Kuragari Pass 暗峠
Kuragari Pass is a well-trodden path that once connected Osaka and Nara, and has been used since the 8th century
Kuragari Pass was originally used for transporting goods and by pilgrims traveling to Ise-jingu Shrine. These days, it is more likely to be used by weekend hikers looking for a break from the big cities.
- The monuments dedicated to the Manyoshu, Japan's oldest extant collection of poetry
- The contemplative Amitabha Tathagata statue
- Sekibutsuji Temple and its granite sculpture
How to Get There
A car is necessary to get to the area. Use Route 308 and head west from Nara 20 minutes to reach the pass.