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Kumano Kodo

Enjoy early-summer Ise and Kumano Kodo with the great-deal “Ise-Kumano- Wakayama Area Tourist Pass”!

The rainy season is gone and it’s finally summer! This picture that looks like Okinawa or somewhere tropical was actually taken in Shirahama Beach in Wakayama prefecture. Away about 2 and half hours from the Kansai International Airport; this beach with extended shallow seashore is well known for its powdery white sand and magnificently clear beautiful ocean. That said, why not go a little way further from Osaka and enjoy summer in the best way? In this article, we will pick up Wakayama and Mie area that everyone is talking about! They are both accessible from the Kansai International Airport.

Hananoiwaya Shrine

Hananoiwaya Shrine is located along the coast of Mie Prefecture’s Kumano City.
In 2004, Hananoiwaya Shrine was registered as a World Heritage Site as part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes of the Kii Mountain Range.”
According to Japan’s first history book, the “Nihon Shiki,” which was written in 720, Hananoiwaya Shrine is the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan.