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.
|Time|| ~30 mins|
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
|Difficult rating||1 What is difficult rating?|
|Total Elevation Gain||~430 m|
|Total Elevation Loss||~200 m|
|Access||Bus 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)|
|Accommodations||Chikatsuyu Village offers lodgings.|