Sacred Kumano

The ancient Kumano region is nestled in the verdant mountains of Wakayama Prefecture — the spiritual heartland of Japan.  Worshipped for centuries, this lush and rugged area has been considered the abode of the gods.  

Walk the spiritual Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, soak and relax in the healing waters of isolated onsen, dine on delicious local cuisine, interact with the friendly locals—what kind of adventures await you in this sacred land?

What is Kumano Travel?

Kumano Travel is the official reservation system of the Tanabe City/Kumano Region, Japan.

It is a local, community-based initiative created to supply visitors with quality information, services, and products so they can fully experience travelling in the area.

With the strong support of local stakeholders and travellers alike, we are working towards our goal of creating a high quality, sustainable destination open to the world.

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Why Book with Kumano Travel?

When booking with Kumano Travel you are directly supporting the local community.

  • Over 1000 Years of Experience!
  • Quality Personal Service
  • Intimate Knowledge
  • Locally Owned & Operated
  • Responsible & Sustainable
  • Freedom to Discover
  • Secure Booking

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Official Community Reservation System


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One of the most progressive tourism outfits in all Japan. [Lonely Planet]

The Kumano Travel site along with the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau sites made it easy to create my own itinerary, plan my route, book my trip, and it saved me hundreds of dollars versus if I booked a self-guided tour by one of the other tour companies. I'm glad I used the available resources to help create a memorable trip.  [Guest]

Amazing resource of information! We couldn't have planned the trip without it. [Guest]

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Model Itineraries


Model Itineraries are sample travel plans to help you organize your trip.

You can use them as they are, adjust them to your needs, or contact us to create a personalized tour. The choice is yours!

We help you do the organizing, so you have more time and freedom to discover.



A diversity of lodgings, from guesthouses to classic inns, welcome guests with traditional hospitality.


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Travel Services


Our travel services are designed to support you during your visit.


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