2 Days Kumano Kodo trekking, Japan

2 days trekking tour of Kumano Kodo with JMGA guide to enjoy ancient Japanese pilgrimage route in Kii mountain range.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Kii Mountain Range

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy trekking in a World Heritage Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Route.

  • Explore quiet forests and feel the sacred atmosphere of ancient Japan.

  • Learn about the local culture and nature.

 

Do you want to enjoy trekking on one of a World Heritage Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes?

This is a great opportunity for trekking of Kumano Kodo. Kumano Kodo is the ancient Japanese Shinto pilgrimage route. I am a JMGA guide and also Shugendo monk. I will take you to Kumano Nachi Taisha that is Shinto Shrine.

Please enjoy trekking in quiet forests that still have the sacred atmosphere of ancient Japan. This 2 days tour is for those who love to have an unforgettable experience and learn about Kumano culture and nature.

The route will be from Hongu to Nachi Taisha, getting through Kogumo-torigoe to Oogumo-torigoe. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Koguchi village or Shizen-no-ie (it means Nature House, inn uses old school building).

Are you ready for this trekking in Kumano? Send the request to book your place now and enjoy it with a small group of participants.

Also, I lead this 4-day trek in Oomine Okugakemichi. Check it out!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
80000 JPY

Group of 2
40000 JPY

Group of 3
26666 JPY

Group of 4
26250 JPY

Group of 5
26000 JPY

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The guide will prepare First Aid Kit. Excluded from Price: Accommodation Fee *JPY9,000 (1-night stay with 2 meals and Day-2's lunch bento)
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Trek to Koguchi

    We will meet at B&B Café Hongu at 9:30 a.m. And we will go to the trailhead and start our tour. After having lunch, we will come to Koguchi around 3:00 p.m. Then, we will stay at Guest house or Inn (Shizen-no-ie).

  • Day 2Kumano Nachi Taisha

    We will start today’s walk at 8:00 a.m. Around 12:00, we will take lunch. Then, we will arrive at Kumano Nachi Taisha, which is a Shinto shrine and part of the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range of Japan. Our tour will end at 4:00 p.m.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

B&B Café Hongu

Accommodation

Guest House in Koguchi Village or Shizen-no-ie (Nature House) Inn

More info

This tour is for Elementary school student over.

Elementary and Junior high school students need to be with their guardians.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a local guide in Kumano and also a certified JMGA mountain guide. Being in the mountains and in the nature has always been my passion - trekking in the hills and mountains of the Kansai region in my childhood, riding bikes around Australia for 3 years in my youth, and am very passionate about different activities related to the mountains such as kayaking, rafting, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, mountaineering and rock climbing. I’ve done numerous white water river kayaking and sea kayaking in New Zealand and in the US, and have done some first descents too.

I started my mountain career at a Japanese outdoors gear company, Montbell, then started my own outdoors gear brand called Finetrack in 2004. But I then wanted to become the actual connection between people and the nature, and also through my experiences abroad, I wanted to be able to communicate the wonders of Japanese nature to the world directly and thus became a mountain guide myself.

Japan is bombarded by the rigor of the nature. We have volcanoes, are right in the middle of the paths of numerous hurricanes, and rugged mountains forming at the edges of tectonic plates. These have been treated as sacred places in Japanese ancient beliefs and religions.
I am also a practitioner of Buddhism “Shugendo” (ancient mountain worship) and am a certified “Sendatsu” - trainer of Shugendo (aka mountain priest). I’d like to be able to tell you these stories so that you can better understand and ‘feel' the Japanese nature through history and culture.
It interesting to me that these mountains, rivers and the sea is not just a part of the nature but has always been the subject of faith.

Contact me if you’re interested in learning more about the mountain worship culture and to join me on a trek of Kumano with a lot of background stories!

 
 

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