The Best Religious Sites in Wakayama Prefecture

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Religious sites in Wakayama Prefecture

Kongobu-ji Temple , Koya-cho
Constructed in 1593, Kongobu-ji Temple forms part of World Heritage Site and boasts one of the largest rock gardens in Japan. Take your shoes
Kumano Hayatama Taisha has been a sacred spot since at least the 12th century, harboring artifacts that date back to at least the third centu
Nestled among the lush forest mountain landscape, Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine ranks among the most renowned Shinto shrines in Japan. Leading t
Kumano Nachi Taisha , Nachikatsura-cho
See the fusion of Buddhist and Shinto influences that separates the region from others at Kumano Nachi Taisha, a UNESCO-protected Shinto shri
Seigantoji Temple , Nachikatsura-cho
Absorb the distinctive beauty of Seigantoji Temple, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, according to legend, founded by Indian monk Rag
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Religious site destinations in Wakayama Prefecture

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