Day 1: Start in Usa town, Oita province. This town is on the main JR rail line between Kokura and Oita stations. The first hike is Tsu-wa-dou mountain, 5-6 hours hike. We may visit the national Shinto shrine at Usa also. We stay near here this night.
Day 2: We travel the Nokogiri ridge trail, 4 to 5 hours hike, to Kumano Mugaibutsu stone images. The lodge has hot springs, and great food.
Day 3: Hike the Naka-yama-senkyo trail, and walk on to Kunimi town, total of 7 to 8 hours walking. We stay at a very spacious private home, with hot springs.
Day 4: Hike past Sen-tou-ji temple ruins and through the forest to Iwa-tou-ji temple, and then Monjusen-Ji Temple. We stay at the temple. This is about 6 hours walking. The temple does not have hot springs, but has ofuro baths and special food, meditation etc.
Day 5: Hike to Futago-temple, 5 to 8 hours, depending on choice of route. Afterward, return to Usa town or optional night at Ryokan hotel. Tours can be extended.
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