Pilgrimage spot representing Japan - 📍Kumano Kodo, Wakayama
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kumano Kodo is one of the many World Heritage sites in Japan. It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2004 as part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range".
"Kumano Kodo" is a general term for the pilgrimage routes leading to Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and Kumano Nachi Taisha in the three mountains of Kumano, and is also called the "Kumano pilgrimage route".
Kumano has been worshipped as a sacred place where gods live since a long time ago because it's surrounded by nature. Therefore, the belief that the happiness of the afterlife is entrusted to the gods was born by visiting Kumano.
Religious statues on the road
Pilgrimage to religious sanctuaries on a trip is one of the main purposes of tourism there. Religious temples strongly reflect the climate, culture, temperament, and history rooted in the land. They are very exotic places that make us deeply feel the different cultures.
Kumano is also perfect for enjoying trekking. There are multiple routes in the Kumano Kodo. Each course has different attractions, so you can try walking it multiple times.
While walking along the path that the trainees and worshippers have taken, let's think about history, enjoy the beautiful flowers and scenery, improve our physical strength, and relieve our stress.
Stairs to one of the temples