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Address: Nakahechicho / Hongucho /Nachikatsuuracho, 646-0000
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Wonderful short walk

I only had a few days spare in my Japan itinerary but wanted to check out the area. Fabulous! Travelled solo and no Japanese language skills but managed to get the train to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2014
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Fremantle, Australia
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Fremantle, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I only had a few days spare in my Japan itinerary but wanted to check out the area. Fabulous! Travelled solo and no Japanese language skills but managed to get the train to Kiitanabe from Kyoto (back to Nara) and then the bus to the area. I enjoyed the journey to the area as felt as though I gained an... More 

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Perth, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We walked for 4.5 days from Takijiri to Nachi-san. A tough but very enjoyable walk. The countryside is pristine, walking through beautiful woodlands. We booked our trip through Oku Japan, but believe that Tanabe City is also very helpful if you contact them. The accommodation is very traditional - expect to stay in tatami mat rooms, make your own futon... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Over 6 days (with a rest day at Yunomoine Onsen) we walked the Kohechi route of the Kumano Kodo trail from Koyasan to Nachisan. It seems that many people are scared off this trail because it is tough - walking for 7 to 8 hours each day over high passes with steep ups and downs. But would we do it... More 

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Kobe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Kumano area contains several important shrines and temples for pilgrimage, and the practice is more than 1000 years old. Pilgrimage depends on the societal fabric that provides reasonable safety and facilities for travelling pilgrims, and the history proves the presence of such fabric in Japan from ancient times. Of course, there were times of social upheaval, and pilgrimage declined at... More 

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Galicia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

We did Kohechi and a part of Nakahechi way walking for seven days and we recomend everybody to do the same. It was a really good experience, specially because of the kind hospitality of all japanise people that we found there. Landscape was wonderful,too and we wer lucky about the weather. Almost no rain . We did a blog: http://kumanokodo2010.blogspot.com... More 

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