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Hotel J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse Tanabe
Situated in Yunomine Onsen Hot spring known as Japan's Spiritual Hot Spring. It is an integral part of the over 1000 year old Kumano pilgrimage tradition. Guesthouse offers both indoor and open-air baths(open-air bath is available from Oct). Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes (World Heritage) is right beside of the guesthouse, which is road to Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine (approx. 3.2km) There is also a public hot spring called "Tsuboyu" (World Heritage) close by. For over 1000 years people from all levels of society, including retired emperors and aristocrats, have made the arduous pilgrimage to Kumano. These pilgrims used a network of routes, now called the Kumano Kodo, which stretched across the mountainous Kii Peninsula. Walking the ancient Kumano Kodo is a fantastic way to experience the unique cultural landscape of Kumano's spiritual countryside. The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes were registered as UNESCO World Heritage as part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" property. more