Tanabe (田辺), a small city on the western coast of the Kii Peninsula, is the main gateway to the Kumano Kodō. You can bypass Tanabe if you have your trek all sorted, though many travellers stay a night here to get an early start the following morning. It's also worth visiting for the excellent resources provided by Kumano Travel.
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