Q & A
- Where's Kumano?
- What's the weather like?
- Are there any downloadable maps or pamphlets for the area?
- What's Tenjinzaki?
- What's an Oji?
- Are there coin-lockers in the area?
- What do previous guests have to say about the area?
Kumano is a sacred area in the south of the Kii Peninsula home to the Kumano Sanzan World Heritage shrines and has been a pilgrimage mecca for over 1000 years.
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The climate in the Kumano is temperate, especially along the coastal areas. Once you get into the mountains weather can change quickly. It rarely snows in the southern portion of Wakayama prefecture.
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Yes, we have many maps and pamphlets that are downloadble in PDF format. Maps include Japanese characters to make them user friendly when navigating the area.
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Tenjinzaki is a cape on the north side of Tanabe Bay. It is a local hotspot for outdoor activities and is one of Japan‘s founding National Trust sites.
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Ojis are shrines along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. They served as sites of worship, ritual and rest and are an integral part of the pilgrimage to Kumano.
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Yes, there are coin lockers in the area. These are convenient to store your luggage while you visit sites.
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The region draws a wide range of visitors, each experiencing something different along the way. We have collected some comments from previous visitors for reference on our website. There are also guest reviews on the Kumano Travel reservation system.
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Ueshiba Morihei is the founder of the martial art Aikido. He was born in Tanabe and his gravesite is located there on the grounds of the Kozanji Temple.
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Minakata Kumagusu was an eccentric genius researcher and pioneering environmentalist who devoted his life to learning.
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