Kumano Kodo Iseji Route, Matsumoto-toge Pass, Hananoiwaya & Onigajo (Guest arrives by own car)
This route starts at what some believe is the oldest Shinto shrine, Hana-no-Iwaya, then to the dynamic rock formations of Onigajo, eroded by wind and sea over many millennia. Finally to Matsumoto pass, with its beautiful stone steps leading to the pass with a breathtaking view of Shichirimihama shoreline. This short course is a treasure-trove of cultural and historical significance.
The tour starts from Hana-no-Iwaya parking lot for guests who arrive by their own vehicle.
The guide will explain Hana-no-Iwaya and Shishi-Iwa for those who arrive at the Hana-no-Iwaya parking lot, then follow the guide to Onigajo Center parking lot in their own vehicle. Leaving their own vehicles, the tour then visits Onigajo, proceeds up and over Matsumoto-toge Pass, and back down to the Onigajo Center parking lot to conclude the tour.
|Course Name||Matsumoto-toge Pass|
|Distance||~ 3.5 km (on foot)|
|Time||~ 4 hours|
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|Meeting Place||Michi-no-Eki Kumano Hana-no-Iwaya
(Meet guide in front of public toilets)
|Tour Ending Place||Kumanoshi Station|
Price Notice※ Set price for up to 10 people per tour (1 guide).
※ 2,010 yen for each additional guest. (2,200 yen each with taxi option)
※ Price does not include cost of guide's lunch.
● wear appropriate clothing (long pants, socks, and hat recommended) and walking shoes.
● be prepared for rain.
● bring a lunch and drinks.