Unose: A sacred location where they perform the famous Omizu-Okuri (water sending) Shinto ritual that has been upheld for over 1300 years, where water is poured into the river and it takes 10 days to reach Nara.
One Day Course
|Route||Unose ~ Harihata Pass|
|Belongings||a flashlight, first aid kit, rain gear, and emergency rations, Bell,Map|
Kaminegori Village: Located at the base of Harihatagoe pass also known as Negori-zaka, or Negori slope, the villagers in Kaminegori settlement are said to have worked as luggage porters in the Edo Period, and it still retains the cultural landscape of a traditional village along a mountain pass.
Large sign on the left-side of the path. Behind the sign you can go down to the river.
Mountain entrance to Negorizaka mountain trail.
The trail forks, do not go left, but go around the big fallen tree and then continue forward and go right after the small fallen tree.
Goza Iwa Rock: This sacred rock is said to be the place where Wakasa hime descended, and is a good rest spot along the mountain ridge, with beautiful views of the valley.
Turn right onto paved road.
View from path overlooking Kaminegori village and you can see as far as Wakasa Bay.
Turn left onto mountain trail.
Jizo statue and well with an explanation in Japanese.
Harihata Pass: Harihatagoe mountain pass is said to be a part of the oldest Sabakaido route which connected the Wakasa region to ancient Kyoto.