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Imperial Route to Kumano

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 villages where accommodations are located. The infrastructure — such as English signs, maps and luggage shuttle services — is 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.

Course Data


Nakahechi Route Guide List

Nakahechi Route Main Sections

Nakahechi Hongu Area Routes

Nakahechi Kumotori Routes

Other Nakahechi Route Sub-sections

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