Private tour

Kumano Kodo: Private Full-Day Pilgrimage Trip

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

Kumano Kodo: Private Full-Day Pilgrimage Trip

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

From US$ 374.31 per group up to 4

Explore the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage in this full-day private trip. Explore an ancient network of pilgrim trails dating back more than 1000 years connecting historic shrines and temples to the backdrop of Kii Peninsula.

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Duration 7 hours
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English, Japanese
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel is provided by the local activity provider.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Immerse yourself in the Kumano Kodo pilgramage tour with a private chaffeur
  • Visit the Sanzan shrines at Hongu Taisha, Hayatama Taisha, and Nachi Taisha
  • Avoid the hassle with everything arranged and your driver ready to take the strain
  • Admire the huge waterfall of Nachi Falls, a designated site of scenic beauty
  • See all the different aspects of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a single trip
Full description

Embark on an adventure to see all the key sights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in a single trip. Admire all three shrines and pause at the beautiful Nachi falls to watch water crashing down from 133 meters in the air.

After pickup from your hotel, start with a visit to the Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine. Learn about the sun goddess Amaterasu at a location which is the head of over 3000 Kumano shrines across Japan. Admire the biggest torii gate in the world which, at 33 meters tall, dwarfs visitors passing under it.

Next, head to the Kumano Hayatama Taisha, located in Shingu City. This shrine has occupied the same spot on the Kumano Riverbank since at least the 12th century. Learn about the Shinto creation myth which claims how three deities descended to earth nearby. Head back in the vehicle for the drive to Kumano Nachi Taisha, located near the coastal hot spring Katsuura. Admire the fusion of Buddhist and Shinto influences that is particular to the Kumano region. Finish your pilgrimage with a stop at Nachi Falls, Be awed by Japan's tallest waterfall with a single uninterrupted drop of 133 meters. Feel the power of a sacred site where a ton of water drops down the cliff every second.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Day tour of the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage
  • Stop at Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine
  • Stop at Kumano Hayatama Taisha
  • Stop at Kumano Nachi Taisha
  • Visit to Nachi Falls
  • Private car with driver
  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
  • Lunch (available to purchase for approximately 1,500 JPY per person)
  • Parking Fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour itinerary may vary due to traffic conditions
  • Special requests for the itinerary can be made to the driver

Product ID: 417621