Haccho-zaka Japanese Inn is located in between Temple 44 Daihoji and Temple 45 Iwayaji in the Kuma Highlands, Ehime. Haccho-zaka, meaning “8-cho Slope” (1 cho = about 109m therefore a 872m slope), is a beautifully scenic walking track leading to Iwayaji. It’s a very tough slope for henro walkers.
We opened our doors on New Years Day of 2012 providing cosy stays, fresh meals, friendly service and information about the area for travellers walking up and down the slope. You can leave your bags in our free lockers so you can walk more freely and easily. We are an oasis before you hit this tough slope in the Kuma Highlands.
Daihoji - Temple 44
Daihoji is very atmospheric located in a deep, beautiful forest setting, surrounded by moss covered trees and lush plants. The temple was founded in 701 and was rebuilt by Kobo Daishi many years after in the 9th century.
The air is clean and fresh and the path up completely manageable. Giant thick cedars are all the way up the climb.
Iwayaji - Temple 45
Iwayaji means, “Rock Cave Temple”. Even though the 600m steep slope is quite a challenge, this is truly a spectacular place to visit and explore. The path on the way up is lined with moss covered statues and trees. It smells great. It looks great. You are completely transported as you make the climb. Iwayaji is recognized as a national important cultural property and does not disappoint at all.
Daihoji > Haccho-zaka Inn
By Walk: about 1hr / 4.6km
By Car: about 10min / 4.5km
Haccho-zaka Inn > Iwayaji
By Walk: via Haccho-zaka Slope, about 2hr / 7km
By Walk: via Prefectural Road 12, about 1hr 40min / 7km
By Car: about 10min + 20min walk / 7km
*Recommended to take the Haccho-zaka Slope route to get to Iwayaji and take Prefectural Road 12 to for returning to Haccho-zaka Inn.
HACCHO-ZAKA JAPANESE INN
1609-7 Shimohatanokawa Kuma-kogen-cho
Kamiukena-gun, Ehime 791-1212
Tel. 0892-41-0678 Fax. 0892-41-0677
Email. firstname.lastname@example.org www.8-cho-zaka.jp
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