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Japanese Heritage and Kitamae Ship Port "Moroyose Port" Course (Moroyose Short Course)
日本遺産・北前船寄港地「諸寄港」コース(諸寄ショートコース)

Moroyose Port is a famous scenic spot that has been written about in classic Japanese poems, such as Kokin Rokujo and Kagero Nikki among others since ancient times. This course also explores the history and culture of kitamae, which flourished as a "wind & tide waiting port" in the Edo era.

Route map
Recommended Spots of Interest
 
1) Iyonaga Shrine
This shinto shrine is a place to pray for safe voyage. There is a pair of lanterns on both sides of the stone steps up to the shrine and a tamagaki (a fence surrounding a sacred area) around the shrine's grounds.
2) Hiyoriyama Mountain
On Hiyoriyama Mountain, a part of the joyato (a light that burns all night) is engraved with "joto" and "sho-kaisendonya-chu (Moroyose shipping agent)".
3) Kitamae Ship Mooring Pile Remains
These are the dome-shaped rocks, as well as the round and square holes in the rocks at the port.
4) Yasaka Shrine Office
Boat ema devoted to Iyonaga Shrine by the Kitamae ship owners are displayed here to preserve their colors.
5) Shokokusan Ryumanji Temple
A temple of the Soto sect that provides a memorial for sailors and others of shipwrecks. Among the Zen dojos, it was known nationwide as the Oni (demon) Dojo of Hokuba (Northern Tajima).
6) Moroyose Main Village Center
Various ancestors and historical materials are on display here.
Route Starting Point and Destination
Start: Moroyose Fishing Port Auction Parking Lot
Destination: Moroyose Main Village Center
Difficulty
★☆☆
Type of Activity
★☆☆ Flat course(Elevation gain less than 100m)or less than 5km.
★★☆ Slightly undulating course(Elevation gain less than 500m)or less than 10km.
★★★ Rugged course(Elevation gain more than 500m)or 11km.
Distance About 3km
Required Time Walking time of about 2.5 hours.
Start & Destination Start: Moroyose Fishing Port Auction Parking Lot
Destination: Moroyose Main Village Center
Getting Here By Train: Take the train to Moroyose Station
By Car: Go to Moroyose Fishing Port Auction Parking Lot
Road Conditions Asphalt & dirt
Signpost Presence None
Contact Contact: Shinonsen Town Walking Information Center "Shoraian"
Phone: 0796-80-1126
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