A new challenge on the Kumano Kodo trail

The enduring magic of the Kumano Kodo is a ceaseless enchantment to us, and we are proud to introduce a new part of the trail we didn't have chance to tell you about until now.

The Kohechi trail heads north from Hongu Taisha Shrine, through to the mountaintop Buddhist temple complex of Mount Koya. This ancient trail is said to be the shortest route between these two deeply spiritual locations. That doesn’t mean that the walk isn’t strenuous in places - it certainly is. rBut this new trail is a wonderful complement to our other walking adventures. 

Our Kumano Kodo Complete self-guided tours combine the Nakahechi and Kohechi trails, with lengths of 9 or 11 days.

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