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Tough Woe

This hike is not for the fainthearted. Hiking boots, poles, and guys required. Beauty, nature and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert B
Port Hueneme, California
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Beautiful walk

This is a beautiful walk. Bit steep in places but not too difficult. I've walked the camino, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This hike is not for the fainthearted. Hiking boots, poles, and guys required. Beauty, nature and spiritually abound. Go in fall, nice and Cool

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful walk. Bit steep in places but not too difficult. I've walked the camino, and this is much easier and very scenic. The Kumano Travel people who take the bookings were incredibly helpful. We stayed one night in the Happiness cottage in...More

Thank ColinRichardBowles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having done the Inca Trail some years ago and being inspired by it's beauty I am now pleased to be doing a few days walking in this beautiful place. A must for any avid walker!!!

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The routes were clearly marked and definitely worth the trek. Some parts can get a bit slippery or tricky due to the stones, roots and the fact that it does rain a lot in the area but the sceneries are gorgeous. Near most shrines you...More

Thank LuciaA2113
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Our Kumano Kodo experience were cut short because of typhoon Jebi. We were only able to walk for 1 day to Organic hotel Kirino-Sato Takahara withtyphoon Jebi forecasted to hit hard on Wakayama in 2 days. This first day walk is mostly steep climbs, slippery...More

1  Thank Kim H
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We hiked the Nakahechi trail between Takijiri and Nachi in August - terrible heat (90-100 F) but so beautiful. Do not miss Nachi - it is the culmination of the entire trek.

Thank gwashley
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

If you are planning to do the kumano kodo I strongly suggest going first to the tourist information centre in tanabe as they will explain to you everything you will need and give you a map of the trail. The trail itself is in good...More

5  Thank Guide559022
Reviewed 11 July 2018 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

2  Thank Zimbo-oz
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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.

1  Thank cwarrenlaw
Reviewed 9 July 2018 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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Response from jeffOnTheRoad2010 | Reviewed this property |
The paths I hiked on were broad enough that being scratched by plants would not be an issue.
12 July 2018|
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Response from Saranger | Reviewed this property |
Shipping luggage is very easy if booked in advance through the Tanabe Kumano Kodo travel agency tb-kumano. We did and it was a breeze! It’s expensive (about $20/bag) but so very worth it.
Samantha M
6 April 2018|
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Response from crissycat_12 | Reviewed this property |
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