After New Year we borrowed a car and headed down to Wakayama Prefecture. We stayed at the Subaru Hotel right on the Kumano Kodo path between Koya-san and Kumano Hongu Taisha. The only problem was that the way led over a very wobbly suspension bridge.
However once we had found a way passed the bridge without having to cross it, we were struck by just how beautiful the area, the trails and the mountains are in this part of the world.
We hiked up for a good few miles and found ourselves going over the pass and down towards Kumano Hongu but the path down was snow covered, icy and difficult so we returned to Hotel Subaru.