This course offers some beautiful views of the hills and ends at the river that was registered as a part of the Unesco World Heritage Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, Kumano River. Across the river is the holy land where Buddha manifests in the form of the indigenous "kami" or gods of Kumano. Pilgrims must have felt very excited to finally have Hayatama Shrine in view! After praying at Kumano Hayatama Taisha, they would continue their journey to the other two grand shrines of Kumano Sanzan, Nachi Taisha and Hongu Taisha.
from Atawa Station to Shingu Station