Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine, Tanabe

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Nestled among the lush forest mountain landscape, Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine 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 Shrine and other attractions in Tanabe.
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  • There is a steep mountain trail running. When you step into the Kumano Hongu Taisha, it is a feeling of quiet air. It was midsummer, but I felt holiness in the cool.
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  • Depart Wakayama City with a rental car. It was finally able to come to Kumano. I was very impressed when the large torii of Daisai was entering the field of view. The parking lot near the shrine is already full and parked in the parking lot on the riverbed. This place was very large, and it was saved because there was not so much walking distance. Go through the Torii and climb the stone steps. It seems to be a little painful for the elderly people and the bad foot. The shrine with the trees back was majestic. The soccer Japan national team is the god of the game to pray for victory. It was a long way to get here, but there was a place to come.
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  • The shrine is already more than 2000 years old. The buildings are well maintained in very traditional Japanese style. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • Ending point for Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Walk. Amazing temple with lots of “feels”
  • After walking on the the pilgrimage route known as Kumano Kodō (熊野古道), we arrived at the beautiful and very important Hongu Taisha shrine. It is one of the "Kumano Sanzan", three grand shrines of Kumano, and head shrine of over 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan. We visited the Kumano Nachi Taisha, so this was a continuation of our previous trek when we climbed the "Stairway to Heaven" to visit the shrine and holy waterfall.
  • Japanese nature, which, color and charm.
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  • Kumano hongu Taisha's close proximity. Here dressed up to the shrine. I like there used to be a shrine in Osaka University, in the current shrine too.
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  • From successive cherry Prince walked about seven hours. Now, finally. It is also cold air.
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