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Nyonin-michi Women’s Pilgrimage Route-Map
The Women’s Pilgrimage Route or Nyonin-michi is a 16-km (10 miles) course that follows the same route female pilgrims once used to circumnavigate Koyasan. During the Edo Period (1603-1867) the route was frequently used for pilgrimage and as a means to access Koyasan. These routes also served as important transportation routes that connected towns and villages on all sides of the sacred mountain. At that time, there were seven official, “gates” (guchi) along the Nyonin-michi that functioned as entrances to Koyasan at various places along the trail.