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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes

Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 739-26-9025
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Wonderful walking

I walked part of the Kumano with two teenagers. It was a wonderful experience even in the pouring... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Zimbo-oz
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Joburg
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Wonderful!

This is a gorgeous hike, not too difficult. Along the way are a number of shrines and explanatory... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cwarrenlaw
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“rural japan” (7 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I walked part of the Kumano with two teenagers. It was a wonderful experience even in the pouring rain. There were hardly any people around which made it so peaceful. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous hike, not too difficult. Along the way are a number of shrines and explanatory signs in English. Well-marked and interesting.

Thank cwarrenlaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing walk of 5 days not just pure nature at its best but being able to experience rural Japan..the homestay ..the food.. the hospitality ! WOW !!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A hot day but the forest is still cool for this walk. Starting near Hoshinmon-oji shrine (by bus) and finishing at the much bigger Hongu Taisha shrine; about 7 kilometres walk, largely on the level. In early June, the large white and pink sweet-scented lilies...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did three legs of the Kumano Koda trail, over three days, with the third day walking in the heavy rain, and feet slushing through the rivers of water running along the trail. Never cold, just with respect to. Great trails, great views, always well...More

Thank rossadam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

如果你喜歡健行,那麼你一定得來熊野古道。 如果你已經走完了西班牙朝聖之路,那你也應該來走這裡讓你自己領取雙朝聖之路證書。 整個古道非常棒,大樹、高山、清新的空氣、友善的人們,你一定也會愛上這裡的。 記得帶上食物和水,路上沒有太多地方可以讓你補給 If you like hiking, you can't miss Kumano Kodo. If you had finished Camino de Santiago, you have to come and finish Kumano Kodo as well to get the Dual Pilgrim certification. The walking is great. Trees, mountains, fresh air, friendly...More

Thank smallove
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very different impressions: street walking, hiking on very smal trails, shrines at the side... It was great to walk even parts of it. Don't miss the stamps ;)

Thank sigsiko
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I have been thinking about hiking the Kumano Kodo for many years and finally pulled the trigger this year as part of a birthday present to myself. Although I didn't manage to hike the entire trail, mainly due to time constraints and a few planning...More

2  Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is an attraction for people from around the world, and deservedly so for its natural beauty and the shrines. Be prepared for some walking, but not really arduous. Very beautiful.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Most visitors take a short cut without going through the routes but directly to the shrine by bus or car, but we walked about 45 minutes along the ancient routes about have been to reach the beautiful wooden shrines. Unfortunately the shrine being renovated so...More

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jonkrieger89
12 July 2018|
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Response from tarostra | Reviewed this property |
You’ll be walking through forests on well marked but sometimes uneven paths. It can be slippery (and after rain there are a few bits that turn into tiny streams - nothing dangerous though) so waterproof walking boots are... More
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Samantha M
6 April 2018|
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We used Raw Travel, which is an Australian based travel group to book our trip. They were fantastic. They provided us with very thorough trip notes and booked our accommodation and our luggage transfer from village to... More
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