- Mount Koya - mountaintop monastery town, the stronghold of mystical Shingon Buddhism and the site of Japan's strangest graveyard
A train line runs around the southern coastline. Other train services are sparse.
Shirahama beach is crowded with tourists every summer. The water is clear and there are lots of hotels near the beach.
The three shrines of Kumanokodo, namely Kumanohayatama, Kumanonachi and Kumanonimasu, have been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Ise - small town in Mie prefecture with its famous shrines, can be reached by train
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