USA TODAYSee stunning ancient sites and unspoiled nature on a Japanese pilgrimage hikeUSA TODAYThe trek is called the Kumano Kodo, and it's actually a network of four pilgrimage routes on the Kii Peninsula. After recently hiking 40 miles along the Nakahechi Route and nearby shrines, I'm convinced that Kumano Kodo is Japan's best-kept secret .. […]
WBIR.comJapan's Kumano Kodo: Stunning ancient sites and unspoiled natureWBIR.comSunlight shines through cedar and cypress trees along a stretch of unpaved trail as one of several Shinto “sub-shrines” stands watch. 03 / 29. Although largely unknown to foreign hikers, the 1,000-year-old Kumano Kodo trail is especially revered by ...
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