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6 DAYS KUMANO KODO TRAIL (05 – 10 April 2023)

MT KOYA, KAWAYU, NACHIKATSUURA, ISE

Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture, Nature & Wildlife

Highlights

  • High guides to hiker ratio to allow you the option of easier walks or more challenging hikes.
  • Carefully selected unique lodging from comfortable Temple Stay, Japanese Inns on the trail and Luxury ryokan.
  • Most fully inclusive arrangements and top Travel Concierge in usual Intriq Finesse style.

The Kumano Kodo Trail has for more than 1000 years been walked by Japanese pilgrim from all walks of life. We have carefully selected the most beautiful sections of the trail to hike, and you will indulge in Japanese culture and tradition, understand the Sacred Shinto religion and enjoy some of the loveliest scenery.

Before the hike, we will have a wonderful experience in a temple lodging in Mt. Koya and at the end, visit the Ise Grand Shrine, the most sacred in Japan. Accommodation along the trail will be in charming Japanese ryokan culminating to the final night in a luxurious ryokan.

This is a trip to indulge in beautiful landscape, Japanese heritage and luxury finale!

Land Tour Price

Twin Sharing: S$ 7,880 per person
Single Supplement: S$ 1,550 per person

SGD 7,880 Per Person
Per Person

Early Bird Offer
First four bookings (up to 4 rooms) will enjoy a complimentary upgrade to 100sqm room in Ryokan Basarotei

Deposit Amount

SGD S$ 1,576/- Per Person

20% deposit at sign up

6 Days 5 Nights

*Registration Closing Date
06 Dec 2022 or when tour is fully subscribed

Cancellation Charges:
Before 04 Jan 2023: Deposit Forfeited
From 05 Jan 2023 100% cancellation fees of total fare apply

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01
05 APR 2023 (WED) ARRIVAL IN KANSAI

05 APR 2023 (WED) ARRIVAL IN KANSAI
MT KOYA
Dinner included

Arrive in Kansai Airport and drive about 70 km or about 1½ hour to Mt. Koya.

Mt. Koya is the centre of Shingon Buddhism, and it’s beautifully forest clad slopes and valleys are dotted with charming temples. We will spend the afternoon here followed by a wonderful experience of an overnight in a temple lodging. The accommodation is simple but comfortable with private toilet and shower.

Day 02
06 APR 2023 (THU) MT KOYA / KUMANO KODO TRAIL

06 APR 2023 (THU) MT KOYA / KUMANO KODO TRAIL
KAWAYU
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

A magical experience this morning as we join in the temple Morning Prayer ritual with the local monks as they recite the fundamental sutra called Rishu Kyo.

Drive about 2 hours to the start point of our next adventure – hiking the Kumano Kodo Trail. For thousands of years, Japanese of all walks of life from commoner to retired emperors & aristocrats have walking this pilgrimage trail. Numerous beautiful shrines dot the trail and scenery is wonderful with lovely forests, rivers and waterfalls.

This afternoon, we hike about 5km going through lovely woods of cedars, pass quiet Hamlet of Chikatsuyu, 500 years old Nonagase Cemetery and visit the Nakahechi Art Museum.

Walking Distance: 5 km

Day 03
07 APR 2023 (FRI) KUMANO KODO TRAIL

07 APR 2023 (FRI) KUMANO KODO TRAIL
KAWAYU
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

A 30 min drive takes us to Hosshinmon Gate, the start point of today’s walk. This area is known for its trees, which are bright green in the spring and deep red in the autumn. A gentle walk on a downhill slope leads to a beautiful overlook of the Kumano River and the largest torii gate in Japan. Continuing downhill, you will walk through a small village and arrive in Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine.

Walking Distance: 7 km (with option for longer hikes)

Day 04
08 APR 2023 (SAT) KUMANO KODO TRAIL

08 APR 2023 (SAT) KUMANO KODO TRAIL
NAGIKATSUURA
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

This morning at 10am, we take a scenic boat ride down to Hayatama Taisha, one of Kumano’s three important shrines。

In the afternoon, we hike up to the top of the Nachi Falls, en route, make several stops to learn about local crafts. At the top we will find the bright red Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine next to the beautiful and tranquil Seiganto-ji Temple. Here, be treated to the view of the 133m high fall, biggest in Japan and one of its last remaining pristine primeval forests.

At the end of the walk, a short 20 min drive take us to the coastal town of Nachikatsuura.

Total Walking distance: 2 km.       

Day 05
09 APR 2023 (SUN) KUMANO KODO TRAIL / ISE

09 APR 2023 (SUN) KUMANO KODO TRAIL / ISE
ISE
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

This morning, we drive 3 hours to Ise. Visit the Ise Grand Shrine. This is one of Japan’s most important Shinto Shrine with a stunning architecture. It has been designated as a National Treasure.

Continue to Okage Tokocho Street where its Ise Tsumairi-styled buildings meet Western-styled Kuwanashi buildings.

After lunch, check into the exclusive Basaratei Ryokan, hidden among beautiful environment.

Day 06
10 APR 2023 (MON) ISE / DEPARTURE FROM KANSAI

10 APR 2023 (MON) ISE / DEPARTURE FROM KANSAI
NIL
Breakfast included

Visit Futami Okitama Shrine, a couple rock side by side in the sea. Spend leisure time before transfer to the airport for your flight out.

Intriq Journey’s Curated Hotels

Cost Per Person

Twin Share S$ 7,880
Single Supplement S$ 1,550

Sekishoin Temple • Kawayu Onsen Fujiya • Nagisaya • Ryokan Basaratei

MT KOYA

MT KOYA

Sekishoin Temple (Japanese Room with bath and toilet)

Founded more than 1100 years ago with a vast 6,611sqm garden. This is one of the most comfortable options to experience a Temple Stay on Mt. Koya with private facilities. (Rooms: 60)

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KAWAYU

KAWAYU

Kawayu Onsen Fujiya - Japanese Room

Boasting various hot spring baths and river views, Kawayu Onsen Fujiya is historic accommodation situated near the Kumano pilgrimage route. Fujiya Ryokan’s hot spring baths are spacious and situated both indoor and outdoor. (Rooms: 31)

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NACHIKATSUURA

NACHIKATSUURA

Nagisaya - Japanese Room East Wing Sea Side

Surrounded by the sea and coastal mountains, this hot spring resort is set wonderfully to enjoy great view and lovely environments. (Rooms: 139)

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ISE

ISE

Ryokan Basaratei - 50sqm room

This exclusive luxury ryokan is hidden in a remote corner in Ise for you to indulge in the beautiful environment, onsens and the best of Japanese cuisine and hospitality. (Rooms: 18)

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Estimated Price per Person

Economy Class S$ 1,260
Business Class S$ 4,192

Singapore Airlines
05 Apr 2023, Singapore – Kansai (SQ 618): 01:25 – 08:50

10 Apr 2023, Kansai – Singapore (SQ 623): 23:25 – 04:40+1D

DEPOSIT
SGD S$ 1,576/- Per Person
EARLY BIRD PROMOTION
First four bookings (up to 4 rooms) will enjoy a complimentary upgrade to 100sqm room in Ryokan Basarotei

Registration Closing Date: 06 Dec 2022 or when tour is fully subscribed

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis, unless on single supplement, on bed, breakfast & dinner basis
  • All transportations and transfers on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of a guide to hiker ratio of 1 to 6
  • All entrance fees in sights as stated
  • Lunches and dinners including 1 glass of wine / Sake or other alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages per person per meal
  • All tipping to local guides, porters and other local service staffs
  • Service of Intriq Journey’s Travel Concierge

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfare and taxes
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry

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