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Kumano Kodo, Kohechi Sign Project

The Kohechi route of the Kumano Kodo is a rugged 4 day walk between Koyasan and Kumano Hongu Taisha.  The trail climbs over many passes with elevations of over 1000 meters.  It is a long and challenging route.

The infrastructure is not as developed at the Nakahechi route further to the south.

The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau is working with local governments to improve this route to make it more accessible and safer for people from across Japan and around the world to experience.

Today we worked with the Nosegawa village government in Nara Prefecture, visiting sections of the trails to check signage.  Currently they are old, broken, and only include Japanese.  We are going to install new signs, which will have more consistent designs (matching other sections of the Kumano Kodo) and include English.

This is two year project with the first set of signs being installed the fall of 2014, and the next series tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2015.

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