【World Heritage】 Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine3.9
Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine is one of the three important Kumano Grand Shrines and is the head shrine of all Kumano shrines in Japan. It is located in Shingu City of Wakayama Prefecture. The shrine lies along the Kumano-gawa River.
The shrine's main deities are "Kumano Hayatama no Ohkami" and "Kumano Fusumi no Ohkami", who are husband and wife, but twelve other gods are also worshipped.
On the grounds of Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine, there is a grand Asian Bayberry Tree that was planted by Taira no Shigemori and is designated as a natural monument. There is also the Kumano Sacred Treasure Museum, where more than 1000 nationally appointed cultural properties are on display, including Hiougi, handheld fans made of cypress.
Airport/Sta.Shingu Sta. (about 1.3km) Google Transit
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4.08 months ago
Beautiful temple. Serene and quiet retro town. One of the three main temples in the Pilgrimage path.
3.08 months ago
A very basic old style Japanese hotel. No porter service. DIY with your luggage check in/out.
The only selling point is the view if you book the seaview room. Breakfast is also good. There's also laundry facility.
5.010 months ago
Nice and quiet place. Very rare to see tourists there. Very kind locals in the place. It is walking distance away from the train station. Only thing to consider is that the town is quite empty, with some retro shops...
4.08 months ago
Interesting temple part of the world heritage pilgrimage route in the mountains.
5.0a year ago
Great place. If you take the walk, be prepared for a slightly higher difficulty. The nature stones are really slippery in rain, but you can easily get close via bus. Main problem might be fog. I recommend the pagoda for a great photo of the waterfall