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A fine place, accessible by bus

There's a bus from the valley which takes hikers here. You can then walk back to the Kumano Hongu... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
Worth the short detour

A short walk up the road (0.5 Km) you come to this wayside shrine in woodland. Many spectacular... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a bus from the valley which takes hikers here. You can then walk back to the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, or head west to Kobiro-toge and take the bus back to the hot springs spa. This routing is covered in "The Nakahechi Trail;...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

A short walk up the road (0.5 Km) you come to this wayside shrine in woodland. Many spectacular plants by the roadside along the way and it's a lovely peaceful and soul-calming spot.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank couteaufin
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This pretty little shrine is well known primarily because it is reachable by public bus from Hongu and sits at a local high point on the Kumano Kodo. From here hikers may take one of two branches heading to either Hongu or Yunomine onsen (Agaki-goe...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank conifer_doc
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a place pilgrims walking the Kumano Kodo will simply walk through. For day-trippers, it's an excellent short (1/2 day) generally easy walk mostly downhill to Hongu Taisha shrine with its own bus stop. Either way you do it, we saw more walkers when...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 1 June 2017

You can walk a very pleasant 7 km to Hongu Taisha from Hosshinmon Oji. A pleasant little shrine with a nice story.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This particular Oji is not nearly as grand as some of the many others that line the Kumano Kodo, and my main impression is as a trail head (as another reviewer noted). It marks the point where the main trail from Takijiri finally starts to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 9 November 2015

A point of the Kumano Kodo Way. Chosen by most to taste the hike enroute to Kuamno Hongu Taisha. A bus stop allows you to visit this section and return in one day to your accomodation. Good way to get a quick glimpse of this...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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