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Yoshino-Kumano National Park吉野熊野国立公園

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This national park straddles the three prefectures of Wakayama, Mie and Nara, and is made up of the mountainous areas located in the middle of the Kii Peninsula and the rivers and coastal areas located in the southern part of the peninsula. There are many scenic sights in the park such as Yoshino Mountain, famous as one of Japan’s top cherry blossom viewing areas, the well-known and highest peak in the Kinki region Mt. Hakkyogatake, Kareki Nada known for its beautiful scenery, as well as numerous historical buildings including the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, which is registered as a World Heritage Site. There are visitor centers in two areas of the park in Ukui and Odaigahara, exhibiting materials on nature and the ecosystems of each region, as well as periodically holding events such as nature observation sessions etc. Sign language or written messages may be used for communication.


Mie prefecture, Nara prefecture, Wakayama prefecture

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Mie prefecture, Nara prefecture, Wakayama prefecture [map]

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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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