Sightseeing in Kyoto
Kumano Kodo Trail from Takijiri to Takahara
Kumano Kodo Trail from Takahara to Chikatsuyu
Kumano Kodo Trail from Chikatsuyu to Hongu
Kumano Kodo Trail from Ukegawa to Koguchi
Kumano Kodo Trail from Koguchi to Nachi-san
Kii-Katsuura and onwards by train to Osaka
Japan Kumano Kodo
Double Occupancy - standard hotels:
Double Occupancy - Upgraded hotels Kyoto & Osaka:
Single Supplement - standard hotels:
Single supplement is when 2 people or more are traveling together but require a single room. For Solo travelers, please inquire about supplement. LUGGAGE Transfers will also require a supplement, you have 2 choices; one very economical and the other more expensive. See the Hightlights tab.
・ standard-grade hotels, or upgraded hotels, in Kyoto and Osaka and our regular inns along the Kumano Kodo trail, all booked and pre-paid
・ train tickets from Kyoto to the trail and from the trail to Osaka (pay locally for bus journeys on Days 3, 5, 6, 8)
・ detailed day-by-day itinerary and walking directions
・ topographical maps
・ local telephone support
・ one day of private guiding in Kyoto
・ 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners (pay locally for drinks with meals, for lunches and for dinners in Kyoto and Osaka)
・ Daily luggage transfer is available as an optional extra service - see the Tour Highlights section.
Total length: 66km for 7 hiking days.
Train tickets between key cities included, you must pay other short local transport on hiking days as needed.
About Luggage Transfers:If your self-guided tour includes village-to-village trail walking, you will want to carry just a daypack on those days. There are two options for dealing with your main luggage while walking on the trail: Takkyubin Courier or Daily Luggage Transfer.
Level: Fit Level 4
On this trip we recommend:
- trekking shoes, well broken in - trekking poles - lightweight clothing that is wicking, convertable, sun protective - other nice to have items will be included in your packing list sent prior to travel A packing list is always sent at 60 days prior to travel. NOTE: luggage transfer is not automatically included in the trip price. There are 2 options, we recommend the one that uses local transport services in the region of this tour; it is very affordable and well done. This service moves bags ahead 2 days so that you will need to carry a day's worth of overnight items on your hikes. You should pack light and you won't need much at your hotel as some clothing is provided by your lodge owners. You should plan your pack in function of this. Some other things you may want to bring: - GPS - Smartphone with GPS app, and local SIM card for low cost calling - Hydration pack like the one shown - or a hydration bladder that fits in a larger day pack.
Our Destination guide will give you general travel info about this country; best time to travel, interesting sites, airports, weather, and more. We will include a PDF summary of this tour as well.