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The temple here is at the top of a loooong set of steps. Worth it though!
This is the end of the line for a lot of pilgrims going through the Kii peninsula.
The temple is associated with the Yatagarasu, the sacred crow.
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
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
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
We drove around the coastal area and visited the 3 must see shrines in the Kumano area.
Large Shinto temple complex with majestic structures. Worth a visit if you in town and have some spare time.
However, need to understand some Japanese as limited English...More