For those people who are walking both the Camino de Santiago and the Kumano Kodo pilgrimages in Japan there is a new scheme to honour your intrepid walking efforts! The “Dual Pilgrim” program was developed to celebrate, honor, and share the stories of those who have completed both of these UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage routes.
Dual Pilgrims receive a limited edition “DUAL PILGRIM” pin badge and are featured on the Dual Pilgrim page of spiritual-pilgrimages.com. (Inclusion on the website is optional).
The Dual Pilgrim logo is a combination of a shell and a three-legged crow. The colors are shades of orange, often seen in beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
To receive the Dual Pilgrim status, pilgrims must complete one of the options for the Way of St. James, and one of the options for the Kumano Kodo, then register at a designated site. RAW Travel has a quantity of the official new credentials that have been developed for this purpose and we’ll send to any of our walkers doing both trips.
For more details: www.tb-kumano.jp/en/world-heritage/dual-pilgrim/
Download the ‘Walking the Kumano Kodo – Raw Travel’ brochure here.