Ancient Costume Experience and Pilgrimage trail in Wakayama
What we'll do
This tour leads you to the highlights of the Kumano Kodo.
Kumano Kodo is an old pilgrimage route to three shrines in the mountains of Wakayama Prefecture. It developed as a road connecting sacred sites in the southern part of the Kansai region and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Kumano Kodo Trail attracts many tourists from Japan and abroad because of its unexplored nature and mysterious atmosphere.
In this tour, you will wear ancient costumes and take pictures with the ancient road in the background. We will also visit the Nachi Falls, also a geo-site, and its 133-meter drop is quite a sight to behold!
Your guide will meet you at the Katsuura station.
It takes about 4 hours from Shin-Osaka to Katsuura Station by limited express train for about 7,000 yen.
From Katsuura station, we will take a hired taxi to the sightseeing spots.
(Transportation fares for a guide and guests are not included.)
( Guide lives in Osaka so please add 14000 yen for a round trip transportation fee for a guide )
- Price per person (tax included)
- 23,100 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 8 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
*The tour fee shows for two or more people. The fee for a single participant will be 40,000 yen.
*The tour fee doesn't include transportation expenses,admission fees and meals/drinks.
Please pay for you and for a guide on the spot.
transportation: better to hire a private car ( I will quote accordingly before your order )
admission: Rent a Costume JPY3000〜 per person,Nachi falls JPY300
*Need reservation in advance
meals/drinks: Sea food set menu around ( superior menu ) JPY3300〜
*The starting time of the tour and the itinerary can be customized.
*The guide is booked for up to 6 hours. Extensions are possible at extra cost.
This tour is not too common.You can enjoy a special and unique tour.
If you have an interest, please let me know at once then I will check the overview of quotations and itineraries.
1Ancient Costume Experience at Daimonzaka tea house
You will wear ancient Heian costume and stroll around Daimonzaka area of Kumano Kodo.
Costumes for men, women, and children are available, so please enjoy this event with your family, couples, or friends.
It will be a special and unforgettable experience for you!
Daimonzaka tea house staff will dress you.
It takes 10 minutes for selecting , 10 minutes for dressing,around 1 hour for walking around and photo.
2World Heritage and National Scenic Beauty
The waterfall is 133 meters high and more than 10 meters deep, and the volume of water flowing down is said to be about one ton per second.
Upstream of this waterfall are Nichi-no-Taki and San-no-Taki, collectively known as Nachi-no-Otaki, and are designated as a national scenic beauty spot.
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Hi my name is Hiromi. I am a wife and mother of two kids. I have been working for tour companies since 2001. When I worked in Tokyo, I went on business trips to more than 40 countries. During my business trips, I had opportunities to explore foreign cultures by meeting and communicating with the locals and I enjoyed it a lot. My trips inspired me to decide to introduce my hometown, Osaka, to foreigners. So I moved back to Osaka with my family and now I am a tour guide of Osaka. So far, I have guided various types of tourists ranging from just married couple to big size family. I can not only guide you around famous tourist attractions in Osaka but also take you to hidden gems in Osaka since I was born and raised in Osaka. Also I can guide you to Kyoto and Nara. Please visit my tour page for more details. In case of time conflicts with another group of tourists, please check my availability first via email. I am looking forward to hearing from you!