Kumano Hongu Taisha

Sightseeing information about Kumano Hongu Taisha in Japan.

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Kumano Hongu Taisha is one of three destinations of the Kumano faith pilgrimage, and the head shrine of around 3,000 Kumano shrines across the country. The original shrine located near the river was destroyed by a violent flood in 1889, and a new shrine was built 500m away. On this original spot, Japan's highest torii gate (34m) was constructed in 2000, evoking the legacy of the original shrine dating back more than 1,000 years.

If you want to experience a feel of pilgrimage, go to Hosshimon Oji by bus to walk the final 7km section of the route to the shrine. En route, there is a good outlook to view the sprawling forest surrounding the original sacred spot. Round out your trip with a dip in one of three onsen - Yunomine, Kawayu and Watrase.

Purposeworld heritage,mysterious lands of Japan,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kansai International Airport (about 82.3km) Google Transit


5.03 weeks ago

Spectacular places... must come. But try to do it walking, charming experience... even under the typhoon's power. Shame I could not take the time to pray in the four buildings.

5.03 weeks ago

A very sacred place. Come here to cleanse yourself and feel the spirit of transformation

5.0in the last week

Historical pilgrimage destination, a UNESCO site, this serene temple didn't disappoint.

5.0a month ago

Not as special as Machine shrine to me. But still a great spot. More so for old people since it requires less physical activity.

5.0a month ago

The place is very nice, I really like it, in my country, I can't find a place like this, so this is my first personal experience, I'm very happy to be able to come to Japan

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