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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails, Ise Jingu Shrine & Nachi Waterfall, Hiking & Camping

Saturday - Monday, November 9 - 11 • 3:15 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Mie & Wakayama Prefecture
Experience a journey in a remote and spiritual region of Japan. Hike through a mossy flagstone ancient path, lined with luscious ferns and cypress forest. The Kumano Kodo (literally meaning “old path to Kumano”) is a network of pilgrimage trails that traverse rugged mountains in Kii Peninsula and designated as UNESCO world heritage sites. Kumano is considered as a Buddhist pure land paradise as the intersection between Buddhism, Shintoism and mountain worship. The trip starts with a visit to Ise Jingu Shrine, Japan’s most sacred shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu, and the hike starts at Magose Flagstone Pass and Kannon Goddess Trail. The final stop is Nachi Taisha Shrine and Nachi Waterfall, Japan’s largest waterfall. We will camp in and out for 2 nights at Camp Inn Miyama. The trip fee includes transportation, trail guide and rental camping equipment (includes large backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and head light). Minimum age is 10 years old.
$330 / person