Route: Ogaki-Hachiman-Shrine to Yoro-Waterfall (Japan)

Submitted by Miki Neant on Sat, 02/27/2021 - 06:21am
Gifu, JP
20.62 km
Vertical Gain
322 m

This route is created in mind of Matsuo Bashō, the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. He is recognized as the greatest master of Haiku.

He was constantly wandering east to west, north to south to get inspiration for his art of writing. He terminated his 156 days-1500miles long walking travel journey in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture and wrote Oku no Hosomichi in the late 17th century. 

Bashō took a small boat, navigated Suimon River down to Ise Bay when he left Ogaki. 

Ogaki-Hachiman Shrine stands in front of Suimon river. 

This route starts at Ogaki-Hachiman Shrine and run along Suimon River to Yoro (fixed route) then open route to Site of Reversible Destiny (Yoro-Park) leading up to Yoro-Waterfall. 

Approximately 21KM journey.

After the run, it is very nice to treat yourself at one of the small shop/cafe, eating Japanese sweets and teas or non alcoholic Cider crafted with the purest and delicious local water.