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 6.5 km 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.
Detour Information for Akagi-goe
Due to trail damage caused by a recent typhoon, Funatama-jinja is not accessible while repairs are underway. Please note the following route changes.
Yunomine Onsen to Hosshinmon-oji Walkers:
Walkers from Yunomine Onsen will arrive at a rest area toilet near Funatama-jinja, but will need to follow a detour that eventually attaches to a forestry road near trail marker #57 and then turn east toward Hosshinmon-oji, adding about an hour to the standard walk.
Chikatsuyu/Tsugizakura-oji/Doyukawa-bashi to Yunomine Onsen Walkers:
Coming east from Tsugizakura, Kobiro-toge, or Doyukawa-bashi bus stop areas, walkers who wish to take the Akagi-goe route should take the trail southeast near trail marker #57.
Hosshinmon-oji to Yunomine Onsen Walkers.
Walkers coming from Hosshinmon will be unable to turn south down the slope to Funatama-jinja, but instead will have to continue west on the partially paved forestry road to trail marker #57 junction.
|Distance||~6.5 km (~4.5 mi)|
|Time||3~4 hrs |
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
|Difficulty rating||2 What is difficulty rating?|
|Total Elevation Gain||~460 m (~1500 ft)|
|Total Elevation Loss||~320 m (~1050 ft)|
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.|