Enjoy Kumano Kodo Pilgrim Route without walking?!

February 3, 2017

Kumano Kodo is one of two UNESCO-registered pilgrim route. Some routes are quite difficult to walk especially for elderly people, especially “Ogumo Torigoe” (大雲取越) in Nakahechi route. However, you can enjoy the view with Google Street View in their map! Google just added to the Street View. This route is most difficult…

Kumano Kodo pilgrimage hike with traditional costume

September 21, 2016

Step back to thousand years ago…. Very unique experience of Kumano Kodo. Try Heian pilgrim costume like this. So coooool, isn’t it? Try out the elegant outfits worn by pilgrims during the Heian period, for cool pictures. Take a walk and experience the Kumano kodo Route in a whole new way!…

Enjoy Kumano Kodo Walking

August 2, 2016

For over 1000 years people from all levels of society, including retired emperors and aristocrats, have made the arduous pilgrimage to Kumano. These pilgrims used a network of routes, now called the “Kumano Kodo”, which stretched across the mountainous Kii Peninsula. The view is amazing…   In July 2004, the…