Pilgrim Hut No.11 Katsuura
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Running water
Structure is mostly exposed
Water/toilet: use at Yottene Market

Amenities & Facilities

Running water

Key Distances & Elevations

155 m from the main pilgrim path
walking distance2 minutes
walking distance5 m
walking distance0 m
walking distance2 hours 43 minutes
walking distance95 m
walking distance41 m
walking distance1 hour 48 minutes
walking distance474 m
walking distance13 m
114.7 km from pilgrimage start: Temple 1 – Ryozenji
1019.9 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 pictureStephen .Member
August 08, 2022

General Description: About 10 km from Tatsueji (T19), in the car park of Hinanosato Michi no Eki, in Katsuura Town. It is also very close to the beginning of the mountain climb to Tairyuji (T20) which is about four kilometres of mountain trail. To find the hut, at the entrance of Ikuna village, continue on Prefectural Road No. 16 without turning left toward the trailhead for Tairyuji (T20).

The round central pillar of the hut is a polished log of Kitayama cedar, and the symbol of the local specialty “Mikan” (Mandarin) is on the roof.

The area has a spring “Big Doll Festival” which attracts many tourists and many places associated with the dolls can be found in Katsuura town.

19/4/2019 Comments: There is a very good Information Bureau in the Michi no Eki. They can arrange for hotel transport if required. Nobody seemed to use the hut that I saw.

About two in the afternoon I got to the Michi no Eki (photos included in review) and went to see the ladies at the information section. Although earlier information I had that there was no accommodation in the area had me worried, the ladies were easily able to find me a place.

The ladies from the info desk indicated I should wait on a bench and the hotel would pick me up in a while. As I waited there other Ohenro turned up. After we had been there about three quarters of an hour a small sedan pulled up. The driver was a young man who spoke fairly good English and on the drive to the hotel we discussed which was worst, natto or vegemite.

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profile pictureDon WeissExpert
August 05, 2022Edited on April 07, 2023

Don’s sleep score: 3

Great place for a break, with food, water, toilets. No great for sleeping, right in front of the stores and next to a fairly busy road (trucks all night). Buy food here and sleep at the thatched pilgrim hut about 1.5 kilometers along the trail, which is one of the best huts on the island. (But in bad weather, this is the better option.)

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