Wakayama is geographically located in the Kii Peninsula in the southeastern part of Western Japan. On the northern side of Wakayama, there is Mt.Koya which is known as the sacred place in Shingon Buddhism. Many historical structures related to Shingon Buddhism as well as over 200,000 imperial mausoleums are preserved in the mountain. Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes in Wakayam connects three grand shrines and registered in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


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