The trail begins across Highway #311 from Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Michi-no-Eki rest stop. It is a short climb to the Hashiori-toge Pass where the small Gyuba-doji statue is located.
This statue shows Kazan, one of the first abdicated emperors to pilgrimage to Kumano, sitting on a horse and cow.
The trail descends a cobblestone staircase to a viewpoint of the Chikatsuyu Village below.
In the village across the Hiki-gawa River on your left is the Chikatsuyu-oji.
Gyuba-doji Michi-no-Eki rest stop
Distance: 1.3 km
Time: ~30 mins
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
Difficult rating: 1
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Access: Buses run from Kii-Tanabe and Shirahama to Gyubadoji-guichi and Chikatsuyu. Bus Timetable #1 (Eastbound), Bus Timetable #2 (Westbound).
Nearest bus stop: Gyubadoji-guchi (Start), Chikatsuyu-oji (Finish)
Accommodations: Chikatsuyu Village offers lodgings.
Maps: Chikatsuyu Village map