Kumano Sankeimichi Ohechi 熊野参詣道 大辺路
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|
|location||Shirahama Town, Susami Town Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture|