Kumano Hongu Taisha, Tanabe

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Nestled among the lush forest mountain landscape, Kumano Hongu Taisha ranks among the most renowned Shinto shrines in Japan. Leading to the sanctuary stands the entrance gate and a stone stairway of 158 steps. Before entering, purchase an amulet inscribed with a deity, and cleanse your mouth and hands at the temizuya, or pavillion for water ablution. Inside the main shrine features 14 deities, which visitors worship according to the simple prayer manners and customs. Find enshrined the image of the deity Ketsumimiko-O-kami, made from a torreya tree dating back to the 9th century. Numerous festivals occur throughout the year. Use our Tanabe vacation tool to arrange your visit to Kumano Hongu Taisha and other attractions in Tanabe.
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  • It is Kumano Sanzan at first place. Was very old, but due to damage by a flood washed away the majority and was moved to its current location.
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  • The destination of this trip. Once was in the middle of the River, but by a flood of the Meiji era new Palace at the current position. You can imagine touching Kumano ancient road that we walk a shrine is great at that.
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  • No need to explain it Kumano belief home. Eight received the banner of the Yata-Crow, climb the long stairs and appears is four. One and finally was able to visit the place while visit and felt relieved. What's funny how much more so. Was still to come.
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