Anchored by three Shinto shrines dedicated to nature, the Kumano Kodo is one of only two ancient pilgrimage routes recognised as UNESCO World Heritage sites (the other is Spain’s Camino de Santiago).
For those seeking to experience Japan’s traditional way of life, the Kumano Kodo immerses you in this heritage - villagers tend orchards of heirloom ume plums, pound rice using wooden mallets to make mochi, and welcome the weary to soak tired muscles in their healing onsen hot springs.
Our journeyers sleep in small ryokan inns on tatami mats, where your lovingly created meals also showcase their delicious seasonal produce.
Walking this pilgrimage gives renewed meaning to the old adage that happiness is a journey, not a destination.
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