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3Ikkoku-toge・Hirakata-toge・Kumagaya-michi

Ikkoku-toge・Hirakata-toge・Kumagaya-michi

For beginners

Walking time
About 3 hours

Distance
Around 7.6km (from Kata-kyokai-mae bus stop to JR Minose Station)

sea level
113m

Route features

This route takes you from Kata to Miura in Kihoku Town, passing through 3 passes: Ikkoku-toge Pass, Hirakata-toge Pass, and Miura-toge Pass. This is an easy route that allows you to enjoy a view of Ki-no-Matsushima and other beautiful sights of the Kumano Sea. Hikers taking this route can also explore the rustic seaside towns of Furusato and Doze, and even take a soak in the onsen baths.

Route highlights

Jizo Statue

Jizo Statue

This is a charming Jizo statue with a little round head located at the foot of the Ikkoku-toge Pass.

Sabohanamichi Observatory

Sabohanamichi Observatory

This gives a good view of Furusato Beach and Ki-no-Matsushima. There is also a pavilion here, which is a great spot for your lunch break.

Wakamiya Shrine

Wakamiya Shrine

This is a quiet shrine that can be found a short distance away from Doze Beach.

Doze Beach

Doze Beach

This provides a scenic view of the different islands floating in the horizon. Depending on the season, you may even catch a glimpse of the locals drying algae here, giving a look into what life by the coast is like.

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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