Kumano City has a population of about 20,000. It is surrounded by the sea to the southeast and mountains to the northwest. There are many places where one can see spectacular views of the mountains and ocean, particularly on the Kumano Kodo, which is registered as a World Heritage.


Regarding agriculture, the cultivation of citrus fruits raised in the temperate climate of Kumano thrive. Out of the many varieties of Kosan citrus, one known as  "Niihime", a specialty product of Kumano, has been selling in great numbers. In the mining industry, Kumano is the only place where a particular stone known as "Nachiguro Stone"  is found and produced in Japan. It is processed into “Go” stones and  other crafts and its beauty has earned it a high reputation. Kumano city is surrounded by nature and has a rich history and culture which can be seen  in sites such as the World Heritage "Kumano Kodo", "Onigajo", "Shihiiwa", "Hana no Iwaya", and, chosen as one of Japan’s 100 best terraced rice fields, "Maruyama Senmaida".