Kumano Hongu Heritage Center - Re-opened
The Kumano Hongu Heritage Center is now open after repairs from damage by a typhoon in September 2011. It is located in front of the Kumano Hongu Taisha (Grand Shrine), the geographical and spiritual center of the sacred Kii Mountain Range. This modern facility is the focal point for information and educational exchange in the UNESCO World Heritage property "Sacred Sitesand Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range". Please visit our Heritage Center to learn more about Kumano's cultural landscape.