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…
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…
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.
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).
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.
Inside JR Kushimoto Station; pick up English maps, brochures and bus schedules, and rent electric-assist bicycles (per three hours/day ¥1500/2000).
For tourist information in town, visit this info centre just across from the beach. Enter via the little street by Shirahama Beach bus stop.
English-speaking staff and lots of local info; rent electric-assist bicycles here for ¥1000 per day (return by 4.30pm).
Inside Kii-Katsuura train station, with lots of English brochures. Get bus info at the adjacent bus stop.
Pick up a map showing sights and accommodation.