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APRIL 2025 Kumano Kodō Walk & Write

An adventure you'll remember

  • 64 hr
  • 4,000 US dollars
  • Japan

Service Description

For over a thousand years, people have crisscrossed a challenging network of paths stretching across Japan's mountainous Kii Peninsula to spiritually purify and partake in the rites of their religion. These ancient paths—which together make up the Kumano Kodō pilgrimage—were registered by UNESCO World Heritage in 2004 to join the organization's list of protected "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes." Today, walkers from around the world wind through the lush and rigorous mountain terrain of the Kumano Kodō to arrive at the steps of some of the country's sacred temples.  WALK & WRITE THE KUMANO KODO April 18-25, 2025 ​Imagine the images and words that might come to you as you walk this breathtaking path with other writers eager to expand their craft or simply break their writer's block. Whether you are a professional or haven't picked up a pen since graduating high school, this walk and write is for you. This 8-day walking writing retreat will challenge your body, immerse you in nature, and open your voice—in your heart and on the page. Deposit of $1,000 due by October 1,2024: Remainder $3,000 due January 1, 2024. NOTE: I accept payment via personal check or VIA VENMO: @cherylmurfin. Once you register, I will email you an invoice that includes the mailing address. My preferred method is VENMO: @cherylmurfin Please email any questions to

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6044 48th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, USA

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