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Pilgrimage Etiquette

Please abide by the following guidelines while enjoying the Kumano Kodo.

  1. Preserve the area as "heritage of all humankind".
  2. Respect the faith of past and present worshipers.
  3. Keep the routes clean - carry out all waste.
  4. Protect the local flora and fauna - do not remove or introduce animals or vegetation.
  5. Stay on the routes.
  6. Be careful with fire - prevent forest fires.
  7. Be prepared - plan your trip and equip yourself properly.
  8. Greet others with a smile and warm heart.

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