My wife and I are planning to visit Kyoto around March 26 for a week and are thinking of spending 1-2 nights in the Kumano Kodo area. We're not as much of a hiker and are thinking of using the bus to take us to different shrines. But we should be fine with up to 2-4 hours of walking a day. One of our main reasons for visiting the the area is to enjoy the onsens here. And we definitely prefer to be in the hot spring together versus being separated into male and female areas.
Basically we want to take the bus from Tanabe to Hosshinmon-oji in the mountain, take a hike to Hongu Taisha, Fushiogami-oji and stay the night at Yunomine Onsen (or Kawayu) where we can enjoy the hot spring and stay the night.
Next day we'll either take the bus or the boat downstream to Shingu, visit the Shrine there, then take the bus to Nachi and to see the temple by the waterfall.
Take bus back to Tanabe and eat in one of the restaurants in Ajikoji.
Does this itinerary sound reasonable?