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Kumano Kodo Path

Designated as the World Cultural Treasure. The historic path leading to the holy Three Kumano Mountain shrines.

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he World Cultural Treasure, ancient path

Kumano Kodo is the path leading to the three Kumano Mountains (Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha and Mt. Nachisan Seiganto Temple). While Kumano faith was rising, noble families used this path to come to Kumano, which was later spread to the general public.

There are roughly 5 routes. Kiiji was used most often in the ancient Kumano pilgrimage along the west coast of Kii Peninsula. Nakahechi goes from Tanabe through mountains. Ohechi goes from Tanabe along tehocean. Kohechi is the shortest route between Mt. Koya and Kumano. Iseji connects Ise Jingu Shrine and Kumano. These routes have different lengths and altitudes, and it is best to check the routes ahead and choose the one for your strength and purpose.

Once on a mountain path, it may be narrow or rugged by wind and rain. Gears such as spiked shoes or sharp-end trekking poles are limited. Don’t forget to check the websites to know the rules on using these paths, so that you may peacefully enjoy Kumano that has developed nature-worship that has affected Japanese religions and cultural exchanges.

Highlights

  • There are roughly 5 routes.
  • check the routes ahead and choose the one for your strength and purpose (including transportations).
  • Peacefully and prayerfully enjoy Kumano and the nature.

Photos

  • Kiiji that goes along the west coast of Kii Peninsula
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    Kiiji that goes along the west coast of Kii Peninsula ※Photo provided

  • Nakahechi trails through mountains from Tanabe
※Photo provided

    Nakahechi trails through mountains from Tanabe ※Photo provided

  • Ohechi goes from Tanabe along the ocean
※Photo provided

    Ohechi goes from Tanabe along the ocean ※Photo provided

  • Kohechi is the shortest route between Mt. Koya and Kumano

    Kohechi is the shortest route between Mt. Koya and Kumano

  • Iseji connects Ise Jingu Shrine and Kumano

    Iseji connects Ise Jingu Shrine and Kumano

  • Peacefully and prayerfully enjoy Kumano and the nature

    Peacefully and prayerfully enjoy Kumano and the nature

  • one of the three Kumano Mountains : Kumano Hongu Taisha

    one of the three Kumano Mountains : Kumano Hongu Taisha

  • one of the three Kumano Mountains : Kumano Hayatama Taisha

    one of the three Kumano Mountains : Kumano Hayatama Taisha

  • one of the three Kumano Mountains : Kumano Nachi Taisha

    one of the three Kumano Mountains : Kumano Nachi Taisha

Reviews

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  • 曹錦

    熊野古道每一條路線的風景和難易度都不同,出發前最好做足功課選擇一條適合自己的路線來走。

  • 淇淇

    大門坂停車場有洗手間要先上一下,沿途都沒有廁所。

  • Vivian Liu

    沿路上很多石頭的裝置藝術,應該都是旅人的即興作品。

  • Nora0301

    熊野古道有好幾條路線,中邊路是從發心門王子到熊野本宮大社,這一條路線步道平緩比較好走,只需花半天時間就可以完成。

  • 王毅

    古道走來很舒服沒有想像中的困難,途中上廁所也不是問題,沿途都有洗手間也很乾淨,整個旅程很好很讚!

  • 呂鳳芷

    走在熊野古道途中遇到一大堆叫做王子的地名,據說是以前皇室貴族也都會來熊野古道參拜神社,王子社是提供休息的地方。

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Details

Name in Japanese
熊野古道
Postal Code
647-1731
Address
Honguchohongu, Tanabe City, Wakayama
Tel
0735-42-0735 (Kumano Hongu Tourism Association)
Closed
Open to the public
Hours
Open to the public
Admission
Open free to the public
Access
1) for Kumano Hongu Taisha: From JR Kisei Honsen Line, Kii-Tanabe Station, ride Kumano-Gobo Nankai bus for 2 hours, or from Shingu Station, ride Kumano-Gobo Nankai bus for 2 hours and get off at Hongu Taishamae
2) For Kumano Hayatama Taisha: From JR Kisei Honsen Line, Shingu Station, ride Kumano-Gobo Nankai bus for 30min and get off at Hayatama Taishamae
3) for Kumano Nachi Taisha: From JR Kisei Honsen Line, Kii-Katsuura Station, ride Kumano-Gobo Nankai bus for 30min, get off at Nachizan (Mt. Nachi) and walk for 10 min.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)