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Kumano Kodo with a teen

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Kumano Kodo with a teen

Our family of three (two adults and a young teen) is considering hiking part of the Kumano Kodo in March 2019. We have done half-day hikes but never a multi-day hike--something we have been wanted to do for a long time. Can someone recommend a good two to three-day route that would be suitable for beginners? We are in reasonably good shape and are planning to train for this.

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1. Re: Kumano Kodo with a teen

Nakahechi route is a reliable starter route. You could also break it up to hit the best parts:

1. Takijiri to Chikatsuyu (long first day!)

2. Bus and hike to Hongu

3. Boat to Shingu, see the shrine, train to Nachi, hike Daimonzaka, see the shrine. Very full day.

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2. Re: Kumano Kodo with a teen

Kumano Kodo hikes are not that hard. And possibly the 'teen' will prove stronger than you.

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3. Re: Kumano Kodo with a teen

Ogumotori and Kogumotori from Nachi Katsuura and Nachi Taisha Shrine to Kawayu/Yunomine Onsen via Koguchi can be recommended.

…tb-kumano.jp/en/kumano-kodo/pdf/Kumano-Kodo…

Kogumotori: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfsUFvbS1Yc

Ogumotori: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30QA6sZb2T0

Nachi Katsuura: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgcjO478JTo

Information on Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie, a lodging transformed from an old school: http://koguchi-house.info

Edited: 11 May 2018, 15:31
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