Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
The Kii Peninsula
The Kii Peninsula is the largest peninsula on Honshu and stretches south-east from Osaka and is considered Kansai's spiritual heart.
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Onigajo rock formation
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes of the Kii Mountain Range" in 2004, the Onigajo site in Kumano is a natural monument steeped in legends in
The village of Kizuro
It is just between Wakayama and Mie prefectures, in the Kiwacho region, near the city of Kumano (Mie prefecture), that the village of Kizuro is hidden.
1,000 rice fields of Maruyama Senmaida
In the south of Mie prefecture hides a small jewel of Japanese agriculture: the rice terraces of Maruyama Senmaida.
The rural Kii Peninsula is western Honshu is an area rich in sacred mountains, hiking trails, temples, shrines and onsen.
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