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Kumano Hayatama Taisha

1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-22-2533
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Three footed crow!

The temple here is at the top of a loooong set of steps. Worth it though! This is the end of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Top 3 most important shrine in Wakayama

This is the 3rd most important shrine for the Kumano Kodo pilgrims. It is Located in Shingu and if... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-22-2533
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank SnowyOwl49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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.

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

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

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 1 June 2017

One of the must stop places on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. The grand shrine Hayatama is located at the end of the small orange bridge. It is quite a splendid sight.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Unlike the shrine in Hongu, this one is bright orange and a lot smaller. I love the massive knotted rope above the entrance. Spend a serene hour here.

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Located in the heart of Shingu City, this is a beautifully maintained shrine that invites contemplation. The grounds are big enough to stroll around, and the river is nearby.

Thank Seaspudfamily
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Michael C
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