Please see short comments and reveiws from our guests who joined the tour. Guests feedback is very important for us to help improve our tours and services, as our top priority is to provide our guest the experience of a life time.
KUMANO KODO TRAIL
by Margaret Imai-Compton who joind the tour 2017.
Margaret is one of Yamnuska's long term guests. She has participated in many of our programs over the last 13 years. This time, she wanted to try something different, hiking the pilgrimage route in Japan. She would like to share her experience with everyone, a 'different' kind of adventure with Yamnuska.
Short comments from our guests
We always appreciate feedback from our guests. You will see why you want to join the tour with us!
“The hike was very well described for what it was very thankful that it was a tour and I felt very well looked after and informed about what to expect. I was extremely happy with the pace and felt that the slow pace uphill allowed the whole group to stick together which what was greatly preferred.
I felt that both Hiro and Shin not only kept me safe on the trail but exposed me to japanese culture in an amazing way. All of my questions were fully answered. Both Hiro and Shin were very professional and responsive to my needs.”
“The hike was difficult but at the pace we went it was really manageable. Hiro was well informed & was able to provide us with lots of information on Japanese history, religion and cultural.
Having been to Japan before, I had an idea what to expect and the meals proved once again to be beautifully presented and very tasty. I thought the convenience stores were well stocked & one was able to buy pretty healthy choices for the trail lunches. The two meals in Wakayama (start/end) were very special and lots of fun. ”
“Everything about our trip was awesome!”
“It’s hard to explain all that was experienced to family and friends … my head is still in Japan with thoughts of all that was seen and experienced.”
Mary H. (Saskatoon)
“A truly magical hike in Japan’s mystical forests, that combined the best of spiritual, historical, cultural and culinary discoveries. The trip organization was flawless. Our guides (Hiro and Naoto) were professional, caring and experienced. I especially appreciated the information they provided for the historical and spiritual context of our pilgrimage. I will be back for more!”
“Although we are accustomed to doing a lot of self guided trips we both feel that the presence and leadership of Hiro and Shin was invaluable and we think we learned more and had a better cultural experience than if we had done this trip on our own.”
“The images of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage will replay in my mind’s eye for a lifetime. Japan has been in my dreams every night since returning.”
Mary McN. (Ottawa)
“The hike was challenging but manageable with great breakout views. The guides set a good pace for the group and they were loads of fun. I was surprised to discover that were was more variety in the meals than I anticipated. The meals on this trip were definitely one of the highlights for me.”