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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  • August 14, 2017
    Kumano Sanzan in the town. However, it is very quiet. Shields has vivid vermilion in, will get the flickering in the eyes. It is Kumano shrine national boss.
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  • August 13, 2017
    From Shingu town, highway 42, and good location a few minutes access, free parking at 50 or so. It is a quiet place at the shrine is registered on the World Heritage list.
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  • August 6, 2017
    I visited (Monday) to 7/24. It is located away from route 42, Shingu city Kumano Sanzan. The building painted in red, was brilliant. There were people coming by bus, and registered as a world heritage site. Near the grounds of SATO Haruo's honorary citizen of the City Hall. Could not access since Monday. Also, local fresh foods shop. Purchased a Valencia Orange here.
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  • June 14, 2017
    The simplest among all the kumano kodo shrines.
  • October 2, 2016
    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.
  • March 6, 2017
    such a beautiful temple.
  • May 25, 2016
    great eniroment
  • April 25, 2017
    Historically areas

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