About Us

Kumano Experience focuses on hiking and kayaking tours on the UNESCO World Heritage designated Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes in the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula on Honshu, Japan’s main island.

These pilgrimage routes not only include a diverse network of trails across the mountains but also the Kumano River, a rare river pilgrimage route.

We also provide custom tours, kayak instruction and sale of outdoor gear.

Kumano Experience’s base is a traditional Japanese farm house amidst rice paddies on the banks of the Kumano River. It is a great place to sit back and relax. We also have diverse information about outdoor recreation possibilities in the Kumano area. Please feel free to come and visit!


Established: April 2007
Owner: Katsumi Ueno
Capital: 2 000 000 Yen
Business focus: Kayak/ Hiking/ Outdoor – Instruction and Tours
Kayak and Outdoor Gear sales and Import
Address: zip 647-1731 159-1 Hongu Hongu-cho Tanabe-shi Wakayama Japan
Tel: 0735-42-0220
Principal sales good: Kayak and Outdoor gear
Email: info@kumano-experience.com

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Hongucho Hongu, Tanabe, Wakayama
From various locations, please visit the website of
Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau
for access information to Kumano Hongu.