Japan Kumano Kodo - April 2020
About the adventure
This Japanese adventure is steeped in cultural significane and will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. You will discover Japan's cultural heartland by hiking ancient pilgrimage routes through the UNESCO listed Kii Mountains.
You will trek through scenic landscapes, unwind in the healing hot springs, learn about ancient spiritual traditions of the Japanese people, and experience the wonder of Kamano, a hidden gem in the mountains of the Kii Peninsula. For hundreds of years, Kumano has attracted worshippers who walk along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrim routes to reach the sacred sites of the Kumano Sanzan, the three Grand Shrines of Kumano; Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha and Kumano Hayatama Taisha. These are the centre points of the Kumano faith, a fusion of Shintoism and Buddhism.
You will get to experience the culture first hand, staying in temple accommodation and traditional inns, while also savouring delicious local cuisine. This memorable trip will give you a chance to enjoy incredible hikes and peek into the thousand year old traditions of Japan.
What Wild Women On Top provides
When you join a Wild Women On Top adventure, you become part of an incredible team of women, training and hiking together to maximise everybody’s enjoyment and success. Wild Women On Top support you to get the most out your Wild Adventure, making it a truly transformational challenge.
Wild Women On Top provides a Wild Women Coach who trains and supports your team, shares Wild Women culture and traditions, assists you in your preparation, and accompanies you on your adventure.
We also provide an exclusive itinerary tailored to exactly what women want, prioritising magic moments, delicious food, natural exhilaration, and confidence building challenges. We also take a T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More) approach to adventure, training, and preparation to ensure all your teammates are perfectly prepared and fit for the adventure (that means you must be, too!). If there’s no Trek Training in your location, you can prepare with Wild Women’s 12-week online training program, join a Coastrek Team Trekking Challenge in your nearest capital city, and check in with your coach remotely. Everyone must be an Adventure Member of Wild Women On Top so you’re guaranteed your teammates understand our culture and have like-minded goals.
We also provide you with a private Facebook group to connect you with the Wild Women Community and your team as well as give you direct access to your coach. You will also get a complimentary copy of “How To Prepare for World Class Treks” by Di Westaway.
For a full list of inclusions, please see the itinerary.
The trip is graded moderate. For more information regarding fitness requirements, please see the itinerary.