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Internationale groepsreis Japan's Kumano Kodo

Walk Japan's ancient pilgrimage routes along the Kumano Kodo
14 dagen vanaf € 7.379,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners are included. Japanese cuisine is usually one of the main highlights of any trip to Japan. It is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes which are usually prepared with seasonal ingredients. Seafood is very common, and it usually comes grilled or deep fried. Sushi and sashimi aside, other staple dishes include Soba or Udon noodles, Sukiyaki (meat, fish and vegetables cooked in broth) and Yakiniku (grilled meat).The included breakfasts at the traditional guesthouses/ryokans/inns are likely to be Japanese style.The included lunches will mostly consist of bento boxes enjoyed during the walks or in some instances may be taken in small eateries where available.The included dinners are usually taken at ryokans (traditional guesthouses) which may include a kaiseki style dinner, a multi-course meal including a dozen of tiny dishes prepared with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. When food is not included, your leader will always be on hand to recommend the best local eateries and arrange some group meals for a full immersion in Japan's varied and excellent cuisine. Please note that in Japan the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free, strict vegetarian (no fish/seafood) or vegan is minimal or non-existent. However in Kyoto and Tokyo a number of vegan restaurants are available.  It may also be a good idea to bring with you some foodstuffs that you normally consume, or to supplement meals with snacks purchased in the local convenience stores.Please advise us at time of booking you have any specific dietary requirements.
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners are included.  Japanese cuisine is usually one of the main highlights of any trip to Japan. It is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes which are usually prepared with seasonal ingredients. Seafood is very common, and it usually comes grilled or deep fried. Sushi and sashimi aside, other staple dishes include Soba or Udon noodles, Sukiyaki (meat, fish and vegetables cooked in broth) and Yakiniku (grilled meat). The included breakfasts at the traditional guesthouses/ryokans/inns are likely to be Japanese style. The included lunches will mostly consist of bento boxes enjoyed during the walks or in some instances may be taken in small eateries where available. The included dinners are usually taken at ryokans (traditional guesthouses) which may include a /kaiseki/ style dinner, a multi-course meal including a dozen of tiny dishes prepared with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. When food is not included, your leader will always be on hand to recommend the best local eateries and arrange some group meals for a full immersion in Japan's varied and excellent cuisine.  Please note that in Japan the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free, strict vegetarian (no fish/seafood) or vegan is minimal or non-existent. However in Kyoto and Tokyo a number of vegan restaurants are available.  It may also be a good idea to bring with you some foodstuffs that you normally consume, or to supplement meals with snacks purchased in the local convenience stores. Please advise us at time of booking you have any specific dietary requirements.

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14 dagen vanaf € 7.379,-

Route 14 daagse groepsrondreis Japan's Kumano Kodo

After uncovering Kyoto’s most ancient shrines and pathways, we head off the beaten track to the Kumano Kodo region; one of Japan's most remote and rewarding pilgrimage routes. This moderate walking trip focuses on beautiful scenery and nature, rural life, and following in the footsteps of religious pilgrimages on some of the country’s most historic walks. Staying in traditional ryokans along the way, this journey invites full immersion into the authentic Japanese culture and way of life. Afterwards, we visit Toba to learn about the famous Ama Divers and embark on one last pilgrimage walk on the famous Nakasendo Way, before entering back into the modern civilisation of Tokyo!

  1. Dag 1 - Start Kyoto
  2. Dag 2 - Hike to the Kibune shrine; onto Kurama temple; return to Kyoto
  3. Dag 3 - Walk on the historic Yamano be no michi; one of Japan’s oldest still existing path roads
  4. Dag 4 - Morning walk to the Fushimi Inari Shrine; free time in Kyoto before train to Tanabe
  5. Dag 5 - Start walking the Kumano Kodo; a series of ancient pilgrimage routes. Bus transfer to Takajiri-oji; Hike to Nonaka passing Takahara village
  6. Dag 6 - Walk in the forest, crossing rivers and ancient shrines; transfer by local bus to Yunomine Onsen
  7. Dag 7 - Follow the old spiritual path from Ukegawa to Koguchi; transfer to Kawayu Onsen; enjoy views of the surrounding Kumano mountain range
  8. Dag 8 - Walk past historic sites and wonderful views to Nachi Falls and Kumano Nachi Taisha, one of the Kumano Kodo’s main pilgrimage destinations
  9. Dag 9 - Travel by train to Toba, located in the rural Mie prefecture; learn about the famous Ama divers on Mikimoto Pearl Island
  10. Dag 10 - Osatsu village followed by lunch at the Ama hut; visit Ise Shrine
  11. Dag 11 - Scenic train journey to charming Kiso Fukushima
  12. Dag 12 - Walk a section of the ancient Nakasendo Way from Tsumago to Magome
  13. Dag 13 - Train to Tokyo; free time to explore
  14. Dag 14 - End Tokyo
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