'Kumano-Kodo Iseji' is the path of prayer from Ise Shrine to Kumano Shrine.
Long time ago, pilgrims walked this path in pursuit of regenerating as seeing beautiful ocean, crossed over many hills and were received hospitality by local people.
Nowadays the statement of the path is changed.
Some hills have the same stone paved path as before, new roads, nostalgic small streets where you can relax…
However, this path still connects Ise and Kumano.
Why don’t you walk Kumano kodo Iseji as letting your mind drift back over pilgrims who walked this path for a long time ago.
Illustration Map Kumano Kodo Iseji is a map of the Kumano pilgrimage route Iseji, which is a component of the World Heritage Site "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range", compiled by two illustrators after a volunteer group of Iseji fans (later called the "Iseji Illustration Map Explorers") surveyed the entire route on foot from December 2005 to April 2007. The map was compiled by two illustrators. We then carried out a field survey in 2019 and the results are reflected in this map.
We hope that you will find this map useful as a reference for trekking the Kumano Kodo Iseji, which leads from Ise Jingu to Kumano Sanzan.
We hope you enjoy your journey along the Kumano Kodo Iseji.
This is a summary of the approximately 170 km route of the Kumano Kodo Ise Road from Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise City to Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine in Shingu City, with a look at the journey on foot. The information provided is current as of May 2019, so please be aware of any changes in stores and roads.
This plan is to traverse approximately 170km from Ise Jingu to Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine in 9 days. Each day's start and finish will be near a train station.
You can walk all the way through at once, or divide it into several times, to enjoy the Ise Road at your own pace.