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Kumano Sanzan has ever been a place where nature is given its due worship.

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Kumano Sanzan has ever been a place where nature is given its due worship. From emperors and nobles to the common folk, many have chosen this land as a focus of their reverence. The pilgrimage route to Kumano Sanzan is called Kumano Kodo, and declared a national monument under the name “Kumano Sankeimichi” in 2000, then registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 as a part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.” Since the ancient past, Kumano Kodo has been a road to the sacred that drew pilgrims from all over Japan in search of healing, renewal, and salvation. To walk the trail through the trees is to become a part of the forest. Every deep breath infuses the body with bracing air scented with green growth. Cradled in long history and deep nature, the body and mind are finaly able to refresh themselves. Along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route there are a number of hot springs to ease the hurts of travel, including the 1,800-year-old Yunomine Onsen, the oldest in the country.

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    Several routes are available
    (e.g, Kiiji, Nakahechi, Ohechi, and Kohechi)
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    (Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau)
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    (Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau)
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