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Mount Koya. Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. By Kenneth Choy.

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高野山! I lived in wakayama a while. Kouyasan is well worth the trip if you’re in the kinki area. Easier to reach by car but the train-ride in is worth it for the beautiful country and mountain scenery.