How do you get from Kumano Kodo to Osaka?

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You could first take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka Station, a trip of two and a half to three hours. Or, you could take the Shinkansen to Nagoya, a trip of one and a half to two hours. From either Osaka or Nagoya, proceed as described below to get to the Kumano region.

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Keeping this in consideration, how long does it take to walk the Kumano Kodo?

Kumano Kodo has a good transportation network that allows hikers to bite off shorter walks by traveling to various points along the route by bus or train. The full Kumano Kodo hiking experience takes four or five days.

Beside above, how do you get from Kumano Kodo to Kyoto? Most train connections between Kyoto and the Kumano region require a transfer at Shin-Osaka Station (30 minutes by rapid train or 15 minues by shinkansen from Kyoto) except for a single direct train per day.

Also know, how difficult is the Kumano Kodo?

Quick facts

Distance: 70 km
Difficulty level: Demanding. You'll climb through rugged forest and up steep mountain passes gaining a maximum altitude of 1,719 m. It's considered one of the toughest trails of Kumano Kodo for its incline and duration.

How do I get from Osaka to Tanabe?

No, there is no direct train from Osaka to Kii-Tanabe Station. However, there are services departing from Yodoyabashi and arriving at Kiitanabe via Tennoji. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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Is Nachi Falls worth?

9 hour round trip but worth it. Nachi Waterfall is a bit off the beaten track and not close to any shinkansen lines so it's a bit of a trip to get there from Osaka or Kyoto at 4.5 hours each way. The area is essentially the end of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail.

What does Kumano Kodo mean?

Kumano Kodo (????, Kumano Kodō) refers to a network of pilgrimage trails through the southern Kansai region. More than just a means to reach the three shrines, the pilgrimage trails were designed to be a religious experience in themselves and often pass through difficult, even dangerous, mountain terrain.

How long is the Nakasendo way?

534 km

How long is the Nakahechi route?


One of only two UNESCO World Heritage trails, the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage is a beautiful three- to seven- day walk through the rolling highlands of central Japan. As you walk the cobbled paths that have been used by people for over a millennium, you can really feel the history and serenity.

How do I get to Nachi Falls?

Nachi Taisha can be reached via a bus from Kii-Katsuura or Nachi Station. Get the bus from Kii-Katsuura Station and ride 30 minutes to the Nachi-san stop. The stop before is Nachi-no-Taki-mae, the stop for Nachi Falls. Alternatively, take the bus from Shingu Station for about 15 minutes and get off at Jinja Otera-mae.

How do I get to Yunomine Onsen?

Buses from Shingu Station take around one hour to reach the village. Get off at the Yunomine Onsen bus stop. Alternatively, take the slightly longer bus ride from JR Kii-Tanabe Station. Yunomine Onsen is located along the same bus route that brings you to Hongu Taisha, as well as several other hot spring sites.

How difficult is the Nakasendo trail?

We have graded the Nakasendo Way as Moderate to Challenging. You'll walk through forests, along local roads, and through small villages and old historical post towns. Some sections are steep, particularly the walk up to the Torii Pass on the way to Narai.

How do I get to Kumano Kodo?

Tokyo to Kumano
You could first take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka Station, a trip of two and a half to three hours. Or, you could take the Shinkansen to Nagoya, a trip of one and a half to two hours. From either Osaka or Nagoya, proceed as described below to get to the Kumano region.

How do I get from Osaka to Nachi Falls?


Nachi Station is on the JR Kisei Line. 4 - 5 hours from Osaka. Regular buses run from Kiikatsuura Station stopping at Nachi Station and then Daimonzaka, Nachi Falls, and Nachi Taisha Shrine.