Use the

Planning a Trip to Japan?

Share your travel photos with us by hashtagging your images with #visitjapanjp

My Favorites

Wakayama | Kumano Kodo Daimonzaka

Suggestive atmosphere and mystical energy on the path of the ancient pilgrims

Daimonzaka is part of the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, which, along with Oku-no-Hosomichi (Tohoku-Chubu) and Nakasendo (Shinshu-Chubu), is one of Japan's three major ancient roads. The old-world atmosphere still lingers on this suggestive path and as you climb up the cobbled stone steps you can almost hear the whispers of the ancient pilgrims. At the entrance of Daimonzaka two 800-year-old giant trees called Meoto Sugi (Husband and Wife Cedars) welcome you. These are sacred cedars, and you can truly feel the powerful energy surrounding them. Kumano Kodo is one of the World Heritages Sites, and a hike up the easy-to-walk path of Daimonzaka is the best way to discover all its charm.

More Information
Japan's Local Treasures|JNTO Official Twitter
visitjapan|JNTO Official Youtube Channel






Please Choose Your Language

Browse the JNTO site in one of multiple languages