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Where many start the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage walk

Visit the Kumano Kodo Kan information center across the street. Then come here for your first stamp... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Saranger
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Los Angeles, California
Quite a small shrine , beginning of an important part of Kumano Kodo trail

This is a beginning point of 7 Kilometers walk to Hongu Taisha . Quite a small shrine not too much... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Gidons51
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Herzliya, Israel
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Nakahechicho Kurisugawa, Tanabe 646-1421, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visit the Kumano Kodo Kan information center across the street. Then come here for your first stamp before setting off for Takahara on the Kumano Kodo!

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This is a beginning point of 7 Kilometers walk to Hongu Taisha . Quite a small shrine not too much to see on day to day but on special holidays gets decorated and becomes alive and beautiful .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is effectively the "Gateway to the gods" the start of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. There is a very spacious and comfortable tourist centre with toilet facilities nearby.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Although the current setting is modest, this was the traditional beginning of the Nakahechi Trail and was once a much larger and more impressive temple complex. Imagine a Retired Emperor and his entire entourage gathered here to pray, practice water purification, write and recite poetry...More

Thank RICHARD O
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I did a solo hike of the Nakahechi route of the Kumano Kodo in early December. The weather was nice and cool, but not too cold, and there were still plenty of fall colors. This was my best vacation in years. Kiri no Sato and...More

Thank Jack Y
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is not an especially interesting shrine and I think it gets ignored as Kumano pilgrims most often start their journey here. So there's apt to be some pressure to get hiking and not stand around looking at a shrine. It's not a bad shrine,...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 28 January 2016

One of the old Kumano Kodo passes here. The path goes up on very steep slope from here towards Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine. Nearby Gyuba-Doji area is much easier to walk.

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_iJane_
8 April 2017|
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First of all, you should visit the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau web site. They have all the information you need. Secondly, I would recommend staying in Kii-Tanabe and then taking the bus in the morning to... More
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_iJane_
8 April 2017|
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As I recall, there weren't really hotels between Kii-Tanabe City (the small city where I got off the JR train, there were some hotels) and Takara-Oji, Personally, I would take the bus to Takara-Oji and walk the short 1.5-3... More
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