Sacred Trails

15 days tour from £5000


Introduction - Sacred Trails

The Kumano Kodo, on the Kii Peninsula, is Japan’s most traditional pilgrimage trail. And, thanks to the fact most of its Shinto and Buddhist shrines nestle amid cedar forest and soaring mountains, its most picturesque. 

This tour takes the Kumano circuit as its focal point, bookending the experience with visits to the country’s two great culture capitals, Kyoto and Nara. Although you’ll be transported between some key locations by minibus, the trip does involve a fair amount of moderately strenuous walking, much of it uphill. The payoff is a chance to see a side of the country few foreigners even know exists. You’ll be overnighting in a mix of beautiful ryokan inns, candle-lit monasteries and modern hotels.

What's included:

  • International flights from the UK

  • 13 nights accommodation

  • All internal transportation and transfers

  • English speaking guides

  • Breakfast daily, dinner on days 4, 5, 8-11

  • Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
 Sacred Trails 


Travel Arrangements

You travel independently on a departure date of your choice. Internal travel is by shuttle bus and train.