Kumano Kodo

A Christian Pilgrimage In Japan?

Mika and I are two of the many pilgrims traveling to Japan to walk the Shinto Kumano Kodo and The 88  Buddhist Temple Pilgrimages. However, we learned of a Christian Pilgrimage in and around Nagasaki. Having some time after completing The Kumano Kodo and the 88 Temple, we decided to travel to Nagasaki and check …

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How The Kumano Kodo Is Different From The Camino de Santiago:

After walking the Camino de Santiago many times via multiple routes I walked the Kumano Kodo.  They are the only two UNESCO World Heritage Pilgrimages on the planet. Many pilgrims aim for a Dual Pilgrim Certificate which can be earned after walking both pilgrimages. Both have religious significance as well as spiritual and healing powers …

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Everything You Need To Know About The Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage and Earning a Dual Pilgrim Certificate:

The Camino de Santiago and Japan’s Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage are the only two World Heritage Pilgrimage Sites. Earning the Dual Pilgrim Certificate upon completion of the two pilgrimages is a great experience and achievement. Here’s what you need to know: First the Kumano Kodo is actually 5 different trails: If you are seeking a Dual …

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Top 10 Reasons for Walking the Japan Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage:

Most visitors to Japan take a week or two and focus on Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and maybe Hiroshima. Those places offer interesting experiences but are also crowded. Walking the Kumano Kodo gets you off the beaten tourist trail. Allows you to slow down and enjoy nature, which the Japanese are much more connected to than …

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Which Camino Should I Walk After Frances?

If you have walked the Camino Frances and dream of a repeat, it is certainly a viable option to walk Frances again. Why it is the best of the Caminos is explained at Why Frances Is The Best Camino. That said, if you are feeling a desire for something different, there are 17 alternative Caminos …

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HOW THE JAPAN 88 TEMPLE AND KUMANO KODO PILGRIMAGES ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

After walking the Camino de Santiago several times via multiple routes I walked the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage in Japan. While they are both pilgrimages and have religious significance as well as spiritual and healing powers and other similarities the aim here is to explain how they are different to assist pilgrims who have walked …

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