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Kumano Tours

Kumano Tours

Kumano is located in the Kii Peninsula and spans into the Wakayama and Mie Prefectures. The Hongu, Nachi and Hayatama Taisha are the three famed shrines of the area.

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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Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn arrow readmore icon

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto


9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3395.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

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Wed. Sep 25, 2024 Thu. Oct 3, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Wed. Oct 16, 2024 Thu. Oct 24, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Sat. Nov 9, 2024 Sun. Nov 17, 2024 US $3395.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Sep 5, 2025 Sat. Sep 13, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Wed. Oct 15, 2025 Thu. Oct 23, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Sun. Nov 9, 2025 Mon. Nov 17, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
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The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves arrow readmore icon

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima


9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

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Fri. Nov 1, 2024 Sat. Nov 9, 2024 US $3698.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Fri. Nov 7, 2025 Sat. Nov 15, 2025 US $3698.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Fri. Nov 6, 2026 Sat. Nov 14, 2026 US $3698.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTS3579447

Kumano Kodo Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring arrow readmore icon

Kyoto / Takijiri / Takahara / Chikatsuyu / Yunomine Onsen / Katsuura / Kyoto


9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3710.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided walking & hiking tour with five hikes of 2-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the sacred Kumano Kodo, or Kumano Ancient Trail.

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Mon. Apr 7, 2025 Tue. Apr 15, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Mon. May 12, 2025 Tue. May 20, 2025 US $3710.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kyoto Kyoto Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
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The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour arrow readmore icon

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima


9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

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Fri. Apr 4, 2025 Sat. Apr 12, 2025 US $3798.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Apr 4, 2026 Sun. Apr 12, 2026 US $3798.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
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Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima

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15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.

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Sat. Oct 26, 2024 Sat. Nov 9, 2024 US $6198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Nov 1, 2025 Sat. Nov 15, 2025 US $6198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Oct 31, 2026 Sat. Nov 14, 2026 US $6198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
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Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms arrow readmore icon

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo

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15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6298.00

Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.

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Fri. Apr 4, 2025 Fri. Apr 18, 2025 US $6298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Apr 4, 2026 Sat. Apr 18, 2026 US $6298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
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