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Awashima Jinja, Awashima shrine in Wakayama


Wakayama is in the Kansai Region, south of Osaka Prefecture. Koyasan is one of the most important Buddhist sites and influenced Kobo Daishi (Kukai). Some of the significant temples are Kongobuji and Okunoin. You can stay at a temple lodging to experience a life of a monk. Shirahama is another popular destination. It has a long sandy beach and is a famous hot spring resort. Wakayama offers unique miso, pickled Ume, ramen, and many more. The Capital is Wakayama City.

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Torii, Japanese traditional gate, arch in temples and shrines
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