Kumano Kodo Day 1; Shin Osaka to Kii Tanabe to Takijira

Recently I hiked the Kumano Kodo, a UNESCO registered pilgrimage trail across the south east peninsular of Honshu, the main island of Japan with my mother. We completed the Kumano Kodo walk over 5 days and 4 nights staying in traditional Japanese ‘Minshuku’ guest houses along the way in the villages we passed. Getting to …