Shingu City (old Kumanogawa Town)

Kuri-kyo Gorge

熊野川九里峡

A deep canyon is formed because Kumano-gawa River eroded a granite porphyry of Kumano acidic rocks from Tanago to Shingu. It’s possible to observe the rock face where prismatic structure developed and a strangely shaped rock in a fish market in a gorge. After calling on Hongu, former pilgrimage to Kumano came down to Shingu by gabbard and aimed at Nachi after that. Gabbard descent in “visit on a river way” Kumanogawa restored in 2005.
[For Elijah to overlap, the same one is also indicated on “Shingu City (old Shingu City)”.]

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Current Ripples in Goshonomoto

A big outcrop of the Current Ripples mark (sazanamiato) which develops into alternation of sandstone and mudstone of the Kumano Group which ranges around Shingu City Kumanogawa-cho Oguchi. A watercourse is formed sedimentary structure on the surface of the sand bed where I it accumulated in the bottom of the sea formerly. After that It lifted by crustal alteration and it’s left at at a valley whose angle is 40-50 degrees of the sandstone layer at present.

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Wadagawa-kyo Gorge

Wada-gawa River erodes alternation of sandstone and mudstone of the Kumano Group which accumulated in forearc basin, and it’s a built steep V shape valley ravine. Wadagawa’s ravine was made with the incised meander from which a river advances erosion to the bottom to the bottom. It’s possible to see a fir,Japanese hemlock,an indigenous Japanese cypress, a chinquapin,ubame oak,tenuipes makino,Tricyrtis macranthopsis Masan and Unazuki Giboshi at this cliff place.

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Shishi-kura Rock in Tanago

A large rock face of rhyolitic pyroclastic rock crushing of Kumano acidic rocks .Prismatic structure doesn’t develop and accomplishes the shape of the monolith and seems to be the glimpse of the wild boar. There is description to which “Its shape is like a savage beast. In Kumanogawa”. “Is this the first strange mountain?”

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Takakura-jinja Shrine Ruins in Iisukanmaru

The shrine where there is no shrine buildings in the riverside on Akagi-gawa River. A rock in a riverside is being deified. Around the Taisho period,it was enshrined together by Takakura-jinja Shrine of the days. The upper part layer of the Kumano Group which accumulated is distributed over forearc basin, and there is a dike of the quartz porphyry intruded into the northwest – southeast direction in the circumference.

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Taniguchi Coal Seam

A coal layer of about 20 cm of thickness is caught in the Kumano Group upper part bed where It reached and accumulated in a shallow sea. Coal gives metallic gloss off, so the other stratum and distinction are easy. There is an outcrop of Taniguchi in Encho in the coal bed Sannokuma coal mine around here was mining formerly. A coal mine in Kumano coalfield made 7 businesses this area.

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Kogumotori-goe Section

Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route beyond small Kumotoriyama where Nyohousan to Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine in Tanabe City Hongu-cho leads from Shingu City Kumanogawa-cho Oguchi with the highest peak. A mountain body is formed out of a sedimentary rock of Otonashigawa Group and Kumano Group, and a gentle mountain path continues relatively compared with Ogumotori-goe Path beyond a granite porphyry of Kumano acidic rocks.

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Banzetoge-do Section

The part where an old road on Ise-expressway which branches at Manzai pass from Kogumotori-goe Section way is left. The good old road with an atmosphere where an old stone wall is left. Kumano Group central layer is distributed over Nakahechi from Banzetoge to Uke-gawa River and Kumano Group upper part layer is distributed over Ise-ji from Manzai pass to Miyai.

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Ippenshonin Stone Monument

We assume a Ippenshonin Stone Monument surrounds a Buddha’s name monument of something of Kumano Group and seen sandstone with a stone of a quartz porphyry, and that unites once. Two sets by which a Buddha’s name monument is a grass letter line letter, it’s said that they had that. You’re presuming that there was 1 another around the Manzai pass at an existing place.

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Banza Rock in Shiko

A rotted mass of rock of a thick sandstone layer (Kumano Group) is the sacred precinct where there is no shrine buildings making the Banza Rock which piled up the ritual subject.

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Kaimochijima Rock in Shiko

Kaimochijima Rock in Shiko

A shellfish of the sign that a ridgepole is taken out has been just played. It’s made of a thick sandstone layer (Kumano Group). ( “Kiizoku-Fudoki” ・ “Kii-no-kuni Meisho Zue”)
It’s a water jetting ship stop place at present.

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Igneous Rock in Mukuro

A rock face of Omine granite kinds exposes to a northern coast in Kumano-gawa River. A magma slips levelly in the stratum of Kumano Group, and it’s a made sheet igneous rock. Prismatic structure by the shrinkage when a magma cools, develops into a rock face, and the characteristic landscape is being made a gorge in Kumano-gawa River.

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Sasabigawa-keikoku Valley

The ravine where the Otonashigawa Group of a stratum (accretionary prism)which accomplishes a foundation in Kii Peninsula ranges. It’s possible to see a lodgment of the submarine fan out of which the thrust (the reverse fault which is low-angle) was formed into made surf zone and former trench (alternation of sandstone and mudstone=turbidit\e). Root width is wide by erosion to the side in the place where mudrock formation is distributed, and a village in Sasabi is formed.

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Uccomfomity in Sasabi

The adjustment-lessness of Otonashigawa Group of a stratum (accretionary prism) which accomplishes a foundation in Kii Peninsula and the Kumano Group which accumulated in the forearc basin formed on it can be observed. It tells both accumulation that there was intense crustal alteration by which tens of millions of years are different and depend on plate motion in the mean time. It’s judged from an outcrop on the path through a forest which comes off to Shingu City Kumanogawa-cho Kuju, Kumanogawa-cho  Sasabi.

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Raftman’s Path in Shimazu

Raftman’s Path is the way which developed in Kumano-gawa River basin for a men  to move between Shingu in a mouth of a river and the village in a mountainous region formerly. The way passes on “shingle-roofed house fault” under Shimazu, and it’s possible to observe 2 strata, Hidakagawa Group and Kumano Group along the way and we can feel a Thyme gap in about 54 million.

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Dorohaccho Gorge

The Hidakagawa Group which is the oldest accretionary prism in the Nanki Kumano Geopark plan area ranges. A deep canyon was eroded by the protuberance by which the stratum which became stiff by heat of a magma is after that in Kitayama-gawa River, and was formed. Shinpei Goto who held the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Minister of Foreign Affairs acclaims this cityscape, and it’s said that it led to a commission of a large ship to Kumano area from Osaka. A jet ship is sailing between Shiko – Dorokyo Gorge at present.

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Ogumotori-goe Path

Ogumotori-goe Path

Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route where it’s tied from Nachisan in Nachikatsuura Town until Shingu City Kumanogawa-cho clue. To call from Nachisan around Echizentouge and cross a steep group of isolated mountains which consists of porphyry of Kumano acidic rocks, it’s one of dangerous places on the Kumano Kodo.

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Waroda-ishi Rock

Waroda-ishi Rock

Gods in Kumano Sanzan are collected, and parallel lamina of Kumano Group is a boulder stone of the sandstone layer which developed by a rock of the legend. Honjibutsu(Honji Buddha) in Kumano Sanzan surrounded with a circle is carved on the mossy surface by Sanskrit characters. A rubber air ring is the carpet which knitted straw flatly spirally.