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Nice walk

Please try the mochi dusted with brown rice powder sold by the friendly obaasan at the temple. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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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 June 2, 2018
Starkville, Mississippi
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In ancient times the three gods (Kumano-Hayatama-no-omikami,Kumano-Musubi-no-omikami,Ketsumi-Miko-omikami) came down from the heavens to the sacred rock named Gotobiki at Mt.Kamikura.This rock is the object of worship and the origin of Kumano faith...more
1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please try the mochi dusted with brown rice powder sold by the friendly obaasan at the temple. It's made fresh daily!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jacfrancoise
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This was a wonderful place to visit. Just hiking up part of the Kumano Kodo was amazing and the beauty abounds in this glorious mountain area of Japan. The waterfall,the shrines...everything about it. Definitely worth coming to the area for.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This shrine locate at the foot hill of the mountain and kumanogawa river. The shrines itself is not allowed to go inside , so just pray outside. There is haruo Sato museum , like treaury house, display cloths, accessories in the pilgrimage rituals. It's no...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank conifer_doc
Reviewed May 10, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed November 1, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GabyVM
Reviewed October 26, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed September 18, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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