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Ohechi 大辺路

Nagaizaka
Nagaizaka

Shirahama Town, Susami Town Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture

This pilgrimage route goes along the seacoast from Kiitanabe to Kumano Sanzan. Longer than the Nakahechi, the Ohechi was the route for those who undertook mountain ascetic practices called Okugake and the group pf religious practitioners who repeated the Saigoku pilgrimage 33 times. However, after the Edo era, people began to appear who came to visit for the mixed purposes of worship and tourism. Although not all parts of this section of the route remain in good original condition, it is still valuable as a pilgrimage route characterized by distinctive beautiful cultural landscapes that are formed by the combination of the sea and mountains.

Law protection: Historic Site

Tondazaka

富田坂

Ago-no-watashi

安居の渡し

Hotokezaka

仏坂

 

Karekinada Seacoast

長井坂から眺める枯木灘海岸


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