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By the roadside at Kobiro Pass stands a chlorite schist monument, its top part missing, with the inscription Kobiro-oji. Prior to improvements to the road infrastructure in the Meiji era it was located at a higher mountain pass, so the name of this Oji shrine does not appear in medieval records. After the descent from Kobiro Pass and soon after the start of the climb to Waraji Pass, there is a spot to the left of the road that is believed to be the ruins of Kumasegawa-oji. It is thought that this is the Kumasegawa-oji mentioned in "Kumano Engi" at the end of the Kamakura era, although there is also a theory that it was at Kobiro Pass.

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œKumano Kodo – Kobiro ~ Hosshinmon
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