Kumano Kodo is a pilgrimage road
to go to Kumano Sanzan (=Kumano Three Mountains)
It is like a San Diego de Compo stela.
The last town of two roads
Galicia(Spain) and Wakayama(Japan)
have a sister road tie-up.
Kumano Three Mountains are holy places,
each Mountain has a shrine.
The Kumano Area is in Kii Peninsula,
Which is center of Japanese Islands.
Kii Peninsula is at the biggest peninsula in Japan,
and the South area has a lot of mountains.
The area has attracted
the hearts of Japanese people since the 8th century.
Many religions are gathered here.
Buddhism, Shintoism, Shugendo.
Shugendo is a unique mountain belief.
Especially, Omine Mountain is
the place of training for Shugendo.
Women can not enter this mountain.
That custom is still continuing.
On this time, I visited shrines of Kumano three Mountains.
Kumano Hongu shrine.
Kumano Hayatama shrine.
Kumano Nachi shrine.
I enjoyed a mysterious atmosphere.