Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Historic Sites  /  Kumano Kodo

Kumano Kodo, Kinki

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Kumano Kodo is located in Kinki. Put Kumano Kodo into our Osaka trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • We spent 3 days in the region of Kumano Kodo, after visiting Kyoto and Nara. Accessible by train and bus, we arrived to Hongu in about 6 hours, passing through landscapes of small towns and mountains. What you find is a mountainous landscape, with dense forests and small villages inhabited by very few people, mostly elderly. all surrounded by waterways mostly Spa ... We made the Trek, not much, about 12 km in two days, passing through a dense forest with a trail marked and very few tourists, maybe a handful. Needless to say, the peace and quiet reign supreme in these ancient environments, famous for pilgrimages. After the Trek we soaked in the famous thermal waters, clean and relaxing for moments of relaxation and reflection. The Japan is definitely a place of contrasts and that, compared with the large Japanese metropolis is one of them. I recommend it, especially for those who love nature and hiking, for tradition and to see a different side of the country.
    show original
  • We took the "imperial route" from Tanabe through Hongu to Shingu, and we did it in 3 days (with 10+ hours walking each day). So, it is a very long hike, steadily going up and down through deep woods a...  read more »
  • From Tokyo to fly south Nanki Shirahama Airport. Tourist taxi during the campaign period, arrived just 1 HR 50 min 11:00 hosshin gate Prince until suddenly. Including if the bus, wait for a bus at the airport near the main shrine will arrive around midnight, so that we more than an hour time. World Heritage Kumano Kodo was so looking forward to. For beginners, low rise approximately 7 km course, walked slowly. Along the way, taking a lunch break, taking pictures, hurry, while enjoying the atmosphere in about three hours and a half arrived in the hongu Taisha. Friday, although children during summer vacation, so to many people or I met along the way to motomiya said, two foreigners and Japanese two-Chaya's aunt, and was only five. Hongu Taisha was somewhat crowded tour bus tourists, still less of a crowd that I was. Old people feel a taste of hongu Grand shrine goes walking trail leads you is the only way, so please walk.
    show original
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 4​h