Tourism EXPO Japan 2023 OSAKA/KANSAI

Shingu City

Shingu lies on the southern end of the Kii Peninsula, south of Kyoto and Osaka in Wakayama Prefecture. It has a warm climate and is surrounded by both the coast and mountain ranges, with winding rivers interspersed between, making it a region abundant in natural beauty.
The region surrounding Shingu was once called Kumano. The main river flowing through Shingu is the Kumano-gawa River, and the ocean off the city's coast is called the Kumano-nada Sea.
Shingu is the traditional home of the Kumano faith, which is rooted in the worship of nature and has been followed and passed down for centuries. The Kumano Sanzan (the faith's three Grand Shrines) and the Kumano Kodo (the pilgrimage routes travelled since ancient times between these shrines) were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 under the name "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range."
In Shingu, World Heritage Sites like Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine, Kamikura-Jinja Shrine, and Asuka-Jinja Shrine are melded into the everyday lives of the locals. Visit and see how the ancient and the sacred exist alongside the modern aspects of the city.
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