Walking through World Heritage Forest in Japan: the Kumano pilgrimage

  title={Walking through World Heritage Forest in Japan: the Kumano pilgrimage},
  author={S. Guichard-Anguis},
  journal={Journal of Heritage Tourism},
  pages={285 - 295}
‘Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range (Japan)’ were inscribed as a World Heritage Cultural Landscape by UNESCO in 2004. The forest covering the mountains has been the main economic resource for the region for hundreds of years. The designation stressed that the region possesses a ‘living culture’ that spoke of religious beliefs associated with forestry. Through time, this economic activity has brought tremendous change to the forest and today's visitors have little to do… Expand
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