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Kumano Hongu Taisha, Tanabe

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Religious Site
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. Take a look at our Tanabe trip builder to schedule your visit to Kumano Hongu Taisha and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Originating from the Tanabe (Japan 1 long haul?) The round-trip time and go by local bus is common, but less frequent 4,000 yen little (?) The fare costs. Then one day whole takes it. There is a smiling car rental in Shirahama, one day 4,000 yen little (? ), You can borrow. Gasoline costs plus at least 2 people use highly recommended. The road to the shrine can run at a speed very comfortable and quite. In my case, in the course of the day up to Nachi, Nanki rounded in a clockwise direction. If the detailed Tanabe station tourist office if you go by bus, bus timetable, there. Visit the Tourist Office tell you very kindly.
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  • From Nachi to hongu from the parking lot access is often slow and visit. DW was prohibited, but many shots. Near the Museum, to study the history of the Kumano.
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  • Armour, though welcoming some very steep stairs makes. It is hard for the climb is steep, in fact. Soothe tired, eat to visit you as I finish this shrine, located near you!
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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 Shingu town and by Natchi falls, one day trail walk to each.
  • I visited here in winter. There were not much people. It was so quiet and calm. There are a lot of history here. I'm very impressed.
  • Get the good vibes of this place. Great art work.
  • Nice quiet place, look at the roof construction made of bark..
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