Kayabuki (Thatch Roof) Pilgrim Hut
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Running water
Structure is mostly enclosed

Amenities & Facilities

Running water

Key Distances & Elevations

< 100 m from the main pilgrim path
walking distance< 1 minute
walking distance0 m
walking distance0 m
walking distance3 hours 7 minutes
walking distance156 m
walking distance41 m
walking distance1 hour 19 minutes
walking distance400 m
walking distance14 m
115.8 km from pilgrimage start: Temple 1 – Ryozenji
1018.6 km to pilgrimage end: Temple 1 – Ryozenji
How are walking times calculated?
Walking times are estimated with a modified approach to Naismith’s rule to account for elevation gains/losses and other practical considerations that require a more conservative bias. The basis of our calculations assumes a speed of 4 kilometers per hour on flat land. Learn more here.


profile pictureJohannes ElzeMember
May 06, 2023

Really fantastic place to sleep and spend the morning with a climb up to temple 20. It's about 100m above the valley and you have a great view. The thatched roof had been replaced with a normal one. The provided toilet is not really operational anymore. There is still no water directly available. The mentioned holy spring is way too far up the mountain and actually dry. The closest toilet and water is down in the village, just before you're turning left towards the hill, when you come from the road station. It's officially made to host pilgrims there for the night!

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profile pictureJ BMember
August 02, 2022

The shelter is in a secluded spot, a short walk (<1km?) up the hill from Katsuura town, directly next to the trail to Kakurinji (#20). Signs indicate that pilgrims are permitted to sleep here. The two entrances to the shelter are open, but sleeping platforms are enclosed on three sides and the roof is in good condition - good protection in most weather conditions. There is a WC cabin on the same patch of land. No water. No cushions. Pilgrims who stay overnight will need to bring water and a sleeping mat as well as sleeping bag etc. The nearest store is an old mom-and-pop grocery in Katsuura but the selection of food items is probably better at the Lawson convenience store some kilometers before Katsuura.

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profile pictureDon WeissExpert
May 26, 2022

Don’s sleep score: 5

The most beautiful hut on the pilgrimage route. No food (buy in the village before you start climbing up the hill.) There is supposed to be a spring with drinking water nearby (I didn't see it).

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