- Length of trail 258 km, 160 miles
- Length in days 13 days
- Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
- Hut tour grading T1, Walk
258 km, divided into 23 legs
Kumano Kodo is the pilgrimage road that leads to Kumano Sanzan: the three grand shrines of Kumano - Hongu-taisha, Hayatama-taisha, Nachi-taisha. Kumano is located on the Kii-peninsula south of Kyoto and Osaka.
The trails (it's a collection of them) are very old, dating back to the 17th century. Often, the cobblestones you are walking on, have carried the feet of centuries of pelgrims.
The temples are located lovely in the dense forests of the Kii Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Best time is spring, when flowers bloom. Winter and autumn are good too. Summer is pretty hot.
- Kumano Kodo Trail (Walk only) Self Guided Walking Holiday
- Self guided village to village walk on the Kumano Kodo trail to the Kumano shrines on the Kii Peninsula. Following in the footsteps of 11th century imperial pilgrims you will experience authentic rural Japan as you follow the Kumano pilgrims trail to the Grand Shrines of Kumano. This tour is ideal if you are making your own arrangements for the... Read more
- Kumano Kodo - Kyoto to Osaka Self Guided Walking Holiday
- Self guided village to village walk on the Kumano Kodo trail to the Kumano shrines on the Kii Peninsula. Walk the 11th century Kumano Kodo pilgrim’s trail through rural Japan to the three grand shrines of Kumano. Walking from village to village, staying in authentic Japanese lodgings each night you will experience the Japan of your imagination.... Read more