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Nakahechi 中辺路

Nakahechi
Hossinmon-oji

Tanabe City, Shingu City, and Nachikatsuura Town

This pilgrimage route was mostly used for the pilgrimage from Kyoto or West Japan to Kumano Sanzan and it turns to East at Kiitanabe to the Mountains. Boats were usually used between Kumano Hongu Taisha and Kumano Hayatama Taisha, however, the rest of the route was steep mountain road. It's characteristic is the fact that there are "Oji" which enshrine the child god of Kumano and their remains.

Law protection: Historic Site

Takijiri-oji

Takijiri-oji

Ozaka

Ozaka

Kumano river

Kumano riverKumano river

Koyasaka

KoyasakaOjigahama from Koyasaka

Ishikura Toge

Ishikura Toge

Daimonsaka

Daimonsaka

Yunomine-onsen
(Tsuboyu)

Hyakkengura

Yunomine-Onsen(Tsuboyu)

Hyakkengura


Introduction to the properties

Wakayama Prefecture The World Heritage Registration Association
(Wakayama Prefecture Planning Department Planning Bureau Regional Development Division Branch Office)
100-1 Hongu Hongu Town Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1731