Walking the Kumano Kodo Trail

Kumano KodoWalk the Kumano Kodo in Japan with InsideJapan!

The Kumano Kodo is a spectacular pilgrimage route in Japan. The network of ancient pathways, comprised of four main trails, creates a unique journey crossing the Kii Mountains and taking in the southern tip of Wakayama Prefecture.

Below are a few self guided adventures that will let you include hiking part of the trail into your Japan itinerary. These are just to give you an idea of what is available, we can work with you and the experts at InsideJapan to put together a unique and tailor-made itinerary that meets your activity level. Contact us to find out more.

Kumano Kodo three-night module (gentle walking) – 3 nights from $1609pp* twin share

This short walking module introduces the Kumano Kodo network of pilgrimage routes with a series of gentle hikes punctuated by stays in traditionl countryside inns and visits to some of the area’s famous shrines.

Kumano Kodo four-night module (intermediate hiking) – 4 nights from $1813pp* twin share

This walking module offers five days exploring part of the Kumano Kodo, one of the most beautiful and mystical corners of Japan, with some moderately challenging walking opportunities and plenty of chances to relax and appreciate your surroundings.

Kumano Kodo three-night module (advanced hiking) – 4 nights from $980pp* twin share

This short but challenging hiking module, which introduces you to the ancient pilgrimage trails of the Kumano Kodo, can be added to just about any Self-Guided Adventure that visits Kyoto. This advanced walking module traverses the Kii Peninsula from the small city of Kii-Tanabe to Kii-Katsuura in the east. You’ll be attacking some of the more challenging sections of the Kumano Kodo trail network, including some great ridge-walking sections, amazing views from local observation points, and an impressive stone staircase on Mount Nachi.

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