If you feel like walking much longer than plan①, let's try plan② too！
Get a local bus from Kumano Hongu Taisha-mae ＠9:20/10:10 to Hosshinmon-oji (460yen/15min).
Walk: Hossinmon-oji ～ Fushiogami-oji～Look out point ～ Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine～
Oyunohara ～ trail head ～ Yunomine-oji～Yunomine
Feel free to personalize this offer with YOKO.
I am experienced Kumano Pilgrimage trail guide and lived in the area.
We will walk the last section of Nakahechi Pilgrimage route and the most highlight walk.
If the condition allows, experience meditation at the forest bath area.
Yoko can help you to get ★"Dual Pilgrim Certificate" in Hongu.
★Dual Pilgrim Certificate： Completed both pilgrimage trails for the Kumano Kodo and the Way of St.James (Camino de Santiago).
Assist to get Dual Pilgrim Certificate
Transportation fee from Hongu Taisha-mae → Hosshinmon-oji (470 JPY)
You may have a free shuttle services from your accommodation.
Hand-made Lunch box ( Beef/Fish 1100 JPY)
※Prefer to save? Get food from shops near Hongu Grand Shrine. (check available days!)
Please make a reservation 1 day in advance.
Proper clothing and foot wear for mountain hike is essential.
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
I had the Hongu loop tour with Yoko. Yoko is a very considerate and knowledgeable guide who’s very familiar with the Kumano Kodo. She always provides a quick overview of the route for the next 1 hour to prepare me first, letting me know the elevation level and difficulty of the route, which helped me to be mentally ready. She also helped me to get lunch bento from a famous local hotel, and the Kumano beef lunch box was really delicious! We also chatted a lot and collected the stamps along the way. I learnt a lot more about the history and culture behind Kumano Kodo, and this is exactly what I wanted: a trip with learnings. I will not be possible to complete this trip without Yoko’s help. I’ll definitely recommend Yoko to whoever wish to learn a bit more about this cultural heritage on to... read more
Hello, Malvis! Thank you very much for leaving me such a great review! I was so happy to share the time in one of the most beautiful pilgrimage routes with you. I also enjoyed chatting with you and learnt a lot about your culture! It was impressing to hear your beautiful Japanese! がんばってくださいね！ I hope next time you can complete the Dual Pilgrimage stamps on Kumano Kodo side and get more Goshuin seals. There are lot more to say about the history about Kumano Kodo!! The accommodation who provided us beef bento box, they use fresh local vegetables and home grown rice in fish or beef bento. It always makes hikers to enjoy eating on the trail. I'm happy to hear you loved it! If you can bring your parents or your friends next time, I would love to give you lots of tips about making the most of... read more