You will enjoy trekking along KUMANOKODO, an historic walking course. The Sacred sites and Pilgrimage routes here were recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
The world Heritage site, ‘Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range,’ consists of sacred and pilgrimage routes that are inseparable from the nature of the Kii Mountain Range covering Wakayama, Nara, and Mie prefectures, as well as the cultural landscapes surrounding them. There is no such similar property to be found elsewhere around the world.
For over 800 years, the Kumano shrines were a popular pilgrimage site. People believed the wilds of the Kii peninsula to be inhabited by kami, i.e. Shinto deities.