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Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji

takijiri-oji-to-tsugizakura-oji

Overview

This one-day hike begins at the Takijiri-oji shrine beside the Tonda River and follows a mountain trail passing through Takahara and Chikatsuyu village to Tsugizakura-oji. The route has some steep inclines and downhill slopes on uneven surfaces. There are paved sections in the village of Takahara and from Chikatsuyu village to Tsugizakura-oji.

This is a popular starting day for multi-day walks on the Nakahechi section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. It is also possible to break this walk into small sections. The Gyubadoji-guchi to Chikatsuyu-oji and Chikatsuyu-oji to Tsugizakura-oji courses are common, short, easy walks. The Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu facility in Nakahechi has a shuttle bus service for these sections.

There are restaurants in Kiri-no-Sato Takahara Lodge, Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Michi-no-Eki Rest Stop, and in Chikatsuyu, but most walkers opt to bring a lunch with them to eat along the trail. The Kumano Kodo Kan Pilgrimage Center is located at Takijiri-oji and has some introductory exhibitions about the route.

Takahara Village
Takahara Village

Tsugizakura-oji
Tsugizakura-oji
Toganoki-jaya Teahouse
Toganoki-jaya Teahouse

Course Data

Takijiri to Tsugizakura Course Data
Distance Time Total Elevation Gain Total Elevation Loss
~17 km7~10 hrs~1260 meters~850 meters
Takijiri to Takahara
Takijiri to Takahara
Takahara to Tsugizakura-oji
Takahara to Tsugizakura-oji

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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