Going to Churenji

Rokujurigoe-kaido's full trekking course

1

Going to Churenji

STEP

1

Get off the bus at Kami-Matsune (上松根)bus stop

350m

5 min.

STEP

4

Arriving at the small "Mountain God Stela" (山神碑), go straight

1220m

35 min.

STEP

7

After turning right at the Oibun stela, follow straight on the long forest path

900m

30 min.

STEP

10

Continue following the road

STEP

13

Go down the path, there are not so many trees around you, that's normal.

450m

35min.

STEP

16

Go down the cedar alley

825m

30 min.

STEP

2

Go to the Hachiman shrine torii and climb up the forest

350m

5 min.

STEP

5

Arriving at the "Mt. Yudono Stela" (湯殿山碑)go straight.

125m

STEP

8

You arrived at a sign that shows you the direction to Juotoge (十王峠).

STEP

11

Climb the Yukitsubaki slope (ユキツバキ坂). Be prepared: it's harsh!

STEP

14

You arrive at the Itaya spring source. Give a little splash to 6 Jizo carved in the stone. It'll give you luck.

STEP

17

After some time, you'll have reached Churenji Temple.

STEP

3

Arrived at the giant stela, go towards the direction of the forest

330m

40 min.

STEP

6

After 1km, on your left, you will find the Oibun stela (追分石). If you go left, you will find the Otaki falls (20 min. walk). If you turn right, you will follow the path to Churenji.

1375m

35 min.

STEP

9

Turn left to follow the road to Juotoge

1100m

35 min.

STEP

12

You arrived at Juotoge, that you can recognize by its Jizo statue and its tree logs that serve as chairs.

STEP

15

After the Itaya spring, there is a beech forest. If you go during spring, you'll notice some snow camellia flowering around you.

STEP

18

Pay a visit to the Sokushinbutsu mummy (entry: 500 yens)

2

Going to Dainichibo

STEP

1

Start at Churenji Temple

STEP

4

There's also a prayer stela to the god Shomen Kongo (青面金剛)

975m

20min.

STEP

7

You come across those stela inside the village

1025m

15min.

STEP

10

You arrived at Dainichibo Temple

STEP

2

After walking down the paved road, turn left at the crossing

725m

10min.

STEP

5

After a while, you'll arrive to a paved road again

STEP

8

You arrived at the famous rice fields view point of Oami village

5 min.

STEP

3

You'll see a little Inari Shrine

STEP

6

Soon, you'll arrive to the village. On clear days you may be able to spot Mt. Gassan.

STEP

9

Look for this entrance

5min.

3

Going to Tamugimata

4

Going to Mt. Yudono

STEP

1

You're in Tamugimata, look for the Several-layered thatch-roof house (Tasôminka 多層民家)