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Chikatsuyu

Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu

The Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu is a rest stop facility in the village of Chikatsuyu. In addition to restaurants and shops, there is also an information center which offers shuttle bus service to spots along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.

General Information

Location: In Chikatsuyu Village along highway #311.
Hours: 9:00~18:00
(Open year round, excluding maintenance days)
※Winter hours may vary slightly.
Price: Free
Shuttle bus service fees apply >>
Access: Daily busses from Tanabe, Shirahama & Hongu.
Closest bus stop is Chikatsuyu-oji 近露王子.
Bus Timetables (#1, #2) >>
Parking: Yes, Free
100 spots for cars
8 spots for busses
Chikatsuyu Village Map >>
Website (Japanese) >>

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Services & Facilities

  • Information Center
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery Store
  • Souvenirs
  • Shuttle Bus Service (see below)
Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu

Shuttle Bus for Walkers

This is a convenient service for those coming in private vehicles and wanting a short, easier walk on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. You can park your car at Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu and take the shuttle bus to the beginning of the walk. Then you can return to your car at your own pace.

  • Meet at the information center 10 minutes before departure.
  • Operating daily. ※Variable holidays in effect.
  • There is a 20 minute orientation video before departure.
  • Shuttle bus times are between 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Free Kumano Kodo Audio Guide available online >>

Walking Courses

※ Bus departure times may vary, please confirm with Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu.

Gyuba-doji Course

This walk takes you from the Gyuba-doji Michi-no-eki through forest over Hashiori-toge Pass, before descending into Chikatsuyu Village. On the top of the pass is the small Gyuba-doji statue, representing one of the first imperial pilgrims to Kumano.

Distance: 1.8 km
Walking Time: ~45 min
Price: Adult 500 yen, Group (10 or more) 400 yen, Elementary & Junior High School Students 250 yen
Bus Departure Times (March 1~November 11): 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00

Bus Departure Times (December 1~end of Feb): 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Kumano Kodo Map >>

Tsugizakura-oji Course

This walk begins at Tsugizakura-oji, which features giant Japanese cypress trees, and then returns to Chikatsuyu Village via the old highway.

Distance: 4.7 km
Walking Time: ~90 min
Price: Adult 500 yen, Group (10 or more) 400 yen, Elementary & Junior High School Students 250 yen
Bus Departure Times (March 1~November 11): 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00

Bus Departure Times (December 1~end of Feb): 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00
Kumano Kodo Map >>

Tsugizakura oji

Hisui-no-yu ひすいの湯

This hot spring is full of the historical atmosphere of Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage route. It is located beside Minshuku Chikatsuyu which is situated beside the Hiki River close to Chikatsuyu-oji, half way between JR Kii-Tanabe Station and Kumano Hongu Taisha. You can enjoy listening to the sound of the stream in a variety of seasonal settings such as cherry blossoms in spring and colored leaves in autumn. If you are doing a two day pilgrimage from Takijiri-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha, Nakahechi is the ideal place to overnight and enjoy the hot mineral waters of Hisui-no-yu.

Price Adult 550 yen
Child 200 yen
Hours 14:00~22:00
Closed Thursdays

Bus Timetables

Hisui-no-yu

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