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Takahara to Gyuba-doji-guchi


The trail from Takahara continues to climb into the mountains from the east end of the tiny settlement. About 1.5 hours into the walk one reaches the Jujo-oji clearing, a popular spot for picnic lunches.

The highest part of this trail is the remains of the Uwada-jaya Teahouse (~690 meters above sea level).

The trail then descends quickly past the Three-Fold Moon Viewing area to the creek by Osakamoto-oji.

The pilgrimage route runs close to Highway No. 311, which you can cross to reach the Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Michi-no-Eki rest stop. The Gyuba-doji-guchi bus stop is located here.

Course Data

Distance8 km (~5 mi)
Time 3~4 hrs
※Walking times vary. Please plan accordingly.
Difficulty rating3  What is difficulty rating?
Total Elevation Gain~570 m (~1870 ft)
Total Elevation Loss ~200 m (~950 ft)
AccessBus Timetable
Buses run from Kii-Tanabe and Shirahama to Kurisugawa and Gyubadoji-guchi. Bus Timetable #1 (Eastbound), Bus Timetable #2 (Westbound).
Nearest bus stopKurisugawa (Start, 30-minute walk from Takahara), Gyuba-doji-guchi (Finish)


Route Maps

Area Maps

Nakahechi Route Guide List

Nakahechi Route Main Sections

Nakahechi Route Takijiri-oji to Chikatsuyu-oji Sub-sections

Other Nakahechi Route Sub-sections

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