606,000 yen
7 guest(s) 736,000 yen
8 guest(s) 784,000 yen
9 guest(s) 914,000 yen
10 guest(s) 962,000 yen

 Tour Overview

OUTLINE

Visit two Grand Shrines with short and scenic highlight walks.

Overnight in the mountain hot spring village of Kawayu Onsen, and the coastal Katsuura Onsen while dining on delicious, local cuisine.

Focus on the best sights and walks in this compact Kumano Kodo itinerary.

Join us for this once-in-a-life-time journey and make your visit to Kumano truly unique!

WHEN Year-round
ROUTE Osaka | Tanabe | Kawayu Onsen | Katsuura | Hongu | Nachisan | Osaka
DURATION 3 days & 2 nights
OVERNIGHT Kawayu Onsen,  Katsuura
ROOMS Twin shared
OVERALL LEVEL Highlight/Beginner
TYPE Day guided.
DAILY LUGGAGE SHUTTLE Available for all days.
RECOMMENDED FOR Those wanting shorter highlight walks on scenic portions of the Kumano Kodo.

INCLUDED

 Day guided by Kumano Kodo local guides

 Official Kumano Kodo Guide Book

 2 Nights of accommodation

 2 Suppers, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches

 Daily luggage shuttles (1 piece per guest)

 Transportation according to itinerary during the tour from arrival at Kii-Tanabe station to departure at Kii-Katsuura station.


NOT INCLUDED

 Train tickets to Kii-Tanabe before tour and train ticket from Kii-Katsuura at end of tour

 Transporation not included in the itinerary

 Miscellaneous personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, shopping, etc.

 Travel insurance (please purchase this before your trip)

NOTES

● The Kumano Kodo is a mountain trail with sections unpaved, uneven surfaces of dirt, roots and cobblestones.  Please wear appropriate footwear.

● For clothes it is best to bring layered clothes, such as a fleece jacket and an outer shell. Snow is rare in the mountains of the southern Kii peninsula, but if there are chances of freezing overnight.  More weather information.

● Some accommodations have shared facilities such as hot-spring baths.  Here is a detailed overview on how to take a Japanese bath

● Tour itinerary may change depending on local circumstances and/or weather.

Any questions? Contact us!

DAY 1

     Train from Osaka/Kyoto to Kii-Tanabe (~3 hr)

     Pick-up tour documents at Tanabe Tourist Information Center

     Drop off bags at KUMANO TRAVEL Support Center for luggage shuttle to accommodation

     Bus from Kii-Tanabe to Kawayu Onsen (~2 hr)

     Stay in Kawayu Onsen (Fujiya Ryokan, Kawayu Midoriya, or similar)

DAY 2
DAY 3

 Itinerary Map

 Highlights

Soak in Kawayu Onsen
A geological wonder: Hot spring in the river!
Eat local cuisine
Immerse yourself in Japan’s country side culinary traditions.
Stay in a diversity of accommodations
From hot spring Japanese inns in the mountains, to family run guest houses along the pilgrimage route:  There is a diversity of authentic lodging along the way
Walk Kumano Kodo
Ancient pilgrimage route network in the Kii mountains.
Day Guided
Journey with Kumano Kodo local guides.
Visit Kumano Hongu Taisha
One of the three Kumano grand shrines.
Visit Katsuura Onsen
Hot spring fishing port on Pacific coast.
Visit Kumano Nachi Taisha
Home to Japan’s tallest waterfall.
(OPTION) Exclusive Seasonal Tour of Hidden Nachisan
Join us on an exclusive seasonal hiking tour beyond the magnificent Nachi Waterfall to a mysterious, prohibited area of Nachisan’s sacred primeval landscape. The tour includes a forest and river hike to hidden waterfalls normal not accessible to the general public—a rare chance to experience this forbidden spiritual site!

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Exclusive Seasonal Tour of Hidden Nachisan*
62,000 yen/person based on two people in group.
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