Day 2 – Nyoninmichi Loop, 15.5km
Accommodation: Jizo-in temple, Koyasan
I picked up a map of the Nyoninmichi loop trail from the Shukubo Tourist Office in the middle of town and after breakfast made my way to the start point at Nyonindo temple.
The map has the loop divided in two colour-coded sections:
The first section is called the Nyoninmichi pilgrimage course from Nyonindo hall to Okuno-in cemetery at Nakano-hashi, 6.9km / 3 hours
The second section is called the Koya Sanzan course and starts from Nakano-hashi at Okuno-in cemetery and finishes at Nyonindo hall to complete the loop, 8.6km / 3.5 hours
I am very much enjoying your journey. The only bad parts are BEARS and SNAKES! The scenery is gorgeous. I’m very happy you are sharing with us as I can’t see me and my fear of heights doing this one. You are very brave.
It’s such a beautiful part of Japan, the Nakahechi trail would be my recommendation if you’re ever in that part of the world 🙂