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Kumano Kodo trekking tour in Japan (4 days)

Trekking tour in Japan
Trekking tour in Japan
Trekking tour in Japan
Trekking tour in Japan

Join one of the certified mountain guides at Kumano Kodo Guides and enjoy a thrilling 4-day Kumano Kodo trekking tour in Japan! Discover sacred sites and stunning landscapes on an unforgettable adventure!


4 Days

All year


All levels


* Visit over 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites sacred to Japanese Buddhism and Shinto

* Stay at family-run Ryokan Inns in beautiful hot-spring towns

* Enjoy hiking through some of Japan’s most beautiful areas


Discover one of the four Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes in Japan on a unique 4-day adventure. Explore silent forests, rushing river rapids, a peaceful ocean-side trail, and the stunning Nachi waterfall on a thrilling trekking tour in Japan.

The Kumano Kodo is a UNESCO world heritage pilgrimage route that leads to the awe-inspiring Kumano Hongu Shrine. This ancient Shinto shrine is located in the rugged mountains of the Kii Peninsula of Japan. Pilgrims have walked to this shrine for over 1,000 years.  On this trekking tour in Japan, we will get the chance to go down this route and explore the country’s natural beauty as well as some of its most sacred sites.

The entire trip will take place in rural Japan. Therefore, we will enjoy staying in very traditional and simple Ryokan inns where we will have the chance to try delicious local cuisine. Additionally, many of these inns also have in-house onsen hot springs, perfect for recovering after a long day outdoors. Our tour will combine both hiking and sightseeing. Please keep in mind that one of our tour days will be spent entirely hiking, therefore, you will need a good fitness level.

So, are you ready to discover some of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes and sacred places? Then book your place now and join us on this unique 4-day Kumano Kodo trekking adventure!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Price also includes map and trail information. It does not include 8% tax. Prices may fluctuate depending on accommodation and season.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Cypress Karuizawa Karuizawa Japan
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APA Hotel Karuizawa Ekimae Karuizawa Japan
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Karuizawa Prince Hotel Karuizawa Japan
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About the guide

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Tour Operator

Kumano Kodo Guides is an English speaking, outdoor and cultural touring company that began as an offshoot to its much larger parent company, Fuji Mountain Guides. The Kumano region is rich in spirituality and history, and for that reason we keep our guiding operation very small to ensure that we provide you with the most meaningful, educational and culturally immersive experience during your stay.

Our professional guides, while native English speakers, were born and raised in Japan and have a deep appreciation for and understanding of Japanese culture, language and history. We focus exclusively on the Kumano region because we want to stay away from the crowds, steeped in nature and sustained through the generosity of those we meet along the way.


Japanese | English

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