My First Trip . . .

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on my own . . . to Japan.

I wanted to something that was a little hard, something different, something that I would remember well. So I decide to do hiking trip to Japan, that I would hike from temple to temple on an old pilgrimage trail.

Kumano Kodo is one of two pilgrimage trails that is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other being Camino de Santiago, another hike that I’d like to do one day.

I decided on the tour because I’ve haven’t done this kind of distance by myself, I wanted someone else to do all the planning and the logistics and I wanted company. And I’m glad I did. Just the luggage transfer was worth going with the tour. But besides, that I got to joined a group of very fun and interesting group of 11, 5 from Melbourne, 2 from Sydney, 2 from Vancouver BC, and 2 from London. Our leader was from Tokyo and we had 3 local guides on our longer hikes.

I have posted pictures of this trip in several places. Here are my favorites of great vacation.

Day 1: Osaka to Koyasan

Day 2: Koyasan to Tanabe to Takahara

Day 3: Takahara to Tsugizakura to Yuomine Onsen

Day 4: Yunomine Onsen to Hongu to Yunomine Onsen

Day 5: Yunomine Onsen to Koguchi

Day 6: Koguchi to Nachi Taisha to Kii Kastuura

Day 7: Kii Katsuura to Shingu to Ise

Day 8: Ise

Now I’m hooked and I hope you can see why. Looking for another trip I do. Iceland is looking good at the moment.

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