Ohechi – the Coastal Route

The Ohechi trail used to be the most scenic one as it was mainly running along the southern coastal area of the Kii-Peninsula. A major part of the original route has disappeared as modern roads were built over the paths instead. The Ohechi connects Kii-Tanabe with the Fudarakusanji temple located close to the Kumano Nachi Taisha, one of the Kumano grand shrines. On the existing sections, the views from the well-preserved passes offer expansive scenic vistas over the Pacific Ocean. During the Edo period (1603-1868), this route was used for both worship and sightseeing, and the beautiful landscape attracted many writers and artists.

This is not a route that RAW Travel offers as an organised option.