Trip reference number: CJXK

Trip Operator: Intrepid

Japan: Koya-san & Kumano Kodo Trek

From: £2209.00

Stray onto the beaten track with an eight-day trekking adventure on some of the ancient pilgrim routes in Japan. The Koya-san and Kumano Kodo treks take you deep through the wilderness and into the mountainous landscapes of Honshu, as well as provide insight into the strong connection with past and present pilgrims hiking these historic routes. Along the way, stop by peaceful temples and tranquil monasteries, soak in traditional onsen and discover the cultural hubs of Kyoto and Osaka. This small-group adventure will give you both a physical and cultural workout around the best of enchanting Japan. Highlights/r/n
  • Explore Kyoto on a couple of nearby hikes for a different perspective on the life and culture in this notable city, as well as visiting some sites of natural and religious significance.
  • Experience two of the main religions in Japan – Buddhism and Shintoism – by following the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on their quest for faith along the Koya-san and Kumano Kodo trails.
  • Discover two of the major cultural hubs of Japan on foot, walking the Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto and strolling through the Dotombori district in Osaka.
  • Join in on the morning prayers and share a traditional shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian) meal during an overnight temple stay in Koya-san, deep in mountainous Wakayama prefecture.
  • Soak in an ancient onsen after a day of trekking in Yunomine – there's no better way in Japan to relax and rejuvenate, as well as understand local cultures, than in the natural mineral waters of a hot spring.


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
04/04/2020 11/04/2020 3 £2635.00
09/05/2020 16/05/2020 2 £2685.00
20/06/2020 27/06/2020 11 £2209.00
12/09/2020 19/09/2020 9 £2325.00
26/09/2020 03/10/2020 10 £2325.00
10/10/2020 17/10/2020 11 £2325.00
07/11/2020 14/11/2020 9 £2325.00
03/04/2021 10/04/2021 11 £2325.00
08/05/2021 15/05/2021 12 £2325.00
19/06/2021 26/06/2021 12 £2325.00
10/07/2021 17/07/2021 12 £2325.00
07/08/2021 14/08/2021 12 £2325.00
11/09/2021 18/09/2021 12 £2325.00
25/09/2021 02/10/2021 12 £2325.00
09/10/2021 16/10/2021 12 £2325.00
06/11/2021 13/11/2021 12 £2325.00

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