Stay on Koyasan, one of Japan’s most sacred sites, and lose your heart to the Yoshino cherry blossoms; Japan Monthly Web Magazine

Koyasan (Wakayama Prefecture), a sacred mountain-top Shingon Esoteric Buddhism site, has been attracting worshippers for the past 1,200 years. Along with the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes (English available) that link many sacred sites including the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano (English available), Koyasan, as part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range” (English available), is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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