World Heritage & Kumano Kodo Autumn Tour 2017

World Heritage & Kumano Kodo Autumn Tour 2017 2017-06-14T12:30:27+00:00

World Heritage & Kumano Kodo Autumn Tour 2017

from A$5900 | Sun 29th October — Sat 11th November 2017 | 14 days-13nights

Autumn colours, hot springs, and outstanding food, coupled with stays in Japan’s most popular cities of Tokyo and Kyoto will revitalize any person seeking a tour offering unrivalled beauty.

Over the centuries, Japanese commoners and then foreigners also took to Kumano Kodo, and word of its beauty and cultural richness spread until it became one of only two pilgrimage routes to be enshrined in Unesco’s list of world heritage sites.

For most travelers the road to Kumano Kodo begins in Tokyo and culminates in Kyoto Japan’s capital for more than a millennium until the late 19th century.

Kyoto has grown into a modern metropolis while preserving the temples and sacred gardens of another age. However nothing compares to travelling to the Kii mountains, through forests ablaze with autumn colour, to another Unesco world heritage site and the centre of Shingon Buddhism -Koyasan.

A highlight of a visit to Koyasan comes at dawn, when guests are allowed to enter the temple’s prayer hall, glowing with candles and heavy with incense, to watch the golden-robed monks

World Heritage & Kumano Kodo Autumn Tour 2017


  • Visit Tokyo’s major attractions including Mt Fuji/Hakone, Tsukiji Fish Markets, Ginza, Imperial Palace, Asakusa area
  • Travel by super-fast Bullet Train
  • Stay in a traditional Buddhist Temple lodging and experience morning prayers with local monks.
  • Minimum 4 star accommodation (except temple Stay)
  • Walk the spectacular mountainous scenery of Kumano Kodo with an experienced Guide
  • Enjoy a private Taiko Drumming performance and experience the feeling of playing these magnificent handcrafted drums yourself
  • Hot spring bathing in natural onsens and  stay in traditional accommodation
  • Visit Kyoto’s major temples like Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion and spot Geiko and Maiko in Gion area with an expert Guide
  • Experience excellent Japanese cuisine and local sake

Escorted by Judy Luxton

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