The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes are globally unique roads registered as a UNESCO World Heritage.
Explore the Iseji Route's attractions through bloggers' days of walking the 170km-long "path of prayer" that connects Ise Jingu and Kumano Sanzan (three Grand Shrines of Kumano).
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range are roads in Japan inscribed on the World Heritage List.
With great nature consisting of mountains, rivers and the sea, worship and culture are rooted in the region from ancient times. Walking along beautiful stone-paved mountain paths, visitors can feel the warmth of the people living there.
From Ise Jingu, the spiritual home of the Japanese people, pilgrims progressed along the Kumano Kodo Iseji Route along several steep mountain paths to visit Kumano Sanzan. Bloggers traveling around Japan and the world showcase the appeal of the route by actually walking the entire 170km path.
Ms. Chiho Kobayashi, a mountain writer who has climbed mountains in Japan and around the world, joins us as a walking blogger on the Kumano Kodo Iseji Route.