Details

* Above price are Land only and Triple price. Airfare is not included.
* Seasonal surcharges apply for all other dates.
* Minimum of 2 people 
*Accommodation, basic triple share, mix of Japanese-style/Western style accommodation and monastery
    (some without private shower and toilet.)

We take you to most popular area for Pilgrimage, Spiritual, Historical and World Heritage in Japan. Especially Mt. Koya is one of best to experience an overnight stay at a Temple lodging whre you can get a taste of a Monk's life style. Walking through in Pilgrimage Kumano Kodo.

Highlights
1. Visit World Heritage of Japan.
2. Staying at a Shukubo (Temple Lodging) in Mt. Koya.
3. Experience the serenity of Buddhism at 1200 years-old Temple.
4. Staying at a Japanese Traditional Inn (Ryokan) Experience.
5. Walking Pilgrimage Kumano kodo.
6. Kyoto and Osaka Hotel upgrades are also available. Please ask for details.
7. Seasonal surcharge apply. Please ask our friendly staff for detail.

Departure

From Osaka 
01 Jul 2017  - 31 Mar  2018: Daily
(Except 30 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018)

Meals

Breakfast

9

Lunch

 2

Dinner

 5

Guide

English-speaking guide service is included. Day 2 - 6, 8

Minimum participants

2 people

Code

KU-001

 
Photo Provided by Ⓒ Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Kansai Airport - Osaka

Day 1

Kansai Airport - Osaka

Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, take the limited express train to JR Namba Station, make your own way to your accommodation.

Overnight at Hotel Ichiei or similar (3 Star).

Osaka - Mt. Koya (B, D)

Day 2

Osaka - Mt. Koya (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel. leave Osaka by train and cable car via Gokurakubashi, where you will have  free time at leisure in Mt.Koya. Enjoy a Japanese-shojin Ryori (Monk's food - vegetarian dishes) for dinner at the Temple.

Overnight at Shukubo (Rengejoin or Similar).

Mt. Koya to Kumano Kodo ( Takijiri- Oji to Takahara) (B, D)

Day 3

Mt. Koya to Kumano Kodo ( Takijiri- Oji to Takahara) (B, D)

After a Buddhist Monk vegetarian breakfast and lecture about the history of Mt. Koya,
Enjoy Mt. Koya English Guided Tour (9:00-11:00)  Visiting Kongouji Temple, after the lunch leave Mt. Koya To Takijiri-Ouji by Taxi.
Carry-on baggage transfer service to your accommodation.

The Kumano Kodo trail starts from Takijiri-oji with English speaking guide.
Kumanokodo Walking distance from Takijiri-Oji to Kirinogo-Takahara 4 km
The village of Takahara offers panoramic views of the Hatenashi mountain range.

After check in to your accommodation in Takahara, enjoy Japanese style dinner.

Overnight at a Japanese Traditional Inn at Kirino go Takahara

Kumano Kodo (Takahara to Tsugizakura-Ouji-Nonaka) (B,L,D)

Day 4

Kumano Kodo (Takahara to Tsugizakura-Ouji-Nonaka) (B,L,D)

Walking distance from Takahara to Tsugizakura-Oji 13.2 km

Breakfast at your accommodation, your main luggage will be transferred to Nonaka area accommodation.
9:00-11:00  Takahara continues to climb into native and planted forests and Village to Tsugizakura-oji with English speaking guide (13.2 km). Picnic style lunch included.
 
After check in to your accommodation in Naonaka, enjoy Japanese style dinner.

Overnight at a Japanese Traditional Inn in Nonaka Area.

Kumano Kodo (Tsugizakura-Oji -Kumano Hongu Taisha-Yunomine onsen) (B,L,D)

Day 5

Kumano Kodo (Tsugizakura-Oji -Kumano Hongu Taisha-Yunomine onsen) (B,L,D)

Walking Distance from Tsugizakura-Oji to Hongu Taisha (20.8 km)

Breakfast at your accommodation, your main luggage will be transferred to Yunomine area accommodation.
9:00-16:00 from Tsugizakura-Oji continue walk through forest and Villages with English speaking guide (20.8 Kim). Picnic style lunch included. Visiting Kumano Hongu Taisha.
16:58-17:09 Take a local bus to Yunomine Onsen.

After check in to your accommodation in Yunomine, enjoy Japanese style dinner.

Overnight at a Japanese Traditional Inn in Yunomine area

Kumano Kodo (Yunomine Onsen - Nachi Taisha - Kii katsuura ) (B, D)

Day 6

Kumano Kodo (Yunomine Onsen - Nachi Taisha - Kii katsuura ) (B, D)

Walking distance from Daimonzaka to Nachi waterfalls 2.2km

After breakfast, your main luggage will be transferred to Kii-Katsuura area accommodation.
8:50 English speaking guide take you to Hitari area by local bus.
10:00-11:30 Experience traditional wooden flat-bottom boats tour on the Kumano-gawa river. You can enjoy the river view of Kumano's sacred landscape. Visiting Kumano Hayatama Taisha
*No lunch included.

13:00- Take you to Nachi Taisha Shrine by local bus.( will transfer bus at Nachi Station).
Walk through Part of Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in Daimon- Zaka to Kumano Nachi Taisha (Shrine) and Waterfall. This waterfall 133 meters highs and 13 meters wide, it is tallest waterfall in Japan.  (2.2km)
Catch a local bus to Katsuura Station.
Kumano Kodo tour will end upon arrival at Katsuura Station.

After check in to your accommodation, enjoy Japanese style dinner.

Overnight at a Japanese Traditional Inn in Katsuura area.

Kii Katsuura - Kyoto (B)

Day 7

Kii Katsuura - Kyoto (B)

After breakfast, catch the limited express train from kii-Katsuura Station to Kyoto via Shin-Osaka and make your own way to your accommodation.

Overnight stay at New Hankyu Hotel or similar (3 Star).

Kyoto- Nara- Kyoto (B)

Day 8

Kyoto- Nara- Kyoto (B)

Breakfast at your hotel, morning sightseeing of Nara, visiting Todaiji Temple which houses the Great Buddha and Nara Park where mane tame deer roam freely. Visit the Kofukuji Temple famous for it's five - story pagoda. At 50 meters, the five story pagoda is Japan's second tallest. Head  back to Kyoto, the eat lunch at your own. In the afternoon, visit Kiyomizu Temple, one of Kyoto's best-known temples for it's main hall which is 13 meters above the hillside below. Head to Kodaiji Temple and Yasaka Shrine, before ending the tour at Gion District-the famous entertainment and geisha district.

Overnight at New Hankyu Hotel or similar.

Kyoto (B)

Day 9

Kyoto (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. enjoy a free day at leisure in Kyoto.

Overnight at New Hankyu Hotel or similar (3 Star).

Kyoto -  Kansai Airport (B)

Day 10

Kyoto - Kansai Airport (B)

After breakfast, spend part of the day exploring Kyoto at your own leisure, until it is time to depart Kansai Airport via shared shuttle.

* Please refer to general booking conditions.
* B  Breakfast included:  L  Lunch included :  D  Dinner included:  

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