Prince Naruhito walking the Camino de Santiago

Pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago must have been surprised to share the trail with a very high profile pilgrim last week: Prince Naruhito from Japan walked a section of the Camino de Santiago and visited Santiago de Compostela during his official visit to Spain.

The prince said to the press he had visited Santiago some 28 years ago and was impressed by Galicia’s green landscape which reminded him of the Kumano Kodo trail in Japan.

Both trails, Santiago and Kumano, are UNESCO World Heritage listed routes and the cities have been twinned.

*Source article published by Faro de Vigo: http://www.farodevigo.es/galicia/2013/06/15/naruhito-recorre-pie-tramo-final-camino-santiago/829543.html

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