Kumano Kodo: First Entry

Kumano Kodo Diaries: First Entry

Kumano Kodo Diaries: First Entry

It was dark when the train pulled in to Kii-Tanabe. Coming from the endless lights and glamour of Tokyo, Tanabe seemed to me a small town being swallowed by the night. Its streets were narrow and abandoned. Its shops were closing after the rain. We came here seeking the trailhead of the Kumano Kodo, a passage that has guided pilgrims through the densely wooded Kii mountains for a thousand years. 

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