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Kumano Experience


The Imperial route from Kumano Hongu Taisha to Kumano Nachi Taisha

2Days Trekking / Nakahechi

Our two day hiking trip links two of the three grand shrines of kumano: Kumano Hongu Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha.

From deep in the heart of the mountains, we will walk up and over a first set of mountains on the section called the Kogumotori-goe before descending into the isolated community of Koguchi where we will overnight.
Our lodging will be a local traditional hostel or an old Junior High School that has been transformed into traditional Japanese style rooms.
The next day starts off with a long ascent and culminates with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and rugged coastline. From this lookout we descend to the Nachi shrine complex and the Nachi waterfall, the tallest in Japan. This waterfall is considered a deity and seems like a mystical link between heaven and earth.
*Attention!!: Our guide is Japan Mountain Guides Association(a member of International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) certified mountain guide also certified the Interpreter-Guide.


●Minimum group size: 2 , Maximum group size: 5

number of people in group 1person 2people 3people 4people 5people
(per person)
70,000 40,000 35,000 32,000 28,000

*price not includes: lodging, day 1 lunch, supper, day 2 breakfast &  lunch ↓
*We book the lodging, that cost approximately 15,00yen include dinner, breakfast and lunch. Also need own lunch box for Day1. We might pay when we get to the Hostel.

Meeting time

※Tours subject to cancellation because of weather conditions.
※Depending on the course, the meeting and times may change.
Final information will be given after reservations are confirmed.

What to bring

Hiking/ walking booties, hat, backpack, drink(water), sunscreen, rainwear, change of clothes, toiletries, lunch, etc.
※We carry basic first aid

Time table

9:30 meeting~
~10:30 trailhead/start hiking~
~12:00 Lunch~
~15:00 Koguchi (lodging)
Day 2
8:00 start hiking~
~12:00 lunch
~16:00 end of tour at Kumano Nachi Taisha

※Depending on the course, the meeting place and times may change.
Final information will be given after reservations are confirmed.

Meeting place

B&B Cafe Hongu (in front of Hongu Taisha mae bus stop)

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