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Kumano Hongu Taisha-Grand Shrine, Wakayama prefecture
Kumano Hongu Taisha, a Shinto shrine in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, is located deep in the rugged mountains of the Kii Peninsula.
It is part of the Kumano Sanzan in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage routes in Kii Mountain Range.
Originally located at Oyunohara, on a sandbank at the confluence of Kumano and Otonashi rivers, it was partially destroyed in a flood in 1889, and the remaining shrine buildings were moved to its present site.
SOURCE: Tanabe City, Kumano Tourism Bureau, courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
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