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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. 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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  • Go walking trail leads you vehicle, foot in the car (free parking there) can climb only stairs. I went either way, but the area different from walking down the road and you reach the blessing. And if "the cherry blossom time"! Right or wrong! I think it is not only a world heritage site. Can you believe there is a God. Walk from hosshin-OJI is the best choice, went from the other side via the detour observation units. Regretably, in the absence of guidance from the shrine's? Well, it's Guide I (the narrator's) of a work may.
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  • Despite the far voucher that is worthwhile to make the effort to visit it! It's really beautiful. One of the most beautiful temples you visit here in Japan. Amazing the nature! Go with time to enjoy of this gift!
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  • Climb up the stairs near the 500 steps from the parking lot. You could see beautiful Kumano mountains towering and arrived in good weather. To the right of the main big cinnamomum camphora and explore the Interior of the womb. Homa tree and look inside, and a little chilly feel comfort in the air. Only a ladder to exit a very steep inclines, narrow ladder, watch at the feet or even.
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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..
  • One of the three shrines that are part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, this is the central, and after little more than 100 stairs we arrive at it. It is simply spectacular and it is worth pausing to contemplate with calm
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