Article · 19 May 2019
An intro to… the Kumano Kodo
Kat Davis, author of Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage, introduces the Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage trails on the Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka.
Originally from Melbourne, after graduating from university, Kat moved to Japan. Working as an adventure tour guide in Japan helped Kat develop her skills to seek out the local hotspots and also develop a love for hiking. ‘A wise man climbs Mt Fuji, a fool climbs it twice’ is a popular Japanese saying, so Kat climbed it 7 times. From Japan to Canada to London, she quit her office job in 2013 to walk the Camino de Santiago and never looked back. She completed seven Caminos and walked over 10,000km in Spain, Portugal, England, Italy, Japan and America, including the 4240km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.
Sadly Kat's life was cut short in early 2020. She is fondly remembered for her meticulous work, inspiration and energy.
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