Imperial Route to Kumano
Linking the Kumano Grand Shrines
The Nakahechi route is the main route that links the three Grand Shrines of Kumano. It has rich historical, cultural, and spiritual atmosphere. There are local busses that lead to the isolated village where accommodations are located. The infrastructure such as English signs, maps and luggage shuttle services are developed.
The Nakahechi is the core trail of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage network with a history of over 1000 years. It can be walked in consecutive day treks or experienced with shorter highlight walks. It is a mountain environment so if your planning to do a multi-day walk please be prepared.