Nakatsugawa, which is also known as “Chudai,” plays a central role in Katsuragi Shugen. The Katsuragi Kanjo ritual in which the title of Yamabushi is conferred upon followers by Shogo-in (the head temple of Shugendo in Kyoto) is hosted at Gyoja-do. In the Katsurei-zakki guidebook written in 1849 by the priest Chiko,it is introduced as Nakatsugawa Koso-do,which enshrines En no Gyoja.
Kinokawa City Tourism Department 0736-77-0843
Nakatsugawa, Kinokawa-shi, Wakayama Prefecture
About 10 min. drive from Kinokawa IC on Keinawa Expressway to the Kokawadera Temple parking.
Free(It costs a parking rate at the Kokawadera Temple parking.)
Open 24 hours