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Less visited than the other Kumano main shrines

The second of the three Kumano Sanzan shrines we visited was actually the oldest of the group... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Jeffrey D
Starkville, Mississippi
Easy Access, Nice Photo Opportunities

You can get to this distinctive vermillion shrine by walking less than half an hour from Shingu JR... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The second of the three Kumano Sanzan shrines we visited was actually the oldest of the group. However, it's not as picturesque as the other two and consequently does not get the same volume of visitors. Nonetheless, it's a beautiful shrine with many lovely features,...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This shrine is part of the "Kumano Sanzan" ( = 3 main Kumano shrines ), the center of Kumano worship.They are part of the famous Japanese pilgrimroute "Kumano Kodo" which runs through the Kii Peninsula and can be compared with the Santiago de Compostella pilgrim...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This shrine is my favorite of the Kumano Three Grand Shrines. It is also the smallest, but also the least crowded. The painting on the buildings is so colorful (orange, white, green) and it is so peaceful. We saw a Shinto priest emerge and being...More

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 1 November 2017

You can get to this distinctive vermillion shrine by walking less than half an hour from Shingu JR station. Easy to enter, no stairs as in the other 2 Kumano Kodo's grand shrines (in Hongu and Nachi). The 800 year old Nagi tree shouldn't be...More

Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Hayatama-taisha is located in Shinguu City (Wakayama Prefecture) on the eastern coast of Kii peninsular and on the southern side of the river mouth of River Kumano. The other northern side of the river belongs to Mie Prefecture. Behind Hayatama-taisha is Mount Kamikura which is...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This is the 3rd most important shrine for the Kumano Kodo pilgrims. It is Located in Shingu and if you are driving, there is a free car park next to it. The Kumikura shrine is within walking distance (0.5km) from this shrine but the steps...More

1  Thank lolikia
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It's ok and if you haven't seen a shrine before it is interesting. For me I've seen far too many now.

Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Nice temple. Good to see all three after walking the Kumano Kodo. Easy 15minute walk from the station and also close to the castle ruins.

1  Thank Phil P
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Walking around Shingu is a lot of fun and it added to the enjoyment of shrines like this. This shrine was extremely orange. Very, very orange. Like fresh paint. There is also a neat old tree on the grounds. It's good luck for your travels...More

1  Thank Voodew
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is right in Shingu town and a short 15-minute walk from the train station, passing a department store and shopping arcade. A beautiful shrine, one of the three Kumano Sanzan Taishas that are must-see. There is a 800+ year old sacred Nagi tree, a...More

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