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Hongu-do Trail
Stone statue of jizo on Hongu-do trail
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Distance & Time
About 19km, About 7hrs. and 30mins.: From Senmaida-Toritoge-Iriguchi Bus Stop to Shiko Bus Stop
--- hard walk

After pilgrims walked over Fuden-toge Pass, they walked on Hongu-do toward Yojino-watashi Ferry on Kumano-gawa River and accrossed it by ship to Shiko. This trail goes through mountains in Kiwa, which was famous for a mine. There are still many historical sites about its mine and some are along this trail.
After you walk over many mountains, Kumano-gawa River (a part of the World Heritage) appeared in front of you. Because there is no ferry at Yoji area now, you have to go around to Shiko.
Hard trail with long distance and many up-and -downhills.

"Hongu-do trail" brief Map
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Hongu-do trail Map 
Senmaida-Toritoge-Iriguchi Bus Stop ->(almost even, paved and unpaved road, 60mins.)-> Intersection to Forestry Road ->(uphill, paved and unpaved road, partly stone path, 110mins.)-> Site of Meirin Elementary School ->(downhill, paved and unpaved road, 90mins.)-> Yojigawa Area ->(slight downhill, paved road, 85mins.)-> Yoji-bashi Bridge ->(even, paved road, 15mins.)-> Site of Yojino-watashi Ferry ->(even, paved road, 15mins.)-> Yoji-bashi Bridge ->(even, paved road, 70mins.)-> Shiko Bus Stop

by car >Nagoya ==(Highway & Route 42 / 4hrs.)== Kumano-shi Station ==(Route42 & 311/40mins.)== Senmaida-Toritoge-Iriguchi Bus Stop ==(Route 311 & 169/50mins.)== Shiko Bus Stop
>Nagoya ==(Highway & Route 42 / 4hrs. and 50mins.)== Hayatama-taisha Shrine ==(Route 168 / 50mins.)== Shiko Bus Stop
by train and bus >Nagoya Station ==(Nanki Express / 2hrs. and 50mins.)== Kumano-shi Station ==(Local Bus/ 40mins.)== Senmaida-Toritoge-Iriguchi Bus Stop
>Nagoya Station ==(Nanki Express / 3hrs.)== Shingu Station ==(Local Bus / 1hrs.)== Shiko Bus Stop

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