Ohechi route

The Kumano Kodo is comprised of five main routes.  They are the Kii-ji route, Nakahechi route, Ise-ji route, Ohechi route, and Omine-Okugakemichi route on the Kii Peninsula.  The Ohechi route is one of them.It runs south along the western coastal line of the Kii Peninsula from Tanabe to Hananomiya-oji in Nachi Katsu-ura-cho.  During the Edo era (1603 - 1868), this route was used mainly by writers