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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trek

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trek

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trek Overview

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and emperors on Japan’s Kumano Kodo trail - a network of ancient paths taking you through impressive mountain scenery.

Highlights of Kumano Kodo Trek

  • Trek the sacred UNESCO-listed Kumano Kodo trail
  • Enjoy views of picturesque coastlines, cedar forests and impressive mountains
  • Stay in traditional Japanese accommodation on trek
  • Explore cultural Kyoto and historic Mount Koya

    A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Japan’s Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail is a network of ancient paths once used by pilgrims, noblemen and even emperors. The Kumano Kodo trail links the sacred centres on the remote Kii peninsula - a mountainous region stretching south from the Kansai cities of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. This holiday has been designed to offer you an in-depth experience of Japanese life and culture - both ancient and modern.


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