Kumano Kodo Spiritual Roots - 3 days | Highlight/Beginner
Local Package Tours
DescriptionKumano Kodo Spiritual Roots.
This highlight itinerary visits up to three Grand Shrines 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.
|Weekday and Weekend|
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 (Except for Golden Week, Obon and New Year's holiday)|
|ROUTE||Tanabe | Kawayu Onsen | Katsuura | Hongu | Nachisan|
|DURATION||3 days & 2 nights|
|OVERNIGHT||Kawayu Onsen, Katsuura|
|ROOMS||Single or Twin|
|TYPE||Self-guided (No tour conductor)|
|DAILY LUGGAGE SHUTTLE||Available for all days.|
|RECOMMENDED FOR||Those wanting shorter highlight walks on scenic portions of the Kumano Kodo.|
Official Kumano Kodo Guide Book
Tour Briefing with Kumano Travel staff at TANABE Tourist Information Center
2 Nights of accommodation (Including onsen tax)
2 Suppers, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches
Daily luggage shuttles (1 piece per guest)
Miscellaneous personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, shopping, etc.
Travel insurance (please purchase this before your trip)
● 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
Meet the luggage shuttle man at TANABE Tourist Information Center for luggage shuttle to accommodation
Bus from Kii-Tanabe to Kawayu Onsen (~2 hr)
Stay in Kawayu Onsen (Fujiya Ryokan or Kawayu Midoriya)
- DAY 2
Bus from Kawayu Onsen to Hosshinmon-oji (~30 min)
Walk Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha (~7 km, ~3 hrs)
Visit Kumano Hongu Taisha and Oyunohara
Bus from Kumano Hongu Taisha to Hayatama Taisha-mae (~60 min)
Visit Kumano Hayatama Taisha
Bus from Hayamata Taisha-mae to Kii-Katsuura (30~50 min)
Stay in Katsuura (Hotel Urashima)
※If Nisshokan or Nagisakan at Hotel Urashima is not avaialable, we will book Honkan at Hotel Urashima or standard Japanese style room with ensuite toilet & bath at Katsuura Gyoen
- DAY 3
Bus from Kii-Katsuura to Daimon-zaka (~20 min)
Walk Daimon-zaka to Kumano Nachi Taisha (~1.5 km, ~1 hr)
Visit Kumano Nachi Taisha
Bus from Nachi to Kii-Katsuura (~30 min)
Train from Kii-Katsuura to Shin-Osaka