Kumano Kodo, Koyasan & Kyoto

Koyasan Walking the Kumano Kodo Japan

Self-guided Kumano Kodo, Koyasan and Kyoto tour with a flexible itinerary

This self-guided Kumano Kodo trip starts off in Kyoto, exploring the many wonderful attractions of Japan’s cultural heartland. You will then visit Koyasan, home to 115 temples on a venerated Buddhist mountain and a chance to stay in an active monastery before you depart on the full Kumano Kodo walk along the Nakahechi route. As with other RAW Travel trips the days can be modified to suit your time schedule. For example, adding extra nights in Kyoto or Koyasan or reducing the duration by skipping an element – itineraries are flexible.

This is a self-guided Kumano Kodo trip and it can depart on dates of your choosing (subject to accommodation availability):

Outline itinerary
Day 1 | Arrive Kyoto
Day 2 | Explore Kyoto
Day 3 | Explore Kyoto
Day 4 | Kyoto to Koyasan
Day 5 | Explore Koyasan
Day 6 | Transfer Koyasan to Kii-Tanabe and tour orientation
Day 7 | Hike Takijiri to Tsugizakura (up to 18km)
Day 8 | Hike Tsugizakura to Kumano Hongu Taisha (up to 22km)
Day 9 | Explore Hongu area
Day 10 | Hike Hongu area to Koguchi (13km)
Day 11 | Hike Koguchi to Kumano Nachi Taisha (14.5km)
Day 12 | Conclusion of tour – depart Kii-Katsuura

Price AU$3290 per person based on twin share (single supplement $500)

The trip includes

Meet and greet in Kyoto
Pre-departure pack including track notes, information packs, maps and a Japanese phrasebook
JR Kansai Wide Area rail pass (5 days)
Accommodation in traditional Japanese guesthouses, twin share basis
Stay in a Buddhist monastery on Koyasan
Hotel accommodation in Kyoto
Meals included as listed in itinerary (refer to Raw Travel site – link below)
Luggage transfers on all trekking days
Briefing in Kii-Tanabe at start of your walk

For full trip notes and other details about this trip please visit the RAW Travel site by clicking here

Or Call us on (03) 5976 3763 and speak to one of our RAW Travel staff who’ve completed the trip