KUMANO KODO KAN Pilgrimage Center
KUMANO KODO KAN Pilgrimage Center is a facility designed to offer an introduction to the UNESCO World Heritage sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the area, and support pilgrims and hikers. Takijiri-oji, the traditional entrance to the sacred mountains of Kumano, is located close by and is a popular starting point for walking the Nakahechi section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.
Location: Across from Takijiri-oji on route #311.
(Open year round except new year's holidays)
Access: Daily buses from Tanabe, Shirahama & Hongu.
Closest bus stop is Takijiri 滝尻.
Bus Timetables (#1, #2) >>
Parking: Yes, Free
Services & Facilities
- Information Center
- Maps & Pamphlets
- Coffee Shop
- Coin Lockers
- Change Room
- Water Cooler
- Heian era Kimono experience >>
※ All permanent exhibitions and videos include English translations.
There is a small outdoor shop located in the Kumano Kodo Kan pilgrimage center.
There are small backpacks, walking sticks, hats, shirts, etc.
This is a good place to pick up last minute goods for your Kumano Kodo walk.