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Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Shingu

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Kumano Hayatama Taisha has been a sacred spot since at least the 12th century, harboring artifacts that date back to at least the third century. Many features dotted around the site point to its origins as a center of nature worship. You'll see the revered tree that has stood on the grounds for at least 800 years. Look out for the giant rock Gotobiki-iwa, which rests half way up Gongen mountain and is said to have been the site where three Shinto deities descended from the heavens. If you're visiting around the 6th of February, don't miss the notable fire festival that takes place here, in which participants race down the mountain carrying flaming torches. Using our international travel planner, Shingu attractions like Kumano Hayatama Taisha can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Kumano-Zaventem Yi produced three of the world's popular speed is here for the new House recently between Kumano Grand, without too much what special 厲 damage where no defensive over Mai here is very interesting, there are 12 kind of defensive of all kind of diseases, if specific diseases prayed for peace of mind, this location is not wrong!
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  •  One of the Kumano Sanzan, Izanagi, when it comes of husband and wife is the main. Called "Shingu" and was moved to this shrine deities of Kumano have descended on the 神倉 mountain, and the origin of the city name. Lined with red-painted passing kando, and contrasting with the 檜皮葺i hongū Taisha Shrine from the sanctuary of the far left, on opening, shall in the order of the visits.
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  • Vermilion bridge, gate, dark green leaf Evergreen forest is a striking shrine. I think it is not because there is a waterfall in the Kumano Sanzan, big river and Torii, but quietly and shrines.
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  • The simplest among all the kumano kodo shrines.
  • One of the three grand shines that are part of the pilgrimage route of Kumano Kodo. The other two are in Hongu town and by Natchi falls, one day trail walk to each.
  • such a beautiful temple.
  • great eniroment
  • Historically areas

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