The lovely Marui Ryokan in Ryujin Onsen has started a limited time only Free Kumano Kodo shuttle service.
This plan is perfect for those wanting to visit Koyasan and walk the Kumano Kodo, with a night to enjoy Ryujin Onsen’s silky smooth hot springs on the way. Busses run from Koyasan to right in front of the Ryokan. (bus timetable 7) There is no direct public transit from Ryujin Onsen to Takijiri-oji, a popular trail route of the Kumano Kodo.
Normally guests need to go to Tanabe on the coast and then change busses to head back into the mountains to Takijiri-oji, which makes this shuttle service extremely popular with walkers. Please visit the Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route Guide for more information on the pilgrimage route.
● Free shuttle to Takijiri-oji (~30 min drive), shuttle leaves at 8:00 am
● Valid until December 22, 2011
● Available Weekdays and Sundays
● 1 group per day (2~7 guests)
● Includes supper and breakfast
Please take advantage of this excellent opportunity while it lasts. If you would like some help organizing an itinerary, please contact us anytime.