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Kumano Sanzan, Kumano ancient road, Wakayama prefecture
The Kumano Sanzan shrine complex in Wakayama prefecture is the point of origin of the Kumano cult.
The three Kumano Sanzan shrines are connected to each other by the pilgrimage route known as "Kumano Sankeimichi".
The Kumano area has been considered a place of physical healing since prehistoric times, and it is still a popular pilgrimage destination.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from Japan National Tourism Organization. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan should be addressed to Japan National Tourism Office.
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