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Internationale groepsreis Japan's Kumano Kodo

Walk Japan's ancient pilgrimage routes along the Kumano Kodo


  • Explore the beautiful and fascinating Kyoto. Sleep in traditional Japanese Ryokans, guesthouses and inns. Historic pilgrimage walks along the Kumano Kodo. Beautiful scenery and nature. Be immersed in Japanese culture off the beaten track. Walk the Nakasendo Way from Tsumago to Magome. Learn about the famous Ama divers whilst staying in Toba. Stay in charming Kiso Fukushima 


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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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