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OBAKO-TOGE PASS DETOUR RE-OPENS (Kohechi)
The section of the Kumano Kodo Kohechi between Obake-toge Pass and Uenishi Remains has been re-opened as of September 30, 2021.

SHIOMI-TOGE PASS RE-OPENS (Tanabe City)
The trail near Shiomi-toge Pass on the Kumano Kodo Nagao-zaka Route between Nejiki-no-sugi and Shiomi-toge Pass has reopened as of October 1, 2021.
The Kumano Kodo stamp for Shiomi-toge is at the top of the pass next to the toilets.

For more information regarding Detours and Closures and other Kumano Kodo Tips & Safety information.

OBAKO-TOGE PASS DETOUR (Kohechi)
Due to landslides caused by recent heavy rainstorms, a detour has been put in place as of May 28, 2021, until further notice near the Obako-toge Pass on the Kumano Kodo Kohechi Route between Obako-toge Pass and Uenishi Residence remains. Obako-toge Pass is located between the settlements of Omata and Miura-guchi.

SHIOMI-TOGE PASS CLOSURE (Tanabe City)
As of June 2, 2021, a landslide has closed the trail until further notice near Shiomi-toge Pass on the Kumano Kodo Nagao-zaka Route between Nejiki-no-sugi and Shiomi-toge Pass. The Kumano Kodo stamp for Shiomi-toge Pass has been temporarily moved to the KUMANO KODO KAN Pilgrimage Centerat Takijiri-oji.

For more information regarding Detours and Closures and other Kumano Kodo Tips & Safety information.

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IMPORTANT: For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in Japan, please refer to the World Health Organization and the Japan National Travel Organization's website.

Trail information: All Nakahechi routes are open.
For closures & changed opening times please refer to this article.

Please check your country's official travel advisories for the most updated information in order to make the most aware decision about your travel plans, and take adequate precaution for your journey.

The Kumano Kodo is open with some detours in place.

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