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Dainichi-goe

Dainichi-goe

Dainichi-goe (Kumano Hongu Taisha to Yunomine Onsen)

The Dainichi-goe route is a short but relatively steep trail over Mt. Dainichi that links Kumano Hongu Taisha with Yunomine Onsen.

The Hanakake Jizo is on the ridge, and on the eastern slope is Tsukimigaoka-jinja. This shrine is located in a grove of old-growth trees and was historically associated with the Shugendo sect in the area.

Every year on April 13th, the first day of the Kumano Hongu Taisha Spring Festival, participants walk this section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.

Hanakake Jizo
Hanakake Jizo
Tsukimigaoka-jinja
Tsukimigaoka-jinja

Course Data

Distance~2 km
Time1~2 hr
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
Difficult rating2  What is difficult rating?
Total Elevation Gain~250 m
Total Elevation Loss~190 m
AccessBuses lead to/from Yunomine Onsen and Kumano Hongu Taisha daily from Tanabe: Bus Timetable #1 (Eastbound), Bus Timetable #2 (Westbound).From Shingu: Bus Timetable #3 (Northbound), Bus Timetable #4 (Southbound). Bus Timetable #11 shows all the buses that run from Hongu to Yunomine Onsen and Kawayu Onsen.
Nearest bus stopsYunomine Onsen, Kumano Hongu
AccommodationsLodgings are available in HonguYunomine Onsen, and Kawayu Onsen.
RestroomsYunomine Onsen (next to the public bath), Hongu (various locations)
Maps Yunomine OnsenHonguHongu areaKawayu Onsen
Hongu Area (Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha, Dainichi-goe, Akagi-goe)
Hongu Area (Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha, Dainichi-goe, Akagi-goe)
Hongu Area (Hongu Townsite, Yunomine Onsen, Kawayu Onsen, Watarase Onsen)
Hongu Area (Hongu Townsite, Yunomine Onsen, Kawayu Onsen, Watarase Onsen)

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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