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Big big tory

It is rally apart from that the whole place transmit serenity, peace and relaxation. As part of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
javier a
Eibar, Spain
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Biggest tori we've ever seen

Recommended to drop by when you are in the area. Its stupendous and surrounded by green rice... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2019
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is rally apart from that the whole place transmit serenity, peace and relaxation. As part of the Kumano route this place, together with the others in the route will substitute any pill you would need against stress of any other “modern western”diseases in your...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

Recommended to drop by when you are in the area. Its stupendous and surrounded by green rice fields, making it stand out. Kumano Hongu Taisha is close by as well. There are shops close by for a drink or snack

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Yes it’s a big structure and clearly of significance to many people. It’s surrounded by rice paddies but it also marks the beginning of a pretty sacred garden.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

It is just next to Kumano Hongu Taisha. Simply go to take a look and it is surrounded by paddy fields. It has a nice view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TWHK
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Not bad, but the gian Torii is pretty much it, not a lot else to see. Good to kill some time and have a walk by the river, not much else.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank liamjp
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

One heckin big Torii. There is a nice view of it from afar on the Nakahechi trail that is marked on the guidebook / map.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SpeakerTeddy
Reviewed July 10, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cwarrenlaw
Reviewed April 8, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed April 1, 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank crissycat_12
Reviewed June 29, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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