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Temporary Closures List — As of October 16, 2020 (Fri)

Kumano Kodo updates during Covid-19
News & Updates Jun/10/2020

Because of the current Covid-19 situation there are unscheduled closures and changes in opening hours.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is list is not a complete list, only a guideline. As the situation is changing quickly the information below may not be 100% up-to-date.

Please also refer to the Japan National Tourism Organization Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information page for nation-wide updates.

https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

日本語はこちら。

Services & Activities

Services

  • Koyasan Kumano Access Bus:
    NOT RUNNING: Weekdays. (August 25th, 2020 updated)
    Only AM departures are running on Saturdays, Sundays and the National Holidays in 2020.
  • Local Bus (Ryujin Bus)Some parts of the Hongu Line: Not running temporarily. Restart full operation from May 23, 2020.
  • Highway Bus (Meiko Bus)Osaka to Tanabe/Shirahama Express Bus:
    The following flights will be reduced from October 1, 2020.
    ・ Departure from Shirahama: 18 flights…Departure from Adventure World 17:09 (between October 1 and the time being)
    ・ Departure from Osaka: 5 flights: Departs from Osaka Station JR High Way Bus Terminal at 9:50 (between October 1 and the time being.

Activities

Accommodations & Facilities

Tanabe

Accommodations

Takijiri/Takahara

Accommodations

Facilities

Chikatsuyu/Nonaka

Accommodations

Hongu Area

Accommodations

Facilities

  • Kumano Hongu Taisha : The prayer time will be shortened as follows from 20 April 2020. | Worship time: 8 am to 5pm | Prayer: From 8 am to 4 pm |

Wataze Area

Accommodations

Nachisan

Accommodations

Facilities

  • Kumano Nachi Taisha(Treasure Hall, Seiryoutei cafe): Closed for the time being.

Katsuura

Accommodations

Facilities

  • Katsuura Gyokou Nigiwai Fish Market : Closed for the time being.
  • Ki-no-Matsushima Cruising : Limited operation on every Saturday, Sunday, and National Holiday

Shingu

Accommodations

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