Tourist information

Shugendo-from the sea to the mountains

Katsuragi Shugen begins on Tomogashima Island off the coast of Kada, Wakayama. For a religion with its roots in the mountains, it’s unusual to have a sacred training site in the ocean. The trail takes you from the sea to the mountains and through villages. Along the route you’ll find many places of interest—cultural assets and tourist attractions, as well as places selling souvenirs and delicious food. Make sure you stop off for some sightseeing when you’re on the trail.