世界遺産 熊野古道伊勢路

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世界遺産 熊野古道伊勢路

■“Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range” Registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List as“Roads”
There are three sacred sites, namely “Kumano Sanzan (Three Grand Shrines of Kumano),” “Koyasan” and“ Yoshino and Omine,” in the Kii Mountain Range located roughly in the center of Japan, and different types of religion, such as Shinto based on nature worship, Buddhism introduced from China and developed in a unique way in Japan and Shugendo spread as a mixture of Shinto and Buddhism, have been fostered there. In July 2004, the three sacred sites and the pilgrimage routes connecting them as well as their traditional cultures developed in harmony between nature and human beings over time were finally recognized by UNESCO as shared properties of all humankind and registered on its World Heritage List as “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.”
■“Kumano Kodo Iseji Route” as the Path of Prayer to Connect the Two Major Sacred Sites
Kumano Sanzan consists of three grand shrines of Kumano, namely“ Kumano Hongu-taisha Shrine,”“ Kumano Hayatama-taisha Shrine” and“ Kumano Nachi-taisha Shrine,” and the“ Kumano Kodo Iseji Route” is the“ path of prayer” to connect those shrines and Ise-jingu Shrine that is a very special sacred site for Japanese people through a lot of steep mountain passes. As the old proverb“ Seven times to Ise, three times to Kumano” says, people in the past generally had a strong desire to visit them in their lifetime. Today, you can still enjoy the traditional landscapes and feel the rich history and culture of each area along the “Kumano Kodo Iseji Route.”

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  1. 1Meki
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  2. 2Misesaka
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  3. 3Nisaka
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  4. 4Tsuzurato
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  5. 5Kiinagashima
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  6. 6Ikkoku Hirakata Miura
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  7. 7Hajikami
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  8. 8Magose
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  9. 9Owase
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  10. 10Yakiyama
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  11. 11Miki Hago
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  12. 12Sone-Jirozaka-Tarozaka
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  13. 13Nigishima Okamizaka
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  14. 14Hadasu
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  15. 15Obuki
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  16. 16kannon
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  17. 17Matsumoto
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  18. 18Kumano
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  19. 19Yokogaki
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  20. 20Fuden
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  21. 21Tori
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  22. 22Hongu Kawabata
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  23. 23Hama-Kaido(North)
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  24. 24Hama-Kaido(South)
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