★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.
|Time||3~4 hrs |
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
|Difficult rating||2 What is difficult rating?|
|Total Elevation Gain||~440 m|
|Total Elevation Loss||~280 m|
|Access||Local 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 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.|