An Australian woman has died in Japan, reportedly after a cliff fall.

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.

The UNESCO-listed Kumano Kodo is made up of several pilgrimage trails. NHK reported the woman fell about 40m from a cliff before dying in hospital.

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.