Travel Agency in Tanabe

Kumano Travel

This community-run travel agency can help you organise your whole Kumano Kodō trek. You can book accommodation (and pay by credit card), store your luggage (¥500 per item per day) or have it shipped elsewhere on you…
Tourist Information in Kōya-san

Kōya-san Shukubō Association

Handles bookings for Kōya-san's shukubō (temple lodgings) and also temple meals; use its online system to book in advance (you can just show up, but it's risky during peak periods like April and October). This offic…
Left Luggage in Hongū

Torii no mise

Store luggage here (¥500 per item per day) or have it shipped to Shingū (¥2300 per item) or Nachi-Katsuura (¥2600 per item). It's across the street from the Kumano Hongū Heritage Centre.
Tourist Information in Shingū

Shingū Tourist Association

Attached to JR Shingū Station, with English-speaking staff and useful maps of the town, including one with restaurants marked. Bike rental is available (¥500 per day; return by 5pm).
Tourist Information in Tanabe

Tanabe Tourist Information Center

In front of Kii-Tanabe Station, with English-speaking staff and lots of local info, including a great map marked with restaurants that have English menus.
Tourist Information in Kushimoto

Kushimoto Tourism Association

Inside JR Kushimoto Station; pick up English maps, brochures and bus schedules, and rent electric-assist bicycles (per three hours/day ¥1500/2000).
Tourist Information in Shirahama

Shirahama Tourist Association

For tourist information in town, visit this info centre just across from the beach. Enter via the little street by Shirahama Beach bus stop.
Tourist Information in Kōya-san


English-speaking staff and lots of local info; rent electric-assist bicycles here for ¥1000 per day (return by 4.30pm).
Tourist Information in Nachi-Katsuura

Nachi-Katsuura Tourism Association

Inside Kii-Katsuura train station, with lots of English brochures. Get bus info at the adjacent bus stop.
Tourist Information in Shirahama

Tourist Information Office

Pick up a map showing sights and accommodation.