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What’s included

  • A local, English speaking, Japanese guide,
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • Airport transfers (to fit with the Mountain Kingdoms group flights)
  • All baggage transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by train, bus and private vehicles
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Good standard accommodation in a variety of accommodation styles
  • Activities as specified
  • The option of joining one of our three pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trek

Walking & Trekking

Japan | Walking & Trekking

New for 2017
Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trek
Moderate

Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

Find out more...

Grade: Moderate ? Moderate
Duration:  13 days from the UK  
On trek: 4 days
Walks on: 4 days

Flight inclusive from £3,645,
Land only from £2,895

Book now or call 01453 844400

Step back in time and trek along ancient pilgrimage trails in the footsteps of the Japanese emperors.

Highlights

  • Trek on ancient pilgrimage trails that now form a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy beautiful and varied scenery from coast to country to high mountains
  • Experience traditional Japanese accommodation including a Buddhist temple
  • Explore cultural Kyoto and historic Mount Koya

Reviews          

Staying in Ryokan, Minshuku and Temples was a definite plus as it enabled us to experience the traditional side of Japan.
Miss W, Harrow

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We begin our immersive journey in Kyoto before travelling on to the remote Kii peninsula to trek along a network of ancient, sacred paths that thread their way through impressive mountain scenery. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient trails of the Kumano Kodo were once walked by pilgrims, noblemen and even emperors and offer wonderfully varied trekking. Led by an expert local guide, our route takes us from picturesque coastline, through cool cedar forests and across high, mountain passes with expansive views.

Each evening, we stay in ryokan or minshuku and experience life as it was in centuries past - sampling fresh, regional cuisine, relaxing in hot stone baths and enjoying the tranquillity of traditional rural life.

At the end of our trek we travel to Mount Koya where we stay in a Buddhist temple and hike the Choishi-Michi Trail before finally returning to Kyoto and a taste of modern-day Japanese life.


At a glance

Grade: Moderate
Moderate

Duration:  13 days from the UK  
On trek: 4 days
Walks on: 4 days

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Osaka

Accommodation types: Hotels, Minshuku, Temple

Meal arrangements: 11 Breakfasts, 10 Dinners. Your guide will help you organise your lunches, which might be picnics or taken in local restaurants or cafes.

Leader: Local Leader, Japan
Local Leader, Japan

Your trip will be led by an English-speaking Japanese guide. They are all highly experienced, and will greatly enhance your experience on holiday. They will both guide you on the trail, and accompany you on all train and road journeys.


DayActivity
1-2
Fly to Osaka
3
Travel to the Kii Peninsula
4-7
Trek the Nakahechi Pilgrimage Trail from Takijiri to the Nachi Grand Shrine
8
Coastal Walk and overnight at a private island
9-10
Travel to Mt Koya and walk the Choishi-Michi Trail
11-12
Visit Kyoto. Sightseeing tour and time at leisure
13
Fly to the UK

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 13 May - Thu 25 May 2017Limited & Guaranteed£2895 Book£3645 Book
Sat 23 Sep - Thu 5 Oct 2017Limited£2895 Book£3880 Book

Hold your place

Not quite ready to book? Why not call us on 0044 (0)1453 844400 to hold a no obligation place while you make up your mind?

 
Optional supplements
  • Single Room Supplement - Hotels
    From £430
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £114
No Surcharge Guarantee

No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • A local, English speaking, Japanese guide,
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • Airport transfers (to fit with the Mountain Kingdoms group flights)
  • All baggage transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by train, bus and private vehicles
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Good standard accommodation in a variety of accommodation styles
  • Activities as specified
  • The option of joining one of our three pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece

What’s not included

  • Lunches and one dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Locally paid bar bills and laundry
  • Optional activities
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

I enjoyed experiencing the Japanese culture          

Japan is a fascinating country, and it was particularly nice to be able to explore on foot, walking through beautiful unspoiled rural areas. I very much enjoyed immersing myself in Japanese culture, sleeping on futons and bathing in outdoor hot spring baths.

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trek          

Staying in Ryokan, Minshuku and Temples was a definite plus as it enabled us to experience the traditional side of Japan.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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