The modern Kumano Hongu Heritage Center is located in front of the Kumano Hongu Taisha (Grand Shrine), the geographical and spiritual center of the sacred Kii Mountain Range.
All of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes lead to Hongu, the traditional “crossroads” of the Kii Peninsula, in Wakayama Prefecture.
VIDEO: Kumano Hongu Heritage Center, Tanabe (360° View)
In this short clip you get a full 360° view of the area and surrounding mountains as seen from the rear of the Kumano Hongu Heritage Center. In the distance you can see Oyunohara Otorii - the largest torii shrine gate in the world at 34 metres tall and 43 metres wide.
This facility is the focal point for information and educational exchange in the UNESCO World Heritage property "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range".
Kumano Hongu Heritage Center website:
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