Activity Level: High

Price 350,000 yen per person double occupancy, +20% for single occupancy

Trip Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation

  • All breakfasts and dinners

  • All activities, guiding and transportation within tour

Trip Excludes

  • Airfare to/from Japan

  • Lunches

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Travel insurance, medical coverage, etc.

  • Transportation to Osaka Namba Station and from Ise Shrine







 Kumano Kodo



Day 1 Arrival at Osaka Namba
-multiple Western hotel choices
Welcome dinner in Osaka
Accommodation: Western Style Hotel


Day 2 Koya-san
Breakfast at Hotel
Train to Koyasan (2 hrs)
-Walk Ninyodo (7.4 km, Total ascent: 349m (1,145ft)  & visit Oku-no-in cemetery (3 km)
Accommodation: Temple style accommodation (shukubo) in Koyasan
Dinner at the accommodation


Day 3 Koyasan-Takijiri-Takahara
Breakfast at the accommodation
-Visit Danjo-Garan and Kongobuji Temple
-Train to Takajiri (2 1/2 hrs))
-Visit Kumano Kodo visitor center
-Walk to Takahara (3.7 km, Total ascent: 357m (1,171ft))
Accommodation: Takahara Kiri no Sato
Dinner at the accommodation


Day 4 Takahara – Tsugizakura-Yunomine Onsen
Breakfast at the accommodation
-Walk 12.4km, Total ascent: 1047m (3,435ft)
-Stay Yunomine or Kawayu Onsen, 20 min transfer.  
Accommodation: Ryokan in Yunomine Onsen
Dinner in local Izakaya style restaurant


Day 5 Hosshinmon- Hongu- Yunomine
Breakfast at the accommodation
-Walk 7.6km (4.7 miles). Total ascent: 190m (623 ft)
-Sit down cafe style lunch
-Visit first of three Grand Shrines
Accommodation: Ryokan in Yunomine Onsen 
Dinner at the accommodation


Day 6 Yunomine-Koguchi
Breakfast at the accommodation
- Walk, 12km (7.5 miles)., Total ascent:  685m (2,247ft). 
Accommodation: Koguchi school or 30 min return to Yunomine/Kawayu
Dinner at the accommodation


Day 7 Koguchi-Nachi
Breakfast at the accommodation
-Walk 14.6km (9 miles). Total ascent: 1184m (3,556ft) 
-Visit Nachi Taisha
-Vehicle transfer to Kii-Katsuura, then short boat transfer to inn on Nakanoshima island, western bed option
Accommodation: Nakanoshima Ryokan
Dinner at Megurozanmai restaurant


Day 8 Kii Katsuura - Nachi – Shingu- Ise
Breakfast at the accommodation
- walk varies, 5 -10 km depending on time
-morning visit to Tuna Market, Japan’s biggest
-visit to Nachi Grand Shrine and optional short walk if time permits
-transfer to Shingu, visit Hatayama Grand Shrine and possibly Gotobiki rock if time permits
-transfer to Ise, visit Ise Geku 
Accommodation: Western style hotel


Day 9 Ise and farewell
Breakfast at the accommodation
-morning visit to Ise  Naiku and  Okage Yokocho
-depart after lunch


Attire & Equipment

  • Clothing – Pack for 8 days of walking

  • Waterproof pants

  • T-shirts and long-sleeve T-shirts for layers

  • Water bottle

  • Day pack/backpack

  • Warm hat

  • Hiking pants and shorts for walking

  • Thick socks

  • A windbreaker or waterproof jacket in case of rain

  • Shoes – Good hiking shoes that have been worn in. Please wear your shoes before bringing them on a trip

  • Poles – You will want hiking poles as some sections of the train have uneven footing or steep ascent/descents

  • Protection from the Sun – Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, etc.

Additional Items

  • Passport – Please make sure it does not expire within 6 months of our trip and that you have at least one blank page

  • We also recommend bringing a photocopy of your passport in case the original is lost or stolen

  • Credit Card – Many businesses in Japan will accept major credit cards (although there may be an international transaction fee)

  • Cash – For the places that don’t, we recommend bringing at least $200 ~ $300 per person.

  • Debit Card – Along with your PIN number for cash withdrawals in case you run out

  • Important Documents – We recommend having a copy of your passport, travel insurance, and medical insurance policies

  • Camera – Don’t forget your charger or extra batteries

  • Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, nail clippers, and whatever else you need!

  • Medication – Please inform us beforehand if there is anything we should know in regards to your medications


20% non-refundable deposit (transferable to a future tour)

60 ~ 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 30% of the Total Costs

30 ~ 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% of the Total Costs

72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 100% of the Total Costs

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