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SUNRISE TOURS JTB

PLAN

3-Day Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Tour

  • Fushiogami Tea Plantation (Photo for illustrative purposes only, courtesy of Kumano Hongu Tourist Association)

  • Kumano Kodo (Photo for illustrative purposes only, courtesy of Kumano Hongu Tourist Association)

  • View from Miharashidai (Photo for illustrative purposes only, courtesy of Kumano Hongu Tourist Association)

  • View from Miharashidai (Photo for illustrative purposes only, courtesy of Kumano Hongu Tourist Association)

  • Kongobu-ji Temple (Konpon Daito Tower)

  • Kongobu-ji Temple (Kondo Main Temple Hall)

  • Kongobu-ji Temple (Fudodo Hall)

  • Kongobu-ji Temple (Chumon Gate)

  • Okunoin

  • Okunoin

  • Tour Details

1. This tour takes you to World Heritage Koyasan and Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route along with a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter or an English-speaking Region-specific Tour Guide Interpreter (different guide interpreters will be assigned per day).
2. Those who are interested may experience joining Koyasan's "Asa-no-Otsutome," Buddhist morning chants held at the worship hall.
3. For the Kumano Kodo walk, the tour will take the Nakahechi route, a popular route even beginners will enjoy.
4. The Day 2 and Day 3 itinerary will be accompanied by an English-speaking Region-specific Tour Guide Interpreter.
5. Customers will stay in a temple lodging at Koyasan and a hot spring accommodation representative of Wakayama Prefecture.

  • Tour Overview
Req. to Run Tour
2guest(s)
Req. per Booking
2guest(s)
Departs
Osaka
Guide Service
English
Tour Guide/Conductor Language
Not Available
Audio Guide
Not Available
Tangential multilingual assistant or multilingual reception accepted
English
Included
Transportation expenses, Accommodation charges for 2 nights (1 night with dinner and breakfast for each), Day 1 National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter fee, Day 2 & 3 English-speaking Region-specific Tour Guide Interpreter fee, Day 1 & 3 lunch
Not Included
Drink charges, Lunch on Day 2
  • Remarks
[Until Dec. 31, 2019]
Planning Company: JTB Corp.
Address: 2-3-11 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 64)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[From Jan. 1, 2020]
Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 21 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
Please inform us of your accommodation and contact details for the day prior to the tour. If the tour is canceled, customers will be notified by the conducting company or their travel agent. This tour is accompanied by either a different National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or a Region-specific Tour Guide Interpreter for Day 1 and Days 2 and 3. For Days 2 and 3, 1 National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will accompany 4 participants.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
Public transportation will be used during the tour. Please note that, excluding the limited express train, seating is not guaranteed. Also, customers cannot join bringing suitcases. Luggage delivery service is not available. On Day 3, customers will be taking the bus bound for Kii-Tanabe Station and the limited express train from there to Tennoji or Shin-Osaka Station on their own (without an accompanying guide interpreter).
During the tour, please strictly follow the instructions of the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter, as well as all itinerary times. Participants who do not follow the group may be asked to leave the tour. Refunds will not be issued in such cases.
The Kumano Kodo walk may be canceled at the location due to inclement weather, unavoidable circumstances, or other reasons. Please note that in this case, refunds will not be provided.
Children younger than 12 years old are not permitted to participate on this course. This tour is recommended for customers used to walking.
The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
[2019]
Hotel Granvia Osaka / 9:00
Swissotel Nankai Osaka / 9:40
[2020]
Swissotel Nankai Osaka / 9:40
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
Lunch on Day 1 will be bento box style Japanese cuisine. Buddhist vegetarian cuisine will be provided for customers that would like a vegetarian meal so please make a request on the day. A bento box meal will be prepared for lunch on Day 3.
On Day 2, please eat lunch on your own (not included). Please note that this is not included in the tour booking charge.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Accommodation Information]
Koyasan Area: Koyasan Temple Lodging
Japanese-style room (No private bath or toilet) 
Kawayu Onsen Area: Midoriya
Standard Western-style room (with bath and toilet) or Japanese-style room
Accommodation location and room type may not be selected. Accommodation may be provided in a similar grade hotel instead.
Dinner and breakfast at customers' accommodation location is not included in the tour booking charge.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route features unpaved roads and stone-paved roads. Please participate in shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in. (Walking distance along Kumano Kodo is a total of about 8.5 km spread across 2 days, requiring about 7 hours.) Please bring a backpack or similar to keep hands free.
Please bring a raincoat in case of rain while walking along Kumano Kodo.
The temperature at Mt. Koya (Koyasan) is about 8 degrees Celsius lower than in Kyoto and Osaka. Please bring warm attire.
Fees for coin lockers is not included. For customers using this, please pay on your own.
  • Itinerary

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09:00 -

(40minutes)

Depart from Hotel

After having breakfast, customers will have free time until departure. Check out on your own. The National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will meet customers. Take the hotel shuttle bus to Hosshinmon-oji.

バス
09:00 -

(120minutes)

Depart from Hosshinmon-oji

Enjoy the Kumano Kodo walk to Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. (Walking distance approx. 6.9 km, about 4.5 hours) Hosshinmon-oji is known as the entrance to the sacred site of Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. [Remarks] The Kumano Kodo walk may be canceled at the location due to inclement weather, unavoidable circumstances, or other reasons. Please note that in this case, refunds will not be provided.

徒歩
-11:00

(45minutes)

Arrive at Fushiogami-oji

Lunch break.

11:45 -

(105minutes)

Depart from Fushiogami-oji

Head to the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. From here, take a leisurely walk downhill through the woods. (There are no restrooms until Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.)

徒歩
13:30 -14:10

(40minutes)

Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine

Enter through the shrine gate and lay your eyes on a National Important Cultural Property, the cypress bark-roofed shrine hall. Yatagarasu, a three-legged crow, is the symbol of Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. It is also used as a mark by the Japan Football Association. There is a black mailbox called Yatagarasu Post within the shrine grounds.

徒歩
14:25 -14:45

(20minutes)

Oyunohara (Former Shrine Site)

See the large torii gate measuring 34 meters tall and 42 meters wide.

徒歩
15:05 -17:15

(125minutes)

Depart from Kumano Hongu Taisha Bus Stop

Take the route bus straight to JR Kii-Tanabe Station. The English-speaking Region-specific Tour Guide Interpreter assigned for Day 3 will not board the bus or limited express train. Customers are to return to Osaka on their own.

バス
17:42 -

Depart from JR Kii-Tanabe Station

Take the JR limited express train Kuroshio to Shin-Osaka (will stop to arrive at Tennoji at 19:32 on the way).

電車
-19:50

Arrive at JR Shin-Osaka Station

Tour ends after arrival

17:10 -

Arrive at Kawayu Onsen

After arriving, check in at the ryokan. Enjoy the hot springs and dinner. The English-speaking Region-specific Tour Guide Interpreter assigned for Day 2 will accompany the tour until check-in at the ryokan.

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    2020
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Price (per person)
Adults(12-99 )
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Number of People
Adults

Payment in Advance Total
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  • Itinerary

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09:00

(40minutes)

-

Depart from Hotel

After having breakfast, customers will have free time until departure. Check out on your own. The National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will meet customers. Take the hotel shuttle bus to Hosshinmon-oji.

バス
09:00

(120minutes)

-

Depart from Hosshinmon-oji

Enjoy the Kumano Kodo walk to Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. (Walking distance approx. 6.9 km, about 4.5 hours) Hosshinmon-oji is known as the entrance to the sacred site of Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. [Remarks] The Kumano Kodo walk may be canceled at the location due to inclement weather, unavoidable circumstances, or other reasons. Please note that in this case, refunds will not be provided.

徒歩
-11:00

(45minutes)

Arrive at Fushiogami-oji

Lunch break.

11:45

(105minutes)

-

Depart from Fushiogami-oji

Head to the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. From here, take a leisurely walk downhill through the woods. (There are no restrooms until Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.)

徒歩
13:30 -14:10

(40minutes)

Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine

Enter through the shrine gate and lay your eyes on a National Important Cultural Property, the cypress bark-roofed shrine hall. Yatagarasu, a three-legged crow, is the symbol of Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. It is also used as a mark by the Japan Football Association. There is a black mailbox called Yatagarasu Post within the shrine grounds.

徒歩
14:25 -14:45

(20minutes)

Oyunohara (Former Shrine Site)

See the large torii gate measuring 34 meters tall and 42 meters wide.

徒歩
15:05 -17:15

(125minutes)

Depart from Kumano Hongu Taisha Bus Stop

Take the route bus straight to JR Kii-Tanabe Station. The English-speaking Region-specific Tour Guide Interpreter assigned for Day 3 will not board the bus or limited express train. Customers are to return to Osaka on their own.

バス
17:42 -

Depart from JR Kii-Tanabe Station

Take the JR limited express train Kuroshio to Shin-Osaka (will stop to arrive at Tennoji at 19:32 on the way).

電車
-19:50

Arrive at JR Shin-Osaka Station

Tour ends after arrival

17:10 -

Arrive at Kawayu Onsen

After arriving, check in at the ryokan. Enjoy the hot springs and dinner. The English-speaking Region-specific Tour Guide Interpreter assigned for Day 2 will accompany the tour until check-in at the ryokan.

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