Japan’s Sacred Trails: Kumano Kodo
Hike through history and myth as you experience one of Japan’s cultural and spiritual cornerstones.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Rest before the Adventure
Meet your guides and fellow hikers at the Shinkansen South Gate of Nagoya Station. Here you will board a train bound for Ise. After a gorgeous dinner, settle into your traditional Japanese Ryokan.
'Sake' for the Road
First, you head to the Outer Shrine of Ise-jingu. Many restaurants and shops have opened up along Geku Sando, so you’ll be able to grab lunch here before heading onwards to the Inner Shrine. Start easy as you freely wander around the districts of Oharaimachi. Here you’ll stumble across several hidden gems, including Japan’s smallest sake brewery, a store specializing in sake cups, and various other food and souvenir shops along the way. Read more