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Wakayama Launches ‘River Pilgrimage Route’

Wakayama, Mar 03 (News On Japan) –
Regular providers for riverboat tourism on the Kumano River and its tributary, the Kitayama River, commenced Saturday, with vacationers exploring the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range,” a World Heritage web site identified for the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, and can be known as the “river pilgrimage route.”

Set within the dense forests of the Kii Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, three sacred websites – Yoshino and Omine, Kumano Sanzan, Koyasan – linked by pilgrimage routes to the traditional capital cities of Nara and Kyoto, replicate the fusion of Shinto, rooted within the historical custom of nature worship in Japan, and Buddhism, which was launched from China and the Korean Peninsula.

The websites and their surrounding forest panorama replicate a persistent and terribly well-documented custom of sacred mountains over 1,200 years. The space, with its abundance of streams, rivers and waterfalls, continues to be a part of the dwelling tradition of Japan and is far visited for ritual functions and climbing, with as much as 15 million guests yearly. Each of the three websites incorporates shrines, a few of which have been based as early because the ninth century… learn extra on UNESCO web site: Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes within the Kii Mountain Range

Source: Kyodo

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