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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes

Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 739-26-9025
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Nice experience

If you are planning to do the kumano kodo I strongly suggest going first to the tourist information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Wonderful walking

I walked part of the Kumano with two teenagers. It was a wonderful experience even in the pouring... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
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"japanese culture"
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"weather was perfect"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"tree roots"
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"collect stamps"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are planning to do the kumano kodo I strongly suggest going first to the tourist information centre in tanabe as they will explain to you everything you will need and give you a map of the trail. The trail itself is in good...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I walked part of the Kumano with two teenagers. It was a wonderful experience even in the pouring rain. There were hardly any people around which made it so peaceful. Highly recommend

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is a gorgeous hike, not too difficult. Along the way are a number of shrines and explanatory signs in English. Well-marked and interesting.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Amazing walk of 5 days not just pure nature at its best but being able to experience rural Japan..the homestay ..the food.. the hospitality ! WOW !!!

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

A hot day but the forest is still cool for this walk. Starting near Hoshinmon-oji shrine (by bus) and finishing at the much bigger Hongu Taisha shrine; about 7 kilometres walk, largely on the level. In early June, the large white and pink sweet-scented lilies...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We did three legs of the Kumano Koda trail, over three days, with the third day walking in the heavy rain, and feet slushing through the rivers of water running along the trail. Never cold, just with respect to. Great trails, great views, always well...More

Thank rossadam
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

如果你喜歡健行,那麼你一定得來熊野古道。 如果你已經走完了西班牙朝聖之路,那你也應該來走這裡讓你自己領取雙朝聖之路證書。 整個古道非常棒,大樹、高山、清新的空氣、友善的人們,你一定也會愛上這裡的。 記得帶上食物和水,路上沒有太多地方可以讓你補給 If you like hiking, you can't miss Kumano Kodo. If you had finished Camino de Santiago, you have to come and finish Kumano Kodo as well to get the Dual Pilgrim certification. The walking is great. Trees, mountains, fresh air, friendly...More

Thank smallove
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Very different impressions: street walking, hiking on very smal trails, shrines at the side... It was great to walk even parts of it. Don't miss the stamps ;)

Thank sigsiko
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

I have been thinking about hiking the Kumano Kodo for many years and finally pulled the trigger this year as part of a birthday present to myself. Although I didn't manage to hike the entire trail, mainly due to time constraints and a few planning...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is an attraction for people from around the world, and deservedly so for its natural beauty and the shrines. Be prepared for some walking, but not really arduous. Very beautiful.

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jonkrieger89
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Response from Saranger | Reviewed this property |
Shipping luggage is very easy if booked in advance through the Tanabe Kumano Kodo travel agency tb-kumano. We did and it was a breeze! It’s expensive (about $20/bag) but so very worth it.
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We used Raw Travel, which is an Australian based travel group to book our trip. They were fantastic. They provided us with very thorough trip notes and booked our accommodation and our luggage transfer from village to... More
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