PLAN:10DAYS

PRICE FROM 175,000 JPY

per person (For a group of 12 people)

OVERVIEW

This is a tour for people who wants to try special and unique route. We will take you to the white sand beach and deep in the mountain where hardly visit on your own.

Kumano Kodo refers to a network of pilgrimage trails. The Kodo (“old ways”) are a key part of the region’s UNESCO designation, and have been in use for over 1000 years. The pilgrimage routes developed as a way for people to move between the sacred areas on the Kii Peninsula. You will feel the history and will meet many art works in this tour.

  1. Haneda Airport to Nanki Shirahama Airport

    DAY01

    Haneda Airport to Nanki Shirahama Airport

    Take a domestic flight from Haneda Aiport to Nanki Shirahama Airport. After you arrive to Nanki Shirahama Airport, you will check in to a hotel.
    In the afternoon, you will be free at your own leisure at Shirarahama beach and surrounded area. Shirarahama Beach is a white sand resort that is approximately 640 meters long and is the "sister beach" of Waikiki Beach in Hawaii. Directly next to the beach is an onsen footbath. There also are some natural sightseeing spot, public onsen facing to the sea, and indoor activities in the area.
  2. Wakayama - Nara

    DAY02

    Wakayama - Nara

    Today you will start the journey on the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes. First place you will visit is Kumano Nachi Taisya shrine; a part of a large complex of neighboring religious sites that exemplify the fusion of Buddhist and Shinto influences. The site also boasts the tallest waterfall in Japan. Next, you will visit Dorokyo Gorge. It is designated as one of Japan’s special natural monuments of scenic beauty. Visitors can enjoy scenery of cliffs and unusually shaped rocks on speedboat cruises throughout the ravine.
    After that, a long stone staircase leads to the sacred grounds of the Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine located on a ridge surrounded by giant cedar and cypress trees. It is one of the three grand shrines of Kumano, and head shrine of over 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan.
    Onsen is waiting for you to make you relax for the night.
  3. Nara One-Day Tour

    DAY03

    Nara One-Day Tour

    Continue your spiritual journey to Tamaki Shrine. It is in a forest of ancient cedars often shrouded in mist, feels far removed from modern life. It has been a key stop on the pilgrimage route for over 1,000 years. You will now have a little adventure on Tanize Suspension Bridge; one of the longest suspension bridges in Japan. Enclosed in wire mesh and rising 54 meters over the Totsukawa River, though quite safe, the swaying motion can be disconcerting, or fun, depending on your perspective. After an hour of drive from there, you will arrive to Mitarai Valley: one of the most beautiful valleys in Japan. The hiking course along a river that flows between large rocks allows visitors to take in the beautiful scenery.
    Where you will stay tonight is Dorogawa Onsen. It is in deep in the southern mountains, the traditional hot spring town. Dorogawa retains a serene, spiritual atmosphere that draws pilgrims.
  4. Nara - Shiga - Kyoto

    DAY04

    Nara - Shiga - Kyoto

    Finally, you will finish your journey on pilgrimage routes and leave for another destination.
    Soni Highland is a pampas grassland spreads across the valley to the mountains. There is a walking trail in the grassland, and it is possible to take a casual stroll without carrying equipment. Then, you will move to the north, Ninja Museum of Igaryu. The museum's collection includes ancient ninjutsu writings analyzed scientifically along with ancient ninjutsu weapons. There are over 400 ninja tools on display, including shuriken actually used in the time of the ninja. The museum also features a model village with tours and demonstrations of its features. Miho Museum is not far from the Ninja Village. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the museum is the design of its structures and how they are integrated into their natural surroundings. The designer of the museum is Ieoh Ming Pei who designed the pyramid in Louvre Museum.
  5. Kyoto Half-Day Tour

    DAY05

    Kyoto Half-Day Tour

    Ohara Sanzenin is one of the finest temples in all of Kyoto, especially when you take in its sublime natural setting. Climb past the inevitable souvenir stalls before entering the green sanctuary of the temple precincts. Next temple you visit is Kenninji Temple. It is the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto and it is located in the historic Gion district, Kenninji Temple is filled with important works of art and design that include paintings, sculptures, and the Zen garden.
    You will be free at your own leisure in the afternoon. Enjoy your day in Kyoto.
  6. Kyoto - Okayama

    DAY06

    Kyoto - Okayama

    In the morning, you will transfer to Okayama by Bullet Train.
    The first place to visit in Okayama is Kojima Jeans Street where denim fans from all over world come to visit about 30 shops, cafes, and general stores from jeans brands known around the world for high quality. The highlight today is Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. It preserves the beauty of traditional Japanese architecture for the present day, with its rows of willow trees gently swaying in the wind, and the beautiful contrast between the white walls and the black-and-white "namako" walls casting their shadows onto the Kurashiki River below. You can visit Ohara Museum of Art if you would like to.
  7. Naoshima One-Day Tour

    DAY07

    Naoshima One-Day Tour

    Offering a unique opportunity to see some of Japan's best contemporary art in gorgeous natural settings. Museums and numerous outdoor sculptures are situated around the coast, including Yellow Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama, which has become a symbol of Naoshima. You will also visit Chichu Art Museum and Benesse House Museum by Tadao Ando.
  8. Okayama – Tokyo

    DAY08

    Okayama – Tokyo

    Ride a bullet train to west bound, Tokyo. After you have lunch in Tokyo Station, you will head to Nakagin Capsule Tower tour. It is one of the most iconic buildings in Tokyo and a symbol of the Metabolism movement of the '60s and '70s.
    After that, you will visit the Nintendo store, the second official shop after one in New York, will sell game consoles, software and character goods. At night, you will visit 8 bit café; a heaven for every '80s video game fan. The walls and tables are decorated with figurines, comics and posters, while several classic and operational consoles are available for use. Just choose your favorite from the extensive game collection and start playing.
  9. Free Day in Tokyo

    DAY09

    Free Day in Tokyo

    You are now free in one of the biggest metropolitans on the planet. You can go to anywhere you want. Tsukiji market, Ginza premier shopping district, or Akihabara maid café are waiting for you.
  10. Tokyo – Haneda International airport

    DAY10

    Tokyo – Haneda International airport

    Free time until departure. Relax as we drive you to Haneda International Airport.
    Have a safe flight back home!

PRICE DETAILS

    PRICE

    3 Star Hotel / Twin Room 2 People Use

    2 PAX 510,000 JPY PER PAX
    4 PAX 300,000 JPY PER PAX
    6 PAX 232,000 JPY PER PAX
    8 PAX 200,000 JPY PER PAX
    10 PAX 190,000 JPY PER PAX
    12 PAX 175,000 JPY PER PAX

    PRICE INCLUDES

    *9 Nights’ Accommodation
    *8 Days chartered car with Driver
    *Admission fees
    *Activity fees
    *English-speaking guide
    *Meet and greet airport service
    *Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

    – It does not include Bullet Train Ticket
    – It does not include Meal Fee

    CAR

    2-6 people: 9 Seater Van
    8-12 people: 18 Seater Bus
    Driver + English-Speaking Tour Guide

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