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Kumano Kodo

Nakahechicho / Hongucho /Nachikatsuuracho, 646-0000
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3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Including...
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a fantastic hike and was a highlight of our trip. We began the walk from Kirin-o-sato guesthouse (Marker 7) and over two days walked as far as Hongu (marker 75). We stayed overnight in Tsugizakura-oji. The walk was more strenuous than expected, though...More

7  Thank jgp1991
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our Kumano Kodo pilgrimage started in Koyasan after an overnight stay in a Buddhist temple. Via the Kohechi route we reached the Hongu Taisha shrine in four long days. Continuing on for another two days on the Nakahechi route we arrived at our end point,...More

5  Thank ILX959
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This walk is a wonderful blend of traditional Japanese life style fantastic Japanese food and hospitality and a physical challenge We did the walk over 6 days with a days break in the middle For fit people it could be done in 4 but we...More

6  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I hike the whole Nakahechi 3-Day hike with my friend. It was one of the hardest and coolest things I've ever done. The first day we hiked from the pilgrimage center to Takahara. It was all uphill and tough, but oh so gorgeous! We loved...More

7  Thank TakingTheBigBreak428
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We took the "imperial route" from Tanabe through Hongu to Shingu, and we did it in 3 days (with 10+ hours walking each day). So, it is a very long hike, steadily going up and down through deep woods and alongside crystal clear water. Along...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

We didn't have a lot of time left in our Japan travels so we did the one day hike: the Hongu Loop. Starting in Yunomine Onsen, we walked up a hill and through a forest, spotting a huge toad, forest crabs and Japanese macaques on...More

5  Thank Earthstuff
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We researched this online , and trained for the walk, but were nevertheless surprised at the difficulty of some sections of the walk from Takajira to Hongu Taisha. Make sure you keep to the Kumono Kodo path at road crossings, it is very well posted...More

2  Thank enjoyingitnow
Reviewed 22 July 2016

It's a tough trail, if you do it alone. Not because it's spooky and there are wild animals around, but if something happens, you are very far away from getting any help. On some parts of it I would not meet a single soul for...More

7  Thank Tanja S
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I had never heard of the Kumano Kodo, but I knew I would be in Osaka for a business trip and was looking for a bit of a walking holiday after. Once I did my research, I planned the trip myself and booked accommodation to...More

10  Thank debiddo
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This was on my bucket list to do before I left Japan. Start early, depending on your speed and also check out the elevations too to estimate how long you need. Don't expect it to be easy, but it's an amazing and refreshing experience.

1  Thank Jo S
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16 August 2017|
Response from roadtoad2000 |
I was able to do this a week before and was very concerned about the lack of accommodations. However, my guesthouse was able to arrange places to stay at the last minute... One was at a trailer park (but very safe and I had... More

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