Kinpusen-ji Temple(Zao-do)

Kimpusen-ji (金峯山寺 Kinpusen-ji) is the head temple of a branch of the Shugendō religion called Kimpusen-Shugendō in Yoshino district, Nara Prefecture, Japan. According to tradition, it was founded by En no Gyōja, who propagated a form of mountain asceticism drawing from Shinto and Buddhist beliefs. The temple's main building, the "Zaō-Hall" (Zaōdō)

Yoshimizu Shrine

Yoshimizu Shrine (吉水神社 Yoshimizu-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located on Mount Yoshino in Yoshino district, Nara, Japan. It is dedicated to Emperor Go-Daigo, and the samurai Kusunoki Masashige. In 2004, It was designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the

Yoshino Mikumari Shrine

Yoshino Mikumari Shrine (吉野水分神社 Yoshino Mikumari-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located on Mount Yoshino in Yoshino district, Nara, Japan. It is closely associated with Emperor Go-Daigo. The Shrine is dedicated to mikumari, a female Shinto kami associated with water, fertility and safe birth. Yoshino Mikumari Shrine is one of four important

Kinpu Shrine

Kimpu Shrine (金峯神社 Kinpu-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Yoshino district, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The honden, or main hall, is constructed in the nagare-zukuri style. In 2004, It was designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. World

Kamikura Shrine

Kamikura Shrine commands one of the best views of the city, and is said to be where the 12 deities of the Kumano Grand Shrines first descended from the heavens. The object of worship is a great sacred rock called "Gotobiki-iwa".

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine

Kumano Hayatama Taisha (熊野速玉大社) is a Shinto shrine located in Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture, on the shores of the Kumanogawa in the Kii Peninsula of Japan. It is included as part of the Kumano Sanzan in the UNESCO World Heritage site "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range". The

Fudarakusan-ji Temple

Fudarakusan-ji (補陀洛山寺 Fudarakusan-ji) is Tendai temple of the in Higashimuro district, Wakayama prefecture, Japan. The name of temple comes from mount Potalaka. It is said to have been founded by Ragyō Shōnin, a monk from India. In 2004, It was designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the

Hiro Shrine (Nachi Waterfall)

Nachi Falls (那智滝 Nachi no Taki) in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, is one of the best-known waterfalls in Japan. With a drop of 133 meters (and 13 meters wide), it is the country's tallest water fall with single uninterrupted drop albeit the tallest waterfall with multiple drops in Japan is