Kii Mountain Range
Kii Mountain Range is widely covering the southern part of Kii Peninsula and it stretches over Wakayama, Nara and Mie Prefectures. There are 3 sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in this mountain range, such as Kongo Buji Temple on Mt Koya, are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among all, Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage trails are well known both domestically and internationally. The number of visitors is growing larger every year and it is becoming a common sight to see foreign travellers doing self-guided hikes with a map in their hand.