Kumano Hongu Taisha, Wakayama
One of the locations comprising of a bigger collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Wakayama area is Kumano Hongu Taisha. This shrine is part of a larger pilgrimage route that covers and extends across Nara, Wakayama, and Mie prefectures. The area in the Wakayama area is particularly scenic with trees, rivers, and hot springs filling the scenery as opposed to the typical concrete and neon. The shrine itself is also in a nice wooded area.