JR Kii-Tanabe Station/Tanabe accommodation ~ Chikatsuyu/Nonaka

  • JR Kii-Tanabe Station to Chikatsuyu/Nonaka area

  • Toganoki-jaya near Tsugizakura-oji

  • Takahara Kumano-jinja

  • Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route

Hikyaku Maruo (Luggage Shuttle)


Luggage shuttle service from Kii-Tanabe station or Tanabe accommodation to Chikatsuyu village located in the Hiki-gawa River valley on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Nonaka is a rural area located to the east of Chikatsuyu and is the site of Tsugizakura-oji.

You can meet the luggage shuttle staff in front of the JR Kii-Tanabe station.  This is convenient because then you do not need to take your luggage on the local bus to Takijiri.

This price plan is often used by pilgrims who are walking from Takijiri-oji to Chikatsuyu.  Takijiri-oji is a 40 minute local bus ride from Kii-Tanabe station.

★Service Availability★
Luggage shuttle service is unavailable from certain accommodations, mostly in the Tanabe city area. 
Please check the webpage of your desired accommodation on KUMANO TRAVEL before booking the luggage shuttle service. 

If you book an accommodation where transport is unavailable, you will be contacted about alternative arrangements for your luggage.

A tag will be attached to your shipped luggage by Hikyaku Maruo with all of your destination and identification information in Japanese.
Please do not remove the tag to ensure safe delivery of your bags. Thanks for your understanding.


JR Kii-Tanabe Station/Tanabe accommodation ~ Chikatsuyu/Nonaka
1 Piece(s) 6,160 yen
2 Piece(s) 6,160 yen
3 Piece(s) 7,260 yen
4 Piece(s) 8,360 yen
5 Piece(s) 9,460 yen
6 Piece(s) 10,560 yen
7 Piece(s) 11,660 yen
8 Piece(s) 12,760 yen
9 Piece(s) 13,860 yen
10 Piece(s) 14,960 yen
11 Piece(s) 16,060 yen
12 Piece(s) 17,160 yen
13 Piece(s) 18,260 yen
14 Piece(s) 19,360 yen
15 Piece(s) 20,460 yen
16 Piece(s) 21,560 yen



Before 20 days
No cancellation fee
8~20 days before
20% of total
2~7 days before
30% of total
Day before: until 17:00 (JST)
40% of total
Day before: after 17:00 (JST)
100% of total
Service Day
100% of total

● No refunds provided if guests do not meet service provider at the designated time and location.

● No refunds provided if the number of pieces of luggage is decreased or the route is shortened after 17:00 the day before.

● An extra fee will be charged if the number of pieces of luggage is increased or the distance of delivery increased.

● Due to reservation changes, if it is not possible to arrange transport with the same provider, arrangements will be made with a different provider. In this case, the first reservation will be cancelled and refunded, and the fixed cancellation fee will be charged if it applies. Then the new arrangement will be processed as a new reservation.
    ■ Pick-up and delivery are limited to accommodations booked ONLY via the KUMANO TRAVEL Community Reservation System in order to prevent problems such as accommodations refusing to accept luggage or loss in transit due to miscommunication.

    ■ Daily luggage shuttle service needs to be booked at least 10 days in advance.
    【JR Kii-Tanabe Station】
    ■ Luggage is collected from in front of Tanabe Tourist Information Center next to JR Kii-Tanabe Station. 
    ■ Tanabe Tourist Information Center doesn't run this luggage shuttle service. It is not possible to keep luggage at the center.
    Tanabe Tourist Information Center is only a meeting point for you and the carrie. The carrier will take luggage directly from the customer.
    ■ Luggage pick-up reception hours [7:45 a.m.][12:15 p.m.]
    While filling out your application, select time in the "Pick-up Time" section. 
    Other pick-up times can be arranged but the carrier may not be able to take your request.
    【Accommodations in Tanabe】
    ■ Please leave your luggage at the accommodation at check-out.
    ■ Luggage pick-up reception open until 10:00 a.m.  
    ■ While filling out your application, select "By10:00, Tanabe Accommodation " in the Pick-up Time section. 
    ■ Please be sure to attach a tag containing your name, phone number and email address to your luggage.
    ■ Put everything inside your bag and DO NOT attach anything, such as umbrellas or plastic bags.

    ■ Additional fees may be charged to luggage not satisfying these conditions.

    kumano kodo luggage shuttle bag conditions

    ■ Transport NOT available for:
          ● Valuable or fragile items
          ● Flammable, hazardous or dangerous materials
          ● Frozen or refrigerated foods/medicine
    ■ We are not responsible for any loss or damage that occurs during transport.


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