Kumano Kodo, stretches across the mountainous Kii Peninsula region and is an intertwining collection of ancient pilgrimage trails that date back more than a millennium. Twinned to the Camino de Santiago, the Kumano Kodo has a much lower profile but is no less rewarding full of stunning scenery, beautiful vistas and spiritual significance.
The area Kumano Kodo allows you to experience a more rural side of Japan as well as a region swathed in spiritual significance. Explore the area on foot as you journey along the trails walking from accommodation to accommodation. You can decide on the length of your journey and the time you spend in the Kumano Kodo, from three to six days either guided or as we recommend self-guided choosing one of the six different routes. You can walk as little as much as you like with regular bus services running throughout the region, linking in with the trails. Set within mountainous terrain and dotted with tumbling waterfalls, walking trails are surrounded by forests of maple, cypress and cedar. Along the way you will treated to ethereal and incredibly spiritual shrines of Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha.