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Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

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Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Group Tour | Active       Tour Code: GTS3579447     3 reviews

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

9 days 8 nights

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from USD $3395.00 (Limit to 13 guests)
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Single Supplement:

USD $300.00
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

Spring is one of the most popular times to travel on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail, a famous pilgrimage route. Being one of the most comfortable times to hike the trail, you can enjoy a beautifully varied hike throughout the mountainous range that lies south of Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. Spend four days on the well-preserved trail while traveling through deep valleys, mountains, and small villages. During your journey, rest at comfortable family-run inns, enjoy the local foo... View More

Spring is one of the most popular times to travel on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail, a famous pilgrimage route. Being one of the most comfortable times to hike the trail, you can enjoy a beautifully varied hike throughout the mountainous range that lies south of Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. Spend four days on the well-preserved trail while traveling through deep valleys, mountains, and small villages. During your journey, rest at comfortable family-run inns, enjoy the local food, soak in natural hot springs, and visit various shrines. On your trek, visit three great Kumano Shrines – Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Let your English-speaking guide walk you through this ancient trail.

Begin your journey in the city of Kyoto, where you will take the train south along the coast and spend four days hiking the Nakahechi Trail, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a day mid-way through your journey to relax with a pleasant ride along the Kumano River to Hayatama Taisha Shrine. Afterwards, we will cross the Kii Peninsula on foot heading towards the eastern fishing town, Katsuura. The small town in spring can be seen decorated with cherry blossom trees. With a two-night stay at a hot-spring hotel along with an extra optional day of hiking, you will be able to relax and rejuvinate. Travel back to Kyoto by train to complete your journey. Enjoy the spring season and let All Japan Tours take care of the details along with your luggage transfers, breakfasts, and dinners.

Activity Level: Strenuous
Our strenuous tours contain several days of trail walking, with some days up to six hours or more of walking. There is significant ascent and/or descent on uneven terrain.

Who is a Strenuous tour designed for?
- We recommend strenuous tours for anyone who does regular full-day walking or hiking, and is comfortable walking for extended periods of time.
- We recommend our strenuous tours for people who are already fit and active.

Accommodations
This itinerary contains overnight stays at Western Hotels, Ryokans, and Minshukus. Ryokans and Minshukus are more traditional accommodations, with a more casual hospitality than you will find at a hotel. At both a Ryokan and a Minshuku, you will stay in a simply furnished room and sleep on a futon, which is laid on a tatami mat.
Some Ryokans may have private bathrooms attached to your room, but others only have public bathrooms used by all the guests. Minshukus usually offer only a public bathroom – meaning either a smaller bathroom used one guest at a time, or larger bathrooms separated by gender (male & female), and designed to be used by multiple guests at once.


Destinations

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto

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