Bashō., Matsuo. Narrow Road to the Interior. Boston: Shambhala, 1991.
We found the quote from Ryoei Takagi at Blue Dot Perspective.
CNN Travel has a good article about the Kumano Kodo, what it calls “the world’s best unknown hike.”
An article in enRoute magazine introduced us to the Kumano Kodo.
We found out more about the trail from the Japan Visitor site.
Kumano Travel was our one-stop centre for the Kumano Kodo. We booked all of our accommodation, meals (except for Day Three’s lunch as you read!) and transportation for all of our luggage to arrive at each night’s destination. Flawless service. Their website has great maps and audio tapes and all kinds of information about the various trails.
Photo Credits: The feature image in this post was taken by Ward, as was the photo of the mossed-stone walkway and the picture of Nachi Taisha, its 133-metre waterfalls the tallest in Japan.
Kumano Kodo Hike Info
Day 4 Cumulative
Total Distance 16.3 km 68.9 km
Total Ascent 1,320 m 4,428 m
Total Descent 1,058 m 4,131 m