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Gyuba-doji Guchi to Chikatsuyu-oji

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.

Gyuba-doji Michi-no-Eki rest stop
Gyuba-doji Statue
Chikatsuyu Village

Course Data

Distance1.3 km
Time ~30 mins
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
Difficult rating1  What is difficult rating?
Total Elevation Gain~430 m
Total Elevation Loss ~200 m
AccessBus Timetable
Buses run from Kii-Tanabe and Shirahama to Gyubadoji-guichi and Chikatsuyu. Bus Timetable #1 (Eastbound), Bus Timetable #2 (Westbound).
Nearest bus stop Gyubadoji-guchi (Start), Chikatsuyu-oji (Finish)
AccommodationsChikatsuyu Village offers lodgings.

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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