In the past, three teahouses existed at this intersection of the Kumano Kodo.

The path to Hosshinmon leads back to Tanabe and to the Kii-ji route. A small path leading toward the Kumanogawa River to teh left leada to the Kohechi route and Mt.koya.

Passing through the weathered Kuki-ga-guchi tollgate leads to Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine.

Travel passports ware inspected and paid to pass through the gate in olden times.