Sacred place and pilgrimage road in Kii mountains
The scenic Kii Mountains, together with Yoshino-omine, Kumano-sanzan, and Koyasan - called the sanctuary of gods in seclusion-constitute a harmonious cultural landscape. With sacred sites revered for more than 1,000 years, the Kii Mountains are noted for a holy heritage harmonizing the ways of Gods and Buddha linking ancient Shinto and Buddhism. "Roads” designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites thus far include only two-this pilgrimage route and that of El Camino de Santiago in Spain.
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