KÔYA SANZAN ROUTE & WOMEN PILGRIMS ROUTE

To Hashimoto

Gokuraku Bridge

The route taken by women pilgrims to Kôyasan has been compared to alotus flower because it traces a course through the encircling mountains stopping at each of the seven traditional entrances to the sacred precincts(Kôya Nana-guchi). Present-day visitors can traverse this tranquil mountainpath and recall the days when devout women pilgrims, who were forbidden to enter into Kôyasan, had to content themselves with only glimpses of its holy places.
Gokuraku-bashi

Ryûjin-guchi Nyonindô Ruins
Daimon

Ainoura-guchi Nyonindô Ruins Tenjiku Mountain Forest Park Ichino-hashi Kôbô Daishi Gobyô Ôtaki-guchi Nyonindô Ruins
Tama River

View of Kompon Daitô from Tettô-mae-hiroba

To Shimizu, Hanazono

W

N
Kôyasan
le Cab Car

DISTANCE & TIME REQUIRED FOR EACH COURSE
FUDÔZAKA COURSE
(Distance: about 2.5 km Time Required: about 50 min.)

S

Daimon-guchi Nyonindô Ruins

E
Mt. Bentendake
Road for Buses Only

Gokuraku-bashi

2.5km 50 min

Fudôzaka-guchi Nyonindô

KÔYASAN WOMEN PILGRIMS COURSE
(Distance: about 6.9 km Time Required: about 2 hr 20 min.)

Fudôzaka-guchi Nyonindô

0.9km 20 min

Mt. Bentendake 0.9km 20 min

1.0km 17 min

Ryûjin-guchi Nyonindô Ruins 1.9km 35 min

2.2km 45 min

KÔYASAN WOMEN PILGRIMS COURSE

Ôtaki-guchi Nyonindô Ruins

Entsûritsu-ji

Okuno-in-mae

KÔYA SANZAN COURSE
(Distance: about 8.6 km Time Required: about 2 hr 50 min.)

Okuno-in-mae

2.0km 37 min

Mt. Mani
1.3km 30 min

1.7km 35 min

Mt. Yôryû

2.7km 50 min

Course A

FUDÔZAKA COURSE

0.7km 15 min

Entrance to Sanzan 1.8km 35 min 0.5km 10 min

Mt. Tenjiku

Kuroko-guchi Nyonindô Ruins

1.0km 22 min

Fudôzaka-guchi Nyonindô

Course B

Kôbô Daishi Gobyô

1.8km 30 min

Ichino-hashi

Fudôzaka-guchi Nyonindô

Kotsugi Path

Kompon Daitô Kôyasan Reihôkan Kongôbuji Temple

Mt. Yôryû
(1008.5m)

Crossroads

KÔYA SANZAN COURSE

Kuroko-guchi Nyonindô Ruins
Kôyasan Tourist Association

(915m)

Mt. Tenjiku

Kuroko Path

Ômine-guchi Nyonindô Ruins

B
Mani Path

Mt. Mani
(1004m)

Entsûritsu-ji Tamagawa-bashi
Public Restroom

Notes
Guidepost
(Kôya Nana-guchi Nyonindô)

A

Public Telephone Rest Area Bus Stop

To Kôya-Ryûjin Skyline

To Hashimoto

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