A three day guided tour starting from Ise and following the Kumano Kodo Ise-ji trail to Onigajo. The first day will focus on ‘The Holy City’ of Ise and the grounds of Ise-jingu shrine, followed by a walk around Oharai Town ... More info ›
A three day guided tour starting from Ise and following the Kumano Kodo Ise-ji trail to Onigajo. The first day will focus on ‘The Holy City’ of Ise and the grounds of Ise-jingu shrine, followed by a walk around Oharai Town. The second day will start at Meoto Iwa, the ‘Married Couple’ Rocks, and then a hike along part of the World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail and ending with a hot spring bathing experience. The third day will be a tour along a coastal stretch pilgrimage trail, followed by a tour of Sugari fisherman’s town and a walk along Onigajo beach, with a final dip in a hot spring bath.
Tour provided by Heartland Japan http://heartlandjapan.com/.
Day 1: Ise - Cultural Tour of ‘The Holy City’ (Lunch & Dinner included)
We will meet at Ise-shi Station at 9 am. First we head to the Outer Shrine of Ise-jingu. Many restaurants and souvenir shops have opened up along Geku Sando, so you’ll be able to grab lunch here before heading onwards to the Inner Shrine. After we will freely wander around the districts of Oharai-machi. Here you’ll stumble across several hidden gems, including Japan’s smallest sake brewery, a store specialising in sake cups, and various other food and souvenir shops along the way.
Day 2: Kumano Kodo - Meoto Iwa & Kumano Kodo Ise-ji Walking Tour (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
On the second day, we will head to the Meoto Iwa, the ‘Married Couple’ Rocks off the coast, and Futami Okitama Shrine and the auxiliary Ryugusha Shrine, before being transported by minibus to Kumano Kodo’s Tsuzurato Pass for a hike along part of Kumano Kodo Ise-ji trail. We will finish with a relaxing dip in a onsen hot spring bath before dinner.
Day 3: Kumano Kodo - Kumano Kodo Ise-ji Coastal Walking Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included)
On the final day, we embark on a course that follows the Ikkoku Pass, Hirakata Pass and Kumagaya-michi, while enjoying the views of the Kumano Sea with its many islands. After lunch, we head to Owase. Here we explore by foot the traditional fishing village of Sugari, before continuing along the coast to Kumano’s Onigajo and taking a dip in an onsen hot spring bath. The tour will finish back at Ise-shi Station at around 8pm.