3 independent reviews for Kumano Kodo trail self guided walking holiday, Japan

Reviews for Kumano Kodo trail self guided walking holiday, Japan

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review 22 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The friendliness and welcome feeling Japan gives

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Do your research

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

9.5%

review 22 Apr 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Staying in small guesthouses in small towns was very memorable and pushed me outside of my comfort zone in a good way, to experience a bit more of the culture.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Do it! This was a great trip. Although I would book early if you want to be able to stay in the locations where the walks usually end. Because of our late booking we often had to make our way to another town for the night (although I give them credit for finding us place just a few weeks ahead of time).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, there was definitely a small amount of impact I feel. A well developed trail but very clean and easy. All lodging was with small family run place and felt local.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

This was a great trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a walking holiday on their own time. We did find that we were slower than the anticipated times when walking, but suspect that some of that was because we took our time when we knew we had a short day. Make sure that you are ready for a lot of uphill walking Koguchi to Nachi-san.

review 24 Nov 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All of it was good. The highlight might have been the first sight of the Golden Temple in Kyoto, or the first proper Japanese meal.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

As it is primarily a walking holiday through woods, I would recommend one takes good walking boots and a stick.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Mainly staying staying in small, traditional hotels (ryokan) must be good.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. All the arrangements worked perfectly.

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