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In Kumano, the three shrines and pilgrimage routes are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine is located a few kilometers away from the hot spring of Katsuura, which is by the coast. It is one of three Kumano shrines along with Hayatama Taisha and Hongu Taisha. Collectively they are known as the Kumano Sanzan. This holy site started out from Shintoism until Buddhism was introduced in the 6th century into Japan. The buildings of the Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine have architecture that reflects both religions.

The Seigantoji is a three storied pagoda that is best known for having the Nachi Waterfall in the background. It is one of the few shrine temples that survived the separation of Buddhism and Shintoism that was conducted by the Japanese Government. From the Kumano Nachi Taisha you can see the tallest waterfall in Japan known as Nachi Waterfall. At 133 meters the waterfall was venerated long before organized religious doctrines formed in the area. It is said the deity of the waterfall is enshrined on the premises. Its powerful appearance is one of the reasons that the earliest Japanese people worshipped the waterfall and why it continues to be a popular spectacle.

The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes visits the three shrines with the Nachi Grand Shrine as the main destination. On this route you can traverse to each location enjoying the nature surrounding these holy sites and be imbued with spiritual energy. The Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route has existed for more than 1000 years and is still traveled by people to this day. There are five routes you can choose to travel through, which are Nakahechi, Ohechi, Iseji, Kohechi, and Omine Okugake. Nakahechi is one of the well preserved routes and easy to walk. Kohechi is a challenging route that requires much preparation as it connects Kumano to Koyasan, the center of Shingo Buddhism.

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The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour Summer 2019 - 6/22

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour Summer 2019 - 6/22
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour Summer 2019 - 6/22

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3298.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3298.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.
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Sat. Jun 22, 2019 Sun. Jun 30, 2019 US $3298.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 
- 4/6

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/6
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/6

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.
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Sat. Apr 6, 2019 Sun. Apr 14, 2019 US $3398.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
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Sat. Apr 3, 2021 Sun. Apr 11, 2021 US $3398.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan Tour Summer 2019 - 6/16

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $200

Spirit of Japan Tour Summer 2019 - 6/16
Spirit of Japan Tour Summer 2019 - 6/16

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Uji / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Uji / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.
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Sun. Jun 16, 2019 Sun. Jun 30, 2019 US $5498.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/6

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $200

Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/6
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 4/6

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5698.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5698.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.
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Sat. Apr 6, 2019 Sat. Apr 20, 2019 US $5698.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sat. Apr 3, 2021 Sat. Apr 17, 2021 US $5698.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Spirit of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 3/31

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $200

Spirit of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 3/31
Spirit of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour 2019 - 3/31

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5698.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience the beautiful cherry blossom season at Japan's most sacred sites, picturesque trails, and historical landmarks.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5698.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience the beautiful cherry blossom season at Japan's most sacred sites, picturesque trails, and historical landmarks.
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Sun. Mar 31, 2019 Sun. Apr 14, 2019 US $5698.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Mar 29, 2020 Sun. Apr 12, 2020 US $5698.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Mar 28, 2021 Sun. Apr 11, 2021 US $5698.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & 
Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/4

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/4
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/4

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5698.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5698.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.
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Sat. Apr 4, 2020 Sat. Apr 18, 2020 US $5698.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  

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