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5 days Kumano Kodo pilgrimage
5 days Kumano Kodo pilgrimage
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from: $2,182

Kumano Kodo is a series of ancient pilgrimage routes and sacred trails, linked by the ancient capital cities of Kyoto and Nara. Enriched by more than 1200 years of history, UNESCO calls this beautiful region “part of the living culture of Japan.” This is as much a journey through local culture and rural life as it is spectacular natural beauty. As you walk, you will breathe in the earthy scents of woods, rivers and flowers, step over cobbled stairways and past ancient shrines and statues. You will taste traditional meals, prepared by local chefs, soak in centuries-old thermal springs, and  be lulled to sleep each night by the gentle sounds of the forest. You will meet your guide after your breakfast in the accommodation of Yunomine Onsen on Day 2,  who will accompany you for the 3 days of pilgrimage routes.

JR West Official: Kansai WIDE Area 5 Day Pass
JR West Official: Kansai WIDE Area 5 Day Pass
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from: $80

Kansai WIDE Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO, SUPER INABA, etc. - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.

Private Full Day Walking Tour in Wakayama Prefecture
Private Full Day Walking Tour in Wakayama Prefecture
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from: $216

The walk itself was an integral part of the pilgrimage process as they undertook rigorous religious rites of worship and purification. Walking the ancient Kumano Kodo is a fantastic way to experience the unique cultural landscape of Kumano’s spiritual countryside. Join our tour , Private guide will walking arond Kumanokodo wity you . Hongu Taisha is located at the center of the Kumano Kodo network of pilgrimage routes. An enjoyable walk for visitors who wish to experience a pilgrimage trail but are pressed by time, is the final section of the Nakahechi route between Hosshinmon Oji and Hongu.

Wakayama Castle Town Walking Tour
Wakayama Castle Town Walking Tour
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from: $34

We will first walk up to the base ground of the majestic Wakayama Castle Tower and enjoy the nice view of the castle (Admission to inside castle tower is not included).  We will talk about the history of the city and castle along the way.  After visiting the castle tower, we will stroll through Downtown Wakayama area and show you the local people's life, tradition, culture, foods and so on. If you ever feel tired of walking during our tour, we can always take a break anywhere on our way.  We know the best Japanese traditional sweets shop in town for your nice break too!!  Make sure to ask many questions to your guide, since we are all professional licensed guides, and most importantly we are Wakayama locals !! The more you know the city, the more you can enjoy !! Also do not forget to try our famous Wakayama ramen. we'll give you all the recommendations in town for your best experience here in Wakayama City! We will be walking about 3km (or 2 miles), some uphills to the castle tower.

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Full-Day Private Trip with Government Licensed Guide
Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Full-Day Private Trip with Government Licensed Guide
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from: $106

This value-packed trip with a government licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore the Kumano Kodo! The Kumano Kodo is an ancient network of pilgrim trails dating back more than 1000 years connecting historic shrines and temples running through the mountains of the Kii Peninsula. The most popular route, Nakahechi, along which past emperors traveled, crosses the width of the Peninsula from Tanabe town on the west coast to Shingu and Nachi-Katsuura towns on the east. Hikers of all levels can enjoy quiet mountain hamlets and onsens. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

JR West Official: Sanyo-San
JR West Official: Sanyo-San'in Area Pass 7 Day
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from: $161

・ Sanyo-San'in Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below (Reserved seats) - Reserved seats on SANYO SHINKANSEN (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata) ・ This pass can be used for "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - The Limited EXPRESS 'HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, YAKUMO, SUPER HAKUTO (INCL.Kamigori⇔Chizu) etc.' - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines - JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)

Guided Motorcycle Yours
Guided Motorcycle Yours
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from: $450

Dying to Ride Tours is a unique guided motorcycle touring company with personalized custom designed tour packages. It all starts with you – you pick the dates, you pick the destinations. Together Dying to Ride will help you design a unique guided motorcycle tour package for you and your group only. After you and Dying To Ride design your tour to fit your needs and budget Dying to Ride will make all the necessary arrangements. Just show up with a smile on your face and be ready to go on a motorcycle tour only you could have dreamed.

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver
Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver
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from: $418

This is the ideal pick for time-tight travelers wanting to discover lots of Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage highlights in a day. An ancient network of pilgrim trails dating back more than 1000 years connecting historic shrines and temples running through the river and deep mountains..all set to the backdrop of Kii Peninsula. The Kumano area has been considered a sacred site since prehistoric times. There are three major shrines in Kumano. Together, they are known as the Kumano Sanzan; each enshrines one of the area’s mountains, and under the influence of Buddhism came to be worshipped as the three deities of Kumano. Your driver will fully support your Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage tour. We assure you will spend plenty of time with sacred breathtaking views. Note*: Tour details has a possibility of change depending on the traffic conditions. Please feel free to ask us if you have any special request for your itinerary. We will do our best to meet your request.

Koyasan Full-Day Tour
Koyasan Full-Day Tour
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from: $76

You will visit very unique, religious town with a knowledgeable licensed local guide. We will help you understand Koyasan as much as possible. We visit two most sacred areas in Koyasan. One is Garan-monastic complex and the other is Okunoin-the holy place for Kobo Daishi (the founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan) belief. And we also visit Kongobuji temple, the head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism. You will be able to learn about real Koyasan only a local guide knows. We walk about 3 km in Okunoin feeling the sacred atmosphere created by hundreds of thousands of gravestones standing on both sides of the pass flanked by tall centuries-old cedar trees.

JR West Official: Kansai-Hokuriku Area 7 Day Pass
JR West Official: Kansai-Hokuriku Area 7 Day Pass
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from: $137

・ Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN" (Kanazawa⇔Joetsu-Myoko) - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains 'HARUKA, THUNDERBIRD, KUROSHIO, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori) etc.' * A separate fare is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori) - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.

Kumanokodo Nakahechi Route Walking Tour
Kumanokodo Nakahechi Route Walking Tour
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from: $111

Kumano Kodo Walk, Daimon-zaka to Nachi Falls (Kumano Nachi Taisha and Seiganto-ji Temple) The Daimon-zaka is an ancient stone staircase lined with centuries old trees, leading from the valley bottom to the base of the Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine complex. This walk climbs these worn cobblestone stairs, visits the Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seiganto-ji temple, and Nachi falls, the tallest in Japan at 133 meters high. Join our tour to find the beautiful scenery .

Mt. Koya Sacred Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Mt. Koya Sacred Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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from: $80

Our nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day tour of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya. Go on a full-day guided walking tour of Mt. Koya and learn about the modern and traditional aspects of one of the world’s most sacred mountains! If you would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this tour of Mount Koya is for you! Meet your guide at Koyasan station, your private guide will customize your full-day tour in detail according to your interests. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Mt. Koya Sacred Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Mt. Koya Sacred Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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from: $106

Our nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day tour of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya. Go on a full-day guided walking tour of Mt. Koya and learn about the modern and traditional aspects of one of the world’s most sacred mountains! If you would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this tour of Mount Koya is for you! Meet your guide at Koyasan station, your private guide will customize your full-day tour in detail according to your interests. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Kansai Airport Transfer by Limousine Bus
Kansai Airport Transfer by Limousine Bus
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from: $9

Our Bus network is nationwide from the Kansai Airport, providing safe and comfortable trip with hospitality to the customers. Enjoy access to the free Wifi on our buses and spend your time relaxing during your trip. Protective measures are strictly executed responding to the Novel Coronavirus. Driver and passengers are required to wear masks and disinfecting the buses timely and frequently. Quality conditioners are installed on the bus and ventilating the air every 5 minutes.

Koyasan Full-Day Tour
Koyasan Full-Day Tour
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from: $237

You will visit very unique, religious town with a knowledgeable licensed local guide. We will help you understand Koyasan as much as possible. We visit two most sacred areas in Koyasan. One is Garan-monastic complex and the other is Okunoin-the holy place for Kobo Daishi (the founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan) belief. And we also visit Kongobuji temple, the head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism. You will be able to learn about real Koyasan only a local guide knows. We walk about 3 km in Okunoin feeling the sacred atmosphere created by hundreds of thousands of gravestones standing on both sides of the pass flanked by tall centuries-old cedar trees.

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