Nakahechi Route | Akagi-goe
(Yunomine Onsen to Funatama-jinja)
★IMPORTANT: Because of the damages due to Typhoon Cimaron (#20), Akagi-goe route to/from Hosshinmon-oji (near number signpost 61) to/from Yunomine Onsen is temporary closed. Estimately opening summer 2019.
The Akagi-goe route links Yunomine Onsen, a hot spring with over 1800 years of history, and Funatama-jinja, which is on the main Nakahechi route.
It is a mountain trail that climbs up and over a ridge.
The Nabewari Jizo is a statue along the route. This section is often used by walkers to make a loop with the Nakahechi section from Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha.
Distance: ~6 km
Time: 3~4 hrs
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
Difficult rating: 2
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Total Elevation Gain: ~440 m
Total Elevation Loss: ~280 m
Access: Buses lead to/from Yunomine Onsen daily from Tanabe: Bus Timetable #1 (Eastbound), Bus Timetable #2 (Westbound). Buses to/from Hosshinmon-oji and Kii-Tanabe also run through Nakahechi, Yunomine Onsen, Kawayu Onsen, and Hongu.Bus Timetable #6. See also Bus Timetable #1.
Nearest bus stops: Yunomine Onsen, Hosshinmon-oji
Accommodations: There are no accommodations at Hosshinmon-oji. Lodgings are available in Hongu, Yunomine Onsen, and Kawayu Onsen.
Restrooms: Yunomine Onsen (next to the public bath), Akagi-goe, and Nakahechi trailhead.
Maps: Yunomine Onsen, Hongu area, Hongu, Kawayu Onsen