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Travelling Japan Collection:
32.Kumano is located around the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, about 100 kilometers south of Osaka. It spans Wakayama and Mie Prefectures, though most of the attractions and religious sites are in Wakayama.
Kumano is centered around three shrines, Hongu Taisha, Nachi Taisha and Hayatama Taisha, collectively known as the Kumano Sanzan. Pilgrims have traveled to the Kumano Sanzan via walking trails, called Kumano Kodo, for over 1000 years. The shrines are even older, with mention in Japan's founding mythology.
The region is infused with religious and historical value that emanates from the three shrines. The Shinto sun goddess' great grandson, Jimmu, came to Kumano to unify the country as Japan's first Emperor. To further add to the area's sanctity, Kumano is often called "The Land of the Dead", in reference to the belief that Shinto spirits and family ancestors dwell here after they die.
Introducing Sightseeing and popular places.
1.Nachi Taisha One of the three Kumano shrines.
2.Kumano Kodo Ancient network of pilgrimage routes.
3.Hongu Taisha One of the three Kumano shrines.
4.Hayatama Taisha One of the three Kumano shrines.
5.Kumano City Site of an ancient shrine.
6.Kushimoto Southermost point of Honshu Island.
7.Shirahama Large hot spring resort with sand beach.
In 2004, Kumano's religious treasures and pilgrimage routes were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named "The Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range", the designation also includes neighboring Koyasan, Yoshino and Ominesan.
My view: Kumano is the best nature travelling,nature living out from all Japan city based on my choice,so peaceful and calm very quiet I was dreamed about went to painting nature art or to visit the Shrines,weather here give me feel fresh ,resting from busy minded.
Featuring with Actress/Model Kuroki Meisa.