Kumano Highlights

Japan hiking walking Kumano kodo

Kumano Kodo highlights


This itinerary is perfect for those who wish to explore the beautiful Kumano region combining walking with other activities and explorations. Walk from Takijiri-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha over 2 days, explore the beautiful Hongu region, take a traditional boat ride down to Shingu before finishing up in the coastal fishing village of Kii-Katsuura.


Outline itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Kii-Tanabe - tour orientation | Meals: -
Day 2 | Hike Takijiri to Tsugizakura (~18km) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 | Hike Tsugizakura to Kumano Hongu Taisha (~21km)| Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 | Free day to explore Hongu area | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 | Traditional boat ride Hongu area to Shingu - overnight Kii-Katsuura | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 | Conclusion of tour - Depart Kii-Katsuura | Meals: Breakfast


Price $1820 per person based on twin share, single supplement $250

This Kumano Kodo trip includes:

  • 1 night in Kii-Tanabe (twin share, ensuite)
  • 3 nights in traditional Japanese guesthouses (twin share, shared bathroom)
  • 1 night in Kii-Katsuura (guesthouse, twin share – can be upgraded to a seaside resort)
  • Traditional boat ride from Hongu area to Shingu
  • Daily meals included as listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers on the Kumano Kodo on all trekking days and from Hongu area to Kii-Katsuura
  • Briefing in Kii-Tanabe at the start of your walk
  • Pre-departure pack including Kumano Kodo guidebook, track notes, maps and a Japanese phrasebook (1 pack per 2 clients travelling together)

For further details or to book visit rawtravel.com or call us on (03) 5976 3763 and speak to one of our Kumano Kodo experts who've walked the trail for first hand advice