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Japan in Photos – Kumano Kodo

By Staff Writer
May 31, 2022
Kumano Kodo has long been famous as a pilgrimage route. This ancient road connecting three shrines, called the "Kumano Sanzan," was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014. People have walked this way for centuries to visit the shrines. There are five routes on the Kumano Kodo, and some people choose different routes and visit many there times to discover the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the sea that is unique to each route.
A stone path going through a thick forest
Hikers climbing stone steps in a forest
Exterior of Kumano Taisha, a large Japanese shrine
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