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Highlights

  •   Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki)
  •   Kumano Nachi Taisha
  •   Kumano Hayatama Taisha
  •   Kumano Hongu Taisha

Information

City Wakayama
Meeting Point at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Ending Point at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Departure 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 12h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
12h
When?

People

306.00 USD

total price for up to 30 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ). 4.50 USD
extra hour. 9.00 USD

What to Expect

"The sacred sites and the pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range, including Kumano Kodo," is designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2004. Kumano Kodo, the ancient path, is a generic term of pilgrimage routes leading to "Kumano Sanzan," or the three main shrines of "Kumano Nachi Taisha," "Kumano Hayatama Taisha" and "Kumano Hongu Taisha." People from all levels of society including retired emperors and aristocrats came to pray for the marvels of nature in the Kumano sanctuary from Kyoto and Osaka, and it was described as "ant processions." There are over 3,000 Kumano Shrines across the country and the Kumano Sanzan is foremost among these shrines.

First I would like to take you to Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki). The waterfall is the greatest waterfall with a height of 133 meters, a width of 13 meters, and a depth of 10 meters in the water basin. Kumano represents a place deep in the mountain ranges and has been believed as abode of gods, especially Nachi Waterfall as the sacred body of the deity has been respected and worshipped.

Kumano Nachi Taisha is covered with a thick wooded mountain. It is Nachi Primeval Forest, and all the mountain is designated as a national treasure with a plenty of rare trees and plants.

Seigantoji, located next to Kumano Nachi Taisha, is the first temple of Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage. The main hall is built in the hip gable roof style and faces south and east. The view of three-story pagoda and Nachi Waterfall from the foot of the temple is a must-see.

Kmano Hayatama Taisha has the greatest podocarpus nagi which is 20 meters high and 1,000 years old. The original shrine of Kumano Hayatama Taisha is Kamikura Shrine which is located nearly 100 meters up a precipitous cliff of the Gongenyama mountains.

Four deities are enshrined at Kami-yon-sha in Kumano Hongu Taisha while Naka-yon-sha and shimo-yon-sha have been still enshrined together at the small stone shrine in Oyunohara, where the greatest shrine gate with a height of 34 meters and a width of 42 meters stands. Three-legged crow called "Yatagarasu", the symbol mark of Japan Football Association, is printed on the flag in front of the main shrine and is carved on the top of the Oyunohara shrine gate. The crow is believed to be the divine messenger of Kumano.

Thank you.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ). 4.50 USD
extra hour. 9.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

If you stay in Osaka, we go to Nachikatsuura half a day, using JR (Japan Railways). Transportation fee is about 7,200 yen per person. And we use a public sghtseeing bus and the fee is 2,850yen per person except Kumano Hongu Taisha.  Entrance fee is free.
 
If you visit Kumano Sanzan, all the three shrines, I would recommend you stay in Katsuura Onsen. One day you can visit Kumano Sanzan using a public sghtseeing bus. The transportation fee is 8,500 yen per person. Another day you can enjoy cruising Kii Matsushima, including whale and dolphin show at Kujirahama Park. The price is 1,650 yen per person.

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day 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.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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John
1 month ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ One day in Kyoto ”

Hideo is a great guide. His English is good and he knows the site and sites well. He also moves quickly so you get to see a lot. Using trains and buses you also get a feel for the city. We walked about 10 mines during the day but with the stops etc. it did not feel difficult. I was very pleased with Hideo.

Hideo:
Hi John. I'm very glad to receive your message. I enjoyed telling about samurai society on Warring States period. When you visit Japan, I'd like to guide you again. Thank you, John. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

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MARIA
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kind, full of energy and pleasant tour guide ”

We love Mr Hideo so much. We are family of 12 and he was able to managed us very well with his prepared tour itinerary. He picked us up from our apartment and guide us all the way through the scenic spots using local trains. Highly recommended! Thank you so much Mr Hideo :)

Hideo:
Hi Maria I'm very glad to receive your message. We could enjoy walking and taking photos of Kyoto. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Maria.

Lynn Lynn
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Tour of Osaka and hiroshima ”

We had two separate tours with Hideo. One for a full day to Osaka and another to Hiroshima. Hideo is very thorough in his planning and well-organized. He plans everything in detail but at the same time is very flexible according to our interests. He gave us good advice and ideas while proposing the itinerary. He is punctual and knows the cities well. He is also humble and patient and very hardworking. Thank you Hideo for bringing us around!

Hideo:
Hi Lynn Thank you for your review. We had a good conversation especially in the Peace Memorial Museum. I hope you enjoy Japan. I wish your family the best of health. Thank you, Lynn. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

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William
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Brilliant Kyoto Tour ”

Hideo is a pleasant man, very knowledgeable as you would expect of a private tour guide, and ultimately made our Kyoto stay every memorable. We had a great time visiting the must see places as we only spent 3 days 2 nights there, so we decided to make the most of the with Hideo. We'll be back to Japan again and we'll be sure to book with Hideo once more!

Hideo:
I'm very glad to receive your review. We could enjoy walking on Nnenzaka slope, Sannenzaka slope, Kiyomizuzaka slope and visit Kiyomizu Temple because you were very goold walkers, I'm sure you enjoyed Kyoto tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you, William. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Karly
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Spain

“ Perfect Introduction to Japan ”

We spent 5 enjoyable days with Hideo in Osaka and Kyoto. He was well organised, puntual, patient and flexible with our plans. He was particularly kind to assist us in any way we required, and was a pleasure to get to know during our stay in these two cities. A big thank you, again!

Hideo:
I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan tour, especially Osaka and Kyoto. I hope that you are in good health. I'll see you again!! Thank you, Karly.

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