8 Scenic Spots of Hongu
Ohtou Ravine, starting from Mount Ohtou (1112 m) that commands a view of Kumano 3,600 peaks, runs about 8 km. On both sides there are steep peaks, whereas the river has depths, pools and torrents. The panorama provides for an ambience of high mountains and deep valleys. Scenic rocks and precipices below the eyes are beyond description. This is a treasure of nature, rare even in Japan, that develops different faces in four seasons.
About 25 min by car from Kumano Hongu Taisha
(From Kawayu Onsen to Shizukawa)