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Kumano Hongu Taisha annual festival, Wakayama prefecture, Japan photo
Kumano Hongu Taisha annual festival, Wakayama prefecture

Kumano Hongu Taisha is a Shinto shrine located in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, deep in the rugged mountains of the Kii Peninsula.

It is part of the Kumano Sanzan in the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage routes of Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Originally located at Oyunohara, it was partially destroyed in a flood, and the remaining shrine buildings were relocated to its present site In 1889.

SOURCE: Kumano Tourism Bureau, courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.



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