Koyasan Choishi-Michi is a 19.8 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ito, Wakayama, Japan that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 19.8 km Elevation Gain: 1,234 m Route Type: Point to Point

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hiking
15 days ago

We went from the Kudoyama station to Koyasan, where we were staying overnight. It is a breathtakingly beautiful and historic pilgrimage route. To get to the first choishi (stone marker), you will walk through a temple and up a large set of stairs. Keep going. I do not recommend this trail when it is raining. We went in late April and if it is raining, the trail becomes a rocky/muddy stream you will have to scramble. We saw crabs and frogs in the stream. There are various points where you can join/ leave the trail from different train stops after Kudoyama, but I do not recommend leaving the trail as the downhill path can be quite steep and muddy.

hiking
1 month ago

Long traverse through forest older than the founding of the United States of America, complete with vertically orientated grave-stone cemetaries. Unforgettable, moss and incense abundant!

hiking
3 months ago

Pleasant, easy going trail. Paths are very well maintained. All forest area, mostly shade. We came across 4 other groups of hikers in total (May). A few picknick sites along the way. WARNING: there is no public transport available from the end point back to the trail head. A taxi costs about JPY7000. Head out early if you want to walk out and back, this will probably take about 5 hours. Convenience shops for lunch etc are available at the end point.

hiking
5 months ago

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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