Kumano Kodo Customer Experiences

Mystical & Challenging

“Absolutely loved the Kumano Kodo. Beautiful, mystical, challenging and renewing. The nature and scenery are breathtaking. I walked the trail solo and felt confident to navigate and manage on my own. The accommodation and food were excellent. Nothing better than an outdoor onsen after a long day walking!”

Felicity Hale (NSW) - June 2018
Kumano Kodo Trail (7 days)

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So many great moments!

“The trip was awesome – thank you RAW Travel! The accommodation and food was great. The onsens really helped us relax and recover after the long walks – some of those walks are quite arduous. There were so many great moments, including attending the 5am morning ceremony with the monks at the ancient Seiganto-ji wooden temple before breakfast.”

Aaron Smyth - October 2016
Kumano in Autumn (8 days)

Excellent Itinerary

“Excellent itinerary enabling us to experience the old, new and beautiful parts of the Kansai region and a wide range of incredible cultural experiences, cuisine, history and landscapes. The trip notes were perfect for a self-guided tour. I highly recommend this trip for people who are keen to have a broad experience of hiking in Japan.”

Andrew Miller (VIC) - November 2017
Kumano Kodo, Koyasan & Kyoto (12 days)

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Proud Dual Pilgrim

“The Kumano Kodo was certainly a physical challenge but gave a wonderful insight into Japanese culture, hospitality, food and wilderness. I am proud to have completed this walk and become a Dual Pilgrim.”

Ellen Macmanus (VIC) - May 2018
Kumano Kodo Trail (7 days)