About 1 hour and 40 minutes
Around 3.8km (Starts and ends at JR Odomari Station)
Back when the Kannon faith was popular, many travelers used this pilgrimage route with its 33 Kannon statues instead of Obuki Pass. On the anniversary of Kannon's death, many adherents came to pray and there were stands selling sushi and confectionery, making for a lively atmosphere.
The Kannon Statues of Seitaiji Temple
The thousand-armed Kannon statue that stands here was moved from Seisuji Temple. The first four statues of the Saigoku Kannon Stone Statues are also located in the temple grounds.
Statues number 5 through 15 of the Saigoku Kannon Stone Statues are lined up along the side of the stone path as you make your way up. They are here to relieve your suffering.
The Six Stone Statues
At the foot of a large rock called Fukuro Iwa (Owl Rock), you can find 6 Kannon statues and a Jizo statue.
Horse Head Kannon
This small wooden shrine houses a Horse Head Kannon Statue made from stone. To the right stands the Kannon statue from the last temple on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage, Tanigumisankegon-ji.
Other routes on the Kumano Kodo Iseji Trail