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Welcome to the Kumano Kodo: a series of UNESCO-listed pilgrimage routes

The Kumano Kodo offers a different view of Japan: far removed from the modern cities, this is a world of forested slopes, hidden valleys, waterfalls, traditional villages, moss-covered stone deities and tranquil oji shrines. There are opportunities to experience hot-spring bathing and to sample local cuisine as you follow in the footsteps of emperors, samurai, priests and ascetics traversing traditional flagstone paths and forest trails. Kat Davis, author of the Cicerone guidebook to the Kumano Kodo, introduces the treks in this quick video.

Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage - Front Cover

Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage

The UNESCO World Heritage trek

£17.95

Guidebook to walking Japan's Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage trails on the Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka. Covering the Nakahechi, Kohechi and Iseji trails, as well as Koyasan and the Choishimichi route, the guide has all the practical information needed, along with notes on the routes' rich history and culture.

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