Are you a “Dual Pilgrim”?

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If you have completed both the Kumano Kodo and Way of St. James then you are a “Dual Pilgrim”.

To receive the Dual Pilgrim status, pilgrims must complete one of each of the following:

WAY OF ST. JAMES

  • at least the last 100 km on foot or by horse, or
  • at least the last 200 km by bicycle

KUMANO KODO

  • Takijiri-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha on foot (~38 km) or
  • Kumano Nachi Taisha to/from Kumano Hongu Taisha on foot (~30 km) or
  • Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha on foot (~7 km) plus a visit to Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha or
  • Koyasan to Kumano Hongu Taisha on foot  (~70 km)

※ Only walking is allowed on the Kumano Kodo. No bicycles or horses.

 


WAY OF ST.JAMES COMPLETION STAMP

Stamp issued at Pilgrims Office near the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.


KUMANO KODO COMPLETION STAMP

Stamp available in stand next to the Amulet Office of the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.


DUAL PILGRIM COMPLETION STAMP

If you have walked both the Camino de Santiago and Kumano Kodo please visit one of  the following information centers:

Turismo de Santiago Information Center

Rúa do Vilar 63, Santiago de Compostela , Galicia, Spain
Tel: +34-981-555-129   www.santiagoturismo.com

Open all year:

Winter: Mon-Fri 9:00 ~ 19:00 / Sat, Sun, Holy Days. 9:00 ~ 14:00 and 16:00 ~ 19:00.
Easter and high season: every day from 9:00 ~ 21:00.

Kumano Hongu Heritage Center

1110 Hongu-cho Hongu, Tanabe City , Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, 647-1731

Open all year: 9:00 ~ 17:00

Tanabe Tourist Information Center

727-2 Minato, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture Japan, 646-0031
Tel: +81-(0)739-26-9025 (weekdays only)  www.tb-kumano.jp/en/world-heritage/dual-pilgrim

Open all year: 9:00 ~ 18:00

After registering as a “Dual Pilgrim” you will receive a special edition pin badge. Dual Pilgrims can also choose to be added to our “Dual Pilgrim” on our website.

More information about the Kumano Kodo “Dual Pilgrim” project More information about Santiago de Compostela


 Please respect the pilgrimage routes and travel responsibly.