There are five main routes to the Kumano Kodo, a network of trails in the Kii mountains connecting the sacred spiritual sites of ancient Japan. We hiked the Kohechi (Mountainous) Route and the second half of the Nakahechi (Imperial) Route. . Hiro shows us our route. Temples in Japan are denoted by the ancient Sanskrit symbol, manji. Because it is sometimes confused with a swastika the country is considering changing this on maps for foreigners in advance of the 2020 olympic games.