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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, Japan

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range are a World Heritage Site spread across Mie Prefecture, Nara Prefecture and Wakayama Prefecture in Japan. These are routes where pilgrims since ancient times have travelled. They link sacred sites such as Yoshino, Omine, Kumano Sanzan and Koyasan. The structures and monuments of the Kii Mountain pilgrimage routes bear a fusion of Shintoism with elements of Buddhism brought across from China and Korea.


Daito, the Great Stupa of Koyasan in the Kii Mountains
Daito, the Great Stupa of Koyasan in the Kii Mountains
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The Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China, on 28 June - 7 July, 2004.

Read also the Koyasan Budget Travel Guide for more details about traveling to this heritage site.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 33 50 13 E 135 46 35
Inscription Year: 2004
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV, VI
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