Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage

Kumano Kodo
6 day / 5 night self-guided pilgrimage
From $1999 per person based on double occupancy

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage


6 Days, 5 Nights

Perhaps Japan’s most remote and rewarding pilgrimages, the Kumano Kodo hiking route weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka. The trail was once reserved for emperors and samurai but is now open to all pilgrims.  Along the way are plenty of picturesque shrines, towering trees and Japan’s tallest waterfall. Like the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Kumano Kodo has World Heritage status. Although your luggage will be transferred each day, the ability to walk at least 4 hours comfortably, on a route that is hilly, includes some steep climbs and areas of uneven, rocky terrain, is recommended.


  • Follow in the footsteps of Japan’s Imperial family on the Kumano Kodo Trail
  • Walk through stunning rural scenery - Japan as it once was
  • Relax in an outdoor bath at Yunomine Onsen
  • Explore the Grand Shrine at Hongu
  • Sumptuous evening meals beautifully presented in traditional minshuku


  • Rail tickets Yuasa to Tanabe & Shingu to Kyoto or Osaka
  • Taxi transfer Tanabe station to trail head
  • 5 nights trail accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Comprehensive Route booklet
  • Baggage transfer
  • 24 hour English language emergency support 

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge


Departs daily except for the following black out dates:
August 1 – 31
Dec 28 – Jan 4


From $1999 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates and surcharges may apply Thu-Sat and during special events and Holidays. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (6/29/22) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed.  CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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