The Kumano Kodo route is sacred in Japan. Picture Supplied.
The Kumano Kodo route is sacred in Japan. Picture Supplied.

Aussie falls to her death in Japan

AN Australian woman has died in Japan, reportedly after a cliff fall of about 40 metres.

The woman aged in her 60s died on Friday while walking the Kumano Kodo in the Wakayama Prefecture, according to the country's NHK news outlet.

Reports suggest she was from Melbourne.

The Kumano Kodo, which has many sacred sites. Picture: Supplied
The Kumano Kodo, which has many sacred sites. Picture: Supplied


The UNESCO-listed Kumano Kodo is made up of several pilgrimage trails.

NHK reported the woman fell about 40-metre from a cliff before dying in hospital.

Many Australians enjoy hiking the Kumano Kodo. Picture: Supplied
Many Australians enjoy hiking the Kumano Kodo. Picture: Supplied

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed it was providing assistance to the family of a woman who died in Japan.

'Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide further information,' DFAT said.

Kumano Kodo Japan. Picture: Supplied
Kumano Kodo Japan. Picture: Supplied

OPINION: Court ordered fines are not deterring offenders

Premium Content OPINION: Court ordered fines are not deterring offenders

As SPER debt continues to soar across the South Burnett, court ordered fines...

JT VISIT: South Burnett footy fans welcome league legend

Premium Content JT VISIT: South Burnett footy fans welcome league legend

SOUTH Burnett footy fans couldn’t hide their excitement when retired league legend...

Gordonbrook Dam approaching 50%, causing concern for Council

Premium Content Gordonbrook Dam approaching 50%, causing concern for Council

The current level of Gordonbrook Dam poses a possible public health concern with...