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About Shingu City

Shingu City in Wakayama Prefecture, aka Kumano Shingu, with a population of 30,000, is located at the southeast of the Kii Peninsula, about three and a half hours by train from both Osaka and Nagoya. It is a place famous for its abundant nature and mild climate. It has also been a famous spiritual heartland with everyone, from outcasts to emperors, making the long pilgrimage over the steep mountain passes. In July 2004, Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine, the Gongen Mountains, and the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, including the Kumanogawa River pilgrimage route, were registered as World Cultural Heritage Sites under “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.”

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