[Program currently off season] World Heritage Hiking

  • Program
    Per person (2 participants):48,000 JPY
    time period
    April 1, 2020~November 30, 2021 [Handled by the Request Base]
    1-night, 2-day trip
    Language English

Walking in a World Heritage area ~the Hatenashi Pass on the Koheji route connecting Mount Koya and Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.

The Koheji, one of the Kumano Kodo routes, has been used for centuries as a path, through steep mountains, connecting Mount Koya and Kumano.

Trekking this route from Kumano Hongu to Totsukawa offers an opportunity to fully appreciate nature, with many beautiful sites, including Hatenashi hamlet, the so-called Tenku no Sato (Village in the Sky), and old paved paths.

Of course, we wold be happy to advise if you would like us to help you arrange a different course.

*This is a 1-night, 2-day trip where you will interact with local people and feel true Japanese culture.

Program details
Program [Program currently off season] World Heritage Hiking
Program fee

Per person (2 participants):48,000 JPY

Available time period

2020-04-01 - 2020-11-30

Schedule ○Day 1 (no guide service)
Check-in at the ryokan
*Check-in time is after 3pm.
18:00/19:00 Dinner at the ryokan
Free to relax on your own for the rest of the day

〇Day 2
7:00/8:00 Breakfast at the ryokan and check out
8:30 Meet with the guide at the ryokan
Take a taxi to Totsukawa Onsen bus center
Start World Heritage Hiking (about 3 hours)
Take a taxi to the ryokan or bus stop
*Guide service will end at this point
Things to bring / required items Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Included in this fee Taxi(on day 2),1 night accomodation at the ryokan (dinner and breakfast included), Guide(on day 2)
Not included in fees Round trip bus fare, Personal expenses
Meeting location Ryokan in Totsukawa Village
Address of meeting location Totsukawa-mura Yoshino-gun , Nara-prefecture

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Payment method Please pay by credit card
Language English


You will stay at Totsukawasou, Kosenkaku Yoshinoya, or another place of that class.
Since we can only handle your lodging once your reservation has arrived, you unfortunately cannot choose which one you will stay in.


22 days before reservation or later : 0%
21~15 days before reservation or later : 50%
14 days before reservation or later : 100%
No contact / no show : 100%

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* Applications are on first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, even if the application was submitted successfully, there is a possibility that the activity has already been fully booked. If the guide cannot accept your request on your desired date, the guide/instructor may offer you other dates as an alternative.

* After applying, the guide/instructor will reply you about your request within a few days via email.

* If you don't receive a reply from the guide/instructor within a few days after submitting the request form, please kindly contact the guide/instructor directly.

* The deadline for submission of request is 7 days before the desired date to allow for processing time. Therefore please send request early.

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  • Profile

    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city, Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences in which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.


    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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