7Miki-toge Pass・Hago-toge Pass
Miki-toge Pass・Hago-toge Pass
About 3 hours
Around 6km (From JR Mikisato Station to JR Kata Station)
This old path was excavated by the locals in recent years. The path breaks off here and there, but this is a scenic route that gives you views of the ocean between the trees. The magnificent stone fences that stretches endlessly from the pass is said to be the longest in the region, and provides a look at the lives of the people that used to live here.
This stone signpost reads, "Kumano-michi on the left."
When you climb up from Miki-toge Pass (120m above sea level) to the observation peak (139m above sea level), you will see some benches on the top where you can take a rest, and enjoy the view of the Sea of Kumano and the town of Mikiura.
You will pass a huge stone fence on your hike. Walk along the stone fence and you will see a signpost that reads "Kumano-michi on the left".
Katahane no Gorinto
This Gorinto, or five-ringed tower dates back to the early Edo period. In Buddhism, the five levels of this tower represent the five elements that make up the universe – the void, wind, fire, water and earth. This is said to be built as a memorial for a deceased person.
Other routes on the Kumano Kodo Iseji Trail