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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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  • Our the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage ended in this sanctuary. That beside the other two, is the more modest. But not so it is really beautiful. All the history and the spirituality that is located there is unique.
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  • Felt the feeling of history is one of the three, in compact city and something unique. The treasures would treasure it and not expect too much.
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  • Speaking of the Kumano Sanzan, Kumano shrine, Kumano Nachi Taisha and Kumano hayatama Taisha is. Went on the coming of age day, love received free of charge. Also, have a lot of luck such as Pitchfork, is rich in souvenirs.
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  • 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.
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  • World Heritage site is honest, a location, such as a large shrine of ordinary it seems. It is no doubt that it is very beautiful. Here were the nokyo-sho chihogamine, both with the hayatama Taisha.
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  • Beautiful sanctuary Parrimonio of humanity and one of those who are part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. It is easy to reach also, unlike others of the route, full of stairs :)
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  • Remember to Kumano hayatama Taisha speed ball some statues, posed for each. It was fun! Here is the famous camphor trunk. The mascot of Shingu, because Bali's.
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