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
- 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: every day from 10:00 ~ 18:00
Easter and high season: every day from 9:00 ~ 19:00.
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.