The pilgrimage route in the Kurusu Valley en route to Ookuboji.
Gentians blooming along the trail to Nyotai-san.
"This way to Ookuboji!" At stone marker (hyoseki) point the way up to the summit of Nyotai-san and Ookuboji (Temple 88).
The trail ascending to the summit of Nyotai-san.
Almost there! The final pitch to the top of Nyotai-san. From there it will be virtually downhill all the way to Ookuboji.
A well-maintained, stepped path descends to Ookuboji from Nyotai-san.