Kumano Kodo Customer Experiences

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magnificent and ancient trail

“What an amazing experience. Thank you RAW Travel for coordinating and facilitating our itinerary. The attention to detail – from the documented trip summary to the maps, bus timetables and the one on one tour orientation upon our arrival was invaluable. We will cherish the moments we experienced along this magnificent and ancient trail.”

John and Antonella Mihalinac, VIC – April 2019
Kumano Kodo Highlights (6 days)

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truly exceptional!

“The trip was amazing. We loved the walk. The most beautiful area and the places we stayed at were incredible. The first nights were exceptional. The food was first class.  The trip was so much fun and the area so beautiful! The people are truly exceptional. Can’t wait to go back!”

Mark O’Sullivan, VIC – August 2019
Kumano Kodo Trail (7 days)

A unique experience

"We wanted a unique experience for our honeymoon and that’s exactly what we got. Our itinerary was thorough and well thought out. We loved the local food and staying in the guest houses. The hike itself was challenging but beautiful with varied terrain.

Melissa Nip, Hawaii – April 2019
Kumano Kodo Trail (7 days)

Forest tea house Japan

The entire trip was amazing!

"The entire trip was amazing! The team at RAW Travel coordinated everything perfectly – from the pre-hike briefing, to the accommodation, to the meals. It was a memorable trip, and we are already looking into our next walking holiday!”

Blair Lucas, VIC – April 2019
Kumano Kodo Trail (7 days)

perfect balance

"The trip far exceeded expectations. It was the perfect balance of hard work during the day as we hiked and the luxury offered at all of our accommodations with great onsens, excellent meals, clean, comfortable facilities and lovely hosts. I will relive this adventure for a long time to come. Thanks for an exceptional adventure!"

Barbara Luedtke, USA – May 2019
Kumano Kodo Extended Walk (10 days)

Kyoto Japan

loved it - do it!

"Kumano Kodo – loved it, do it! Amazing scenery & fabulous people."

Michelle Ruth Kuntze, NSW – May 2019
Kumano Kodo & Koyasan (9 days)

truly magnificent

"The entire experience was varied, full of surprises and truly magnificent. The walks were spectacular, accommodation outstanding and the food a highlight. The last day of walking was the most challenging but also the most beautiful. We were proud of our achievement."

Zana Bytheway & Dominic Lay, VIC – August 2019
Kumano Kodo Trail (7 days)

Japanese food
KK-Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Grand Shrine5-hero

Everything went smoothly

“The Kumano Kodo self-guided trip was a great way to undertake this challenging walk. The accommodation, bookings and luggage forwarding service all went smoothly. The accommodation was varied and all really good."

Christine Stapleton, VIC – May 2019
Kumano Kodo Extended Walk (10 days)

a truly spititual experience

“This was the most amazing walk through the mountains with the most incredible scenery and the sense of calm in the old forests with the ancient stone paths. A truly spiritual experience. The guesthouses were fabulous - what a way to experience traditional Japanese culture. We couldn’t have had a better experience.”

Fiona Ireland, VIC – April 2019
Kumano Kodo Trail  (7 days)

Cherry Blossoms Japan

we loved it

“We loved walking along 1000-year-old paths that had previously been followed by emperors, princesses, monks, nuns and poets. The forest is very peaceful and a beautiful part of Japan. It has the most beautiful old trees and it is very green with moss on rocks everywhere. Every day we enjoyed different things, we loved it.”

Leanne Lester, VIC – March 2019
Kumano Kodo Trail (7 days)