Sacred Kumano Kodo Private Tour Package (5d/4n)

Sacred Kumano Kodo Private Tour Package (5d/4n)

Sacred Kumano Kodo Private Tour Package (5d/4n)

Have you always wanted to complete a part of a pilgrimage surrounded by forests and far away from the busy world? Our Sacred Kumano Kodo Private Tour Package offers an escape from daily life with a spiritual experience in the middle of nature.

Sacred Kumano Kodo Private Tour Package (5d/4n)

Kumano Kodo Tour Highlights

Kumano is an isolated sacred site of healing and salvation. It embodies the spiritual origins of Japan and has been a pilgrimage destination for centuries. The steep, lush mountains of the Kii Peninsula are blessed with a rich cultural and natural heritage. Walking the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route will be an unforgettable experience for you. Here are the special features of the tour:

1. You will walk the main trail of Kumano Kodo connecting the two most important Kumano shrines; Kumano Hongu Taisha and Nachi Taisha.

2. You can enjoy hot spring baths on days 3 and 4. After a long walk, there is nothing like a hot spring to relax your body.

3. This is a self-guided tour* for groups of 2 or more. We will take care of the details of the tour such as accommodation and meals where necessary and prepare an English hiking map for you. It will be easy to follow the trail with this map.

*We also offer this tour with English speaking guide

Best Season for the Kumano Kodo Tour

Spring is a great season for walking the Kumano Kodo; most of the snow will have melted away, and temperatures will be milder than in winter. You will also be able to avoid the heat and humidity of summer, so you will have enough energy to walk the challenging route.

Fall is also a great season for walking the Kumano Kodo; the heat and humidity of summer will have disappeared, and temperatures will be very comfortable for strenuous hiking. There also won’t be any snowfall at all.

Please be informed that the Kumano Kodo is mainly a dirt road with a lot of inclines and declines. You will walk 14-20 km every day and on the last day, the total elevation gain is 1,260 meters. You need to be in reasonable shape to be able to complete the tour.


Kumano Kodo Tour Date and Price

Arrival and Departure: Starts and ends at Shin-Osaka Station
Tour date: as this is a private tour, you can set your own date
Tour price: USD 550 (self-guided, includes accommodation and some meals)

For a guided tour, we can provide you with a private English-speaking guide for the whole tour, the tour fee then becomes USD 1,980 per person (2 persons) or USD 1,380 per person (4 persons). The guide will pick you up at your hotel in Osaka and also drop you off in Osaka after the tour ends.

Your train fee, bus fee, and admission fees are included in the price.


Kumano Kodo Tour Highlights

Day 1: Shin Osaka – Kii Tanabe

  • Express Train Kuroshio

Day 2: Kii Tanabe – Kumano Kodo – Tsugizakura Oji

  • Takijiri Oji
  • Plum Ice Cream
  • Gyubadoji Statue

Day 3: Tsugizakura Oji – Kumano Kodo – Kumano Hongu Shrine – Kawayu

Day 4: Kawayu – Kumano Kodo – Natchi (Shrine & Waterfalls) – Nachi Katsuura

  • Funami-toge
  • Nachi Taisha Shrine
  • Nachi Waterfalls

Day 5: Nachi Katsuura – Shin Osaka


Itinerary

Day 1: Shin Osaka – Kii Tanabe

Day 2: Kii Tanabe – Takijiri Oji – Kumano Kodo – Tsugizakura Oji

Day 3: Tsugizakura Oji – Kumano Hongu Shrine – Kawayu

Day 4: Kawayu – Kumano Kodo – Nachi (Shrine & Waterfalls) – Nachi Katsuura

Day 5: Nachi Katsuura – Shin Osaka


INCLUDED

  • 1 night Western-style accommodation, 3 nights Japanese-style accommodation (*hotel type is subject to change)
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (4 breakfasts, 2 lunch, and 3 dinners). We will provide bento boxes for lunch on days 3 and 4.

EXCLUDED

  • International airfares
  • Transportation to Osaka
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

EXTENDED PLAN

You can extend your vacation before/after the tour in Sapporo, Tokyo, Osaka, or other areas. We can provide you with an extension of your stay in the same hotel as during the tour for an extra 15,000 yen ~ per night, per person. We can also help you plan your additional days. Please contact us for more details.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Arrival/Departure: The tour starts and ends at Shin-Osaka Station. If you need a hotel and transfer, we can arrange them upon request.
Meal Requests: Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
Please note that the tour schedule and prices are subject to change without notice


CANCELLATION POLICY

>46 days prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
<3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee



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