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11Kannon-michi

Kannon-michi

For beginners

Walking time
About 1 hour and 40 minutes

Distance
Around 3.8km (Starts and ends at JR Odomari Station)

sea level
265m

Route features

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.

Route highlights

The Kannon Statues of Seitaiji Temple

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.

Kannon-michi Trailhead

Kannon-michi Trailhead

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

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

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.

Route map

Route map

Day trip to Kumano Kodo by trains and buses

Day trip to Kumano Kodo by trains and buses

Other routes on the Kumano Kodo Iseji Trail

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