Oku Japan's involvement on the Kumano Kodo

We strongly believe that travel should have a positive impact on both the traveller and local people. Opening our Chikatsuyu branch on the Kumano Kodo has helped us to create long-lasting bonds with the community and ensure that we are truly involved. We are delighted to be a part of the community and strive to support the small, family-run businesses in the region. By making sustainability part of our mission, not only can visitors continue to experience the beauty of the region and create bonds with locals, the locals will also see a multitude of benefits- in contrast to many cities struggling with overtourism.