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Holy Mountains : Pilgrimage in Japan

Active, Epic, Off beat, Shared experience

Holy Mountains : Pilgrimage in Japan

  • Destination

    Japan

  • Trip duration

    5 days, 4 nights

  • Price

    10300 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Jan. 2019 - 31 Dec. 2019

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min.1 Max 12

  • Transport

    Public Transport & Private Bus (5-8 seats)

  • Accommodation

    hotels

The Kumano Pilgrimage is a twin to El Camino de Santiago’s one. Since not far ago was approached as an intimate and religious personal experience. And still is.

Among shrines, stone tablets, and hot springs and waterfalls, the ancient path is interlaced and complex, leading to various important Buddhist temples, forming a unique network of pilgrimage trails covering the southern part of the Kii Peninsula and southern Osaka.

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Day 1

Arrive at Kansai Airport - Giitan

For the convenience of your trip and the smooth progress of your journey, we recommend that you choose the flight arriving at Kansai International Airport that afternoon. You can then take the JR Line to Kii-Tanabe, the gateway of Kumano Road. Our leader will meet you at Tanabe. (If you have any questions about purchasing JR tickets, please contact the staff for assistance)

Lunch at own arrangement.

In the evening, experience the traditional cuisine of the local countryside. The mountains and seas at the edge of the fields breed abundant food resources. Apart from fresh seafood, the sparkling wine houses will be perfect to create a light night, know your fellow companions, and open up to a cultural hiking trip in Japan. Please note the restaurant will no longer serve dinner after 19:30.

Accommodation

Food

-/-/D

Accommodation

Altier Hotel(或同级)

Day 2

Ki Ida Bian - Prince Near Dew - Nobuka

After breakfast, we will arrive at Prince Yueyu by bus and begin a day's hiking trip.

The way is Takahara, known as "the village in the fog", and then goes to Gyubadoji, on the middle of Xiongye Ancient Road, up to Chikatsuyu-oji, where the first day's hiking ends.

Picnic lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation

- Transportation: Public transport (0.5-1 hours), private minibus (5-8 seats) (less than 0.5 hours)

- Hiking distance: 14 km
- Hiking time: 7-8 hours
- Cumulative rise and fall: +1000/-800 M

Food

B/L (picnic)/D

Accommodation

MINSHUKU NONAKA SANSO(或同级)

Day 3

Prince Yezhong-Faxinmen-Chuantang Hot Spring/Tangfeng Hot Spring

After having breakfast in the dormitory, we will leave the field and go on foot to Prince Faxinmen. The prince's societies served as posts and landmarks on the pilgrimage road since the Peace Age. When the day ends, we will take a bus transfer to the hotel for a rest.

Picnic lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation

Food

B/L (picnic)/D

Accommodation

KAWAYU MIDORIYA(或同级)

Day 4

Chuantang Hot Spring/Tangfeng Hot Spring-Bengong Club-Suiyu Club-Shengpu

Continue hiking to Kumamoto. It is one of the most important shrines in Japan, also known as a miracle in wooden architecture. It is rumored to symbolize the intersection between the world and the divine realm and has the largest birdhouse in the world.

Arrive by ferry in the afternoon and make a pilgrimage to the Suiyu Commune by the traditional wooden boat. Finally, take the train to Jiyi Shengpu to rest, which is also a hot spring destination.

Picnic lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation

Food

B/L (picnic)/D

Accommodation

MINSHUKU KOSAKAYA

Day 5

Shengpu; return journey or continuation of journey

If we get up early, we can also visit the fish market near the harbor, including watching the auction. Afterward, visiting Kumano Nachi Taisha and Seiganto-ji, Nachi Falls will end this half-day journey.

Depending on the flight schedule, we can go back to the airport by JR line. Please let us know in advance if you need to book an extended tour or continue to stay in Shengpu for one night.

Lunch and dinner at own arrangement

Food

B/-/-

Kii Tien Bian

Altier Hotel

In view of the particularity of outdoor travel, our selection of hotel/accommodation may include: 1. Standard Hotel (independent bathroom); 2. Hotel apartment (our apartment is a separate apartment, in which our own members share bathrooms, such as four rooms, two halls and two bathrooms); 3. Alpine cottage (2-8 rooms according to room size; public bathroom); 4. Characteristic camp: 2-4 people; general public bathroom, partial independent bathroom; Unless specified, all our accommodations are hotel or hotel-style apartments (large beds kind size need to be booked in advance, the default is twin beds); For all final accommodation lists, please refer to the schedule documents (including specific itinerary dates) and itinerary confirmation letter that we ultimately will send. We will give you the most accurate explanation.

In the wild

MINSHUKU NONAKA SANSO

Chuan Tang Hot Spring/Tangfeng Hot Spring

KAWAYU MIDORIYA(或同级)

Sheng Pu

MINSHUKU KOSAKAYA(或同级)

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