After spending one night in Koguchi, the midpoint of the Kogumotori-goe Section and the Ogumotori-goe Section, you are back on the road again heading to Ukegawa, which is close to the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. This scenery on this route is different from the Ogumotori-goe Section, and is close to that of a natural forest, surrounded with cedars and cypresses forests. Although there are some steep inclines on this route, on the way you will arrive at a place called Hyakken Gura, which is a great viewing spot, and, overall,, it is still a very enjoyable hiking trail.
Accommodation located in the relay point of Ogumotori-goe Section and Kogumotori-goe Section. Featuring a relaxing bath and guest room to heal the fatigue of mountain climbing. There is also a campground and it is particularly popular among foreigners.More Info.
Walk around the paved road from Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie Lodging for about 1 km, cross the bridge over Koguchi-gawa River to the mountain climbing road. At the foot of the bridge you can see the ferry remains.
Approximately 3 km uphill which continues from Kowase to Sakura-toge Pass is the biggest difficulty of Kogumotori-goe Section. On the way, take a break at Sakura-jaya Teahouse Remains and finally arrive at the first pass.
Approximately 40 minutes from Sakura-toge Pass, there are some ups and downs, but relatively easy walking forest roads continue. After passing Ishido-jaya Teahouse Remains, you can meet the Sainokawara jizo.
When walking past the intersection of forest trails and walking up a slope for a while, it is the biggest scenic spot of Kogumotori-goe Section where sudden visibility can be opened. The mountains continued far away, the scenery called the Kumano three thousand six hundred peaks is a masterpiece.
Getting off a gentle downhill and arrive at Ukegawa of the goal. Take the bus from there and head towards the hot spring spa and Kawayu Onsen of the World Heritage Site and let's heal the fatigue of walking.