Wakayama Area

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Awashima jinja is considered as the shrine for women and is famous for Hinanagashi festival with enormous collection of dolls inside the precinct

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Standing among pretty reefs of coral, the tower is called Coral Princess of all season who will generously bring you down to his amazing under world.

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Long after Kobo Daishi’s death, Shingon sect decided to built Daishi Kyokai as the administrative center for development of Buddhist pratice.

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Doro Gorge is a 31 kilometer long gorge along the Kitayama river as well as the road connecting the two main towns of Hongu and Shingu on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail

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Kumano Hongu Taisha is probably the most outstanding among three shrines of Kumano Sanzan as the head shrine of over 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan

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Kumano Hatayama Taisha is a part of the Kumano Sanzan and Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Located in Wakaura area, Wakayama, Kishu Toshogu is a Shinto shrine designated as national important cultural Properties which associated with Tokugawa family

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Kongobuji temple, the name of the entire mountain of Koyasan, is the head temple of Shingon Buddhism which leads about 3,000 temples with 10,000,000 followers and monks

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Located on the west coast of the Kii Peninsula across the bay from Tanabe, Shirahama Onsen is is one of the oldest hot springs in Japan together with Arima Onsen and Dogo Onsen.

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There is a bridge called Haishikui in Wakayama which is not an artificial one but the masterpiece of the cooperation between Creator and Religious belief.

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While many temples in Koyasan still keep their own treasures, Reihokan is considered as "Depository of Cultural Properties" or " Chamber of Religious Arts".

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The third Tokugawa shogun Iemitsu built the Tokugawa Mausoleum on Koyasan in 1643 for his father and grandfather in hopes that they can be close to Kobo Daishi’s mausoleum

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Keep walking towards the South of Honshu island, you will surprisedly meet the vast Pacific Ocean in the lawn of green grass of Shionomisaki Cape in Kushimoto's town center

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Hidden inside the forest of the Katsuragi Mountains, Negorodera is still gorgeous as the 82th Temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, the major Shingon Buddhist temple.

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Danjo Garan is a temple complex opened by Kobo Daishi as a place for secret training in Shingon esoteric Buddhism

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Katsuura is famous for not only fishing industry but many unique hot springs holding warm stream born from rock island of the cape.

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Ryujin Onsen is most famous attraction in Ryujin as one of Japanese top three hot springs for enhancing beauty

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Koya Ryujin Skyline is the road to the heaven of beautiful seasonal scenery over 1000 meter ridges of Mount Koya

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Kumano Nachi Taisha is a part of "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The mystical picture of Nachi waterfall looming behind the three-storied pagoda has become the symbol of Nachisan in Wakayama.

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Wakayama Marina City is a resort island with the harmony of natural environment and artificial architecture.

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Coming through the largest cemetery in Japan with more than 200,000 monuments including graves, prayer steels and memorials to visit Okunoin temple

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Living in Koyasan Temple Lodgings is a way to experience a Buddhist monk’s life as well as Japanese culture

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Senjojiki rocks, Sandanbeki cliffs and Engetsu Island are unique rock formations that only can be found in Shirahama.

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Used to be the symbol of Wakayama, Wakayama Castle is now famous as viewing spot of cherry blossom and autumn foliage

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This temple is the second destination for pilgrims among 33 others in the Western Japan called Saigoku Kanon Pilgrimage

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Walking through Kumano Kodo-the pilgrimage trails with the age of over 1000 years is a part of purification before worship in Kumano Sanzan.