The trail begins across Highway 311 from Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Michi-no-Eki rest stop. It is a short climb to the Hashiori-toge Pass where the small Gyuba-doji statue is located.
This statue shows Kazan, one of the first abdicated emperors to pilgrimage to Kumano, sitting on a horse and cow.
The trail descends a cobblestone staircase to a viewpoint of the Chikatsuyu Village below.
In the village across the Hiki-gawa River on your left is the Chikatsuyu-oji shrine.
|Distance||1.3 km (~0.8 mi)|
|Time|| ~30 mins|
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
|Difficulty rating||1 What is difficulty rating?|
|Total Elevation Gain||~430 m (~1410 ft)|
|Total Elevation Loss||~200 m (~660 ft)|
|Access||Bus Timetable |
Buses run from Kii-Tanabe and Shirahama to Gyuba-doji-guchi and Chikatsuyu. Bus Timetable #1 (Eastbound), Bus Timetable #2 (Westbound).
|Nearest bus stop||Gyuba-doji-guchi (Start), Chikatsuyu-oji (Finish)|
Nakahechi Route Guide List
Nakahechi Route Main Sections
Nakahechi Route Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji Sub-sections
Other Nakahechi Route Sub-sections
Takijiri-oji to Takahara
Takijiri-oji to Chikatsuyu-oji
Takahara to Gyuba-doji-guchi
Chikatsuyu-oji to Tsugizakura-oji
Chikatsuyu-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha
Tsugizakura-oji to Hosshinmon-oji
Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha
Doyukawa-bashi Bus Stop to Kumano Hongu Taisha