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The Best Religious Sites in Wakayama Prefecture

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Religious sites in Wakayama Prefecture

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    Koyasan Okunoin , Koya-cho
    4.8
    Explore Japan’s largest cemetery, Koyasan Okunoin, situated on Mount Koya among tall, ancient cedar trees. Cross the first bridge to enter th
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    Kongobu-ji Temple , Koya-cho
    4.6
    Constructed in 1593, Kongobu-ji Temple forms part of World Heritage Site and boasts one of the largest rock gardens in Japan. Take your shoes
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    Koyasan Danjo Garan , Koya-cho
    4.6
    Head to Koyasan Danjo Garan for a peaceful atmosphere in the midst of tall shady trees. Established in 816 CE, the shrine features about 20 t
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    4.2
    Kumano Hayatama Taisha has been a sacred spot since at least the 12th century, harboring artifacts that date back to at least the third centu
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    Kumano Nachi Taisha , Nachikatsura-cho
    4.5
    See the fusion of Buddhist and Shinto influences that separates the region from others at Kumano Nachi Taisha, a UNESCO-protected Shinto shri
    Tours from $999
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