JR Kii-Tanabe Station/Tanabe accommodation ~ Takijiri-oji/Takahara

Kumano Kodo Shuttle Service (Luggage Shuttle)


This luggage shuttle service is a convenient way to send your luggage from Tanabe to your accommodation in Takijiri or Takahara so you do not need to carry your bags onto the local bus.

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

Takijiri-oji is the spiritual entrance to the sacred Kumano Mountains and the start of the UNESCO World Heritage registered Nakahechi section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. This is a popular place to start walking.

Takahara is a ridge top settlement with beautiful panoramic views.

★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 wooden tag will be attached to your shipped luggage by Kumano Kodo Shuttle 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 ~ Takijiri-oji/Takahara(from 2023)
1 piece(s) 4,500 yen
2 piece(s) 4,500 yen
3 piece(s) 5,000 yen
4 piece(s) 6,000 yen
5 piece(s) 7,000 yen
6 piece(s) 7,800 yen
7 piece(s) 8,600 yen
8 piece(s) 9,400 yen
9 piece(s) 10,200 yen
10 piece(s) 11,000 yen
11 piece(s) 11,800 yen
12 piece(s) 12,600 yen
13 piece(s) 13,400 yen
14 piece(s) 14,200 yen
15 piece(s) 15,000 yen
16 piece(s) 15,800 yen
17 piece(s) 16,600 yen
18 piece(s) 17,400 yen
19 piece(s) 18,200 yen
20 piece(s) 19,000 yen
21 piece(s) 19,800 yen
22 piece(s) 20,600 yen
23 piece(s) 21,400 yen
24 piece(s) 22,200 yen
25 piece(s) 23,000 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 and 12:15
    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 
    ■ While filling out your application, select "By 10:00, 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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