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Kamikura Shrine

Kamikura, Shingu 647-0044, Wakayama Prefecture
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Watch your step

This climb isn't for everyone. For me it was much more difficult coming down then going up, but I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
Grieving the loss of my Dog at the Shrine

Before leaving the States, I googled map Shingu, Japan and noticed that this Shrine is close to the... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
New Jersey
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Kamikura, Shingu 647-0044, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This climb isn't for everyone. For me it was much more difficult coming down then going up, but I walk often in a hilly place. If it was raininng at all, it would be dangerous. There is an interesting rock formation at the top and...More

Thank Voodew
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Before leaving the States, I googled map Shingu, Japan and noticed that this Shrine is close to the Sunshine hotel. I had purchased a JRail Pass and WiFi connection for my seven day adventure to be able to navigate and be guided to my chosen...More

Thank Veronica660
Reviewed June 1, 2017

The Kamikura shrine is where the gods of the Kumano Kodo descended from. It is accessible via very steep and uneven stone steps so be forewarned.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed May 11, 2017

The climb up really is as hairy as others describe it. It was raining when we climbed the "stairs", making the uneven, mossy rocks even more slippery and dangerous. The shrine itself is not open, but it makes for some great photo's, especially in sakura...More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

The stairs to the temple are a little hard to climb but it was worth it. The shrine is small but nice and you get a great view of Shingu city at the top. If you are taking the bus, the bus-stop is Saibansyo-Mae.

Thank winterpine
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The Kamikura shrine is a hidden gem in Shingu; it's a photogenic spot with an orange bridge and cherry blossom trees in the spring, and just past the first shrine is a 500 step steep trail with stone steps up to another shrine and a...More

Thank Seaspudfamily
Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is a site of major significance. It is also great fun to visit - amazingly precipitous 530-odd steps to clime to the shrine and rock and wonderful view over Shingu. Very tricky when wet

Thank tav_mind
Reviewed October 2, 2016

The Kamikura and the associated rock temple next to it are definitely worth seeing if you get to Shingu. It's a modest walk from the JR station or from the Hayatama Taisha (less than a kilometer from either), along flat ground, which is good because...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed June 27, 2016

I came here after completing the Kumano Sanzan. You would have thought I had enough of climbing and descending stone staircases, after doing that pretty much for 4 days straight whilst walking the Kumano Kodo, but I was feeling fit, so went for it. The...More

Thank debiddo
Reviewed April 29, 2016

Having arrived in Shingu with a little time to spare before going on a boat trip we decided to visit Kamikura Shrine. First start by getting a map of the Shingu area from the information centre at the station. It is easy to follow and...More

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