Trail That Climbs Up Mt. Chihogamine (Mt. Gongenyama)(Chihogamine Tozan-do)


Climbing up Mt. Gongenyama, a World Heritage Site (Mt. Gongenyama is sometimes considered as two mountains: Mt. Kamikurayama and Mt. Chihogamine.)

Mt.Gongenyama contains Kamikura-jinja Shrine (on Mt. Kamikurayama) and Chihogamine Peak. (The name “Mt. Gongenyama” comprises two mountains: Mt. Kamikurayama and Mt. Chihogamine.) The mountain is considered a sacred place where the deity of Kumano is said to have descended. This trail that climbs up and descends Mt. Gongenyama is a steep 2 km course that runs between Kamikura-jinja Shrine and Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine. From the observatory deck on top of the mountain, you can look over the urban areas of Shingu City.


Shingu, Shingu City
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This mountain trail runs from Kamikura-jinja Shrine to Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine, and takes 90 minutes to complete.

Recommended spot

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine > JR Nachi Station