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It took a bit of work to find the entrance, although the arch itself is visible for miles around... read more

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Original location of Hongu Taisha shrine

This Otorii is the world's largest and marks the entrance to the original Hongu Taisha shrine. It... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It took a bit of work to find the entrance, although the arch itself is visible for miles around. The walk through rice paddies is lovely but once there, there is not much to see.

Thank cwarrenlaw
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This Otorii is the world's largest and marks the entrance to the original Hongu Taisha shrine. It was moved to its present location after a destructive flood (it's at the confluence of two rivers). Walk out to the Otorii (look for the yatagarasu) and keep...More

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 2 April 2018

You can see this huge Torii shrine from the road but we had a walk under and around the shrine. There are nice gardens adjacent to the shrine and paddy fields on the other side.

Thank crissycat_12
Reviewed 29 June 2017

It's huge and it leads to a nice park, but there's nothing particularly amazing about it. I would leave it until the end of your visit in the area and then if you have time walk to see it and maybe enjoy a snack in...More

1  Thank Voodew
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The largest torii gate in the world marks the entrance to the original Hongu Taisha Shrine complex. The original Hongu Shrine was moved up a hill close by due to flooding concerns long ago. The torii gate is impressive and is a must see.

1  Thank DYA717
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The largest torii in Japan stands on the original site of the Hongu Taisha, which has since been moved a few hundred meters away. Quite an impressive sight!

1  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Just a short walk from the main shrine in Hongu. Its very photogenic, especially when reflected in the rice paddies. Don't miss it!

1  Thank GenghisRon
Reviewed 12 May 2017

May as well walk there, Hongu is not that big. We visited during Hanami, cherry-blossom season and on this occasion, the site is simply stunning - made for perfect pictures with the flowers and the torii ! Locals gather in the park underneath the blossom...More

1  Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Visited during Hongu Taisha Spring festival on 15 April, where they carried the portable mikoshi shrine from the Shrine to Oyunohara. There are traditional performances here and small food stalls set up for the festival. There is also a traditional bonfire ritual at the site....More

Thank winterpine
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to visit when the area was surrounded by cherry blossoms. The area behind the tori gate, the site of the original temple is quite evocative of what existed there before. A quiet spiritual place and worth visiting.

Thank Andrew C
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