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★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.

Akagi-goe (Yunomine Onsen to Funatama-jinja)

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.

Nabewari Jizo

Course Data

Distance~6 km
Time3~4 hrs
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
Difficult rating2  What is difficult rating?
Total Elevation Gain~440 m
Total Elevation Loss~280 m
AccessLocal Bus Timetables
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 stopsYunomine Onsen, Hosshinmon-oji
AccommodationsThere are no accommodations at Hosshinmon-oji. Lodgings are available in Hongu, Yunomine Onsen, and Kawayu Onsen.
RestroomsYunomine Onsen (next to the public bath), Akagi-goe, and Nakahechi trailhead.

Nakahechi Route Guide List

Nakahechi Main Route Sections

Hongu Sub-routes

Kumotori-goe Sections (Ukegawa to/from Nachisan)

Nachi Sub-route

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