The morning sun at Shiomi-toge Pass(Shiomi-toge no Asahi)


Sea of clouds and the morning sun at Shiomi-toge Pass

From around Shiomi-toge Pass along the Kumano Kodo, you can see the sea of clouds appearing along the Tonda-gawa River below. The high season is autumn, and when the conditions meethigh temperature during the day, low temperature early in the morning, high humidity, and no winds—you will be able to see the morning sun rising over the mountains in Kumano and shedding its light on the sea of clouds.


Tanabe City, Nakahechi/Oto
Kurisugawa, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City
Season / Time zone
Autumn / Sunrise
Weather conditions
Frequency of appearance
Only in right conditions


80 min. on foot from “Kajiyakawa-guchi”[鍛冶屋川口] bus stop of Ryujin Bus and Meiko Bus.

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