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A lovely little shrine with views over Shingu

To get to the stairs leading to the shrine you need to walk over a little bridge over the canal... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Brisbane, Australia
A full cardio workout with tremendous views as a bonus!

Intending to visit the Kii Peninsular for a few days in mid-July, I initially toyed with the idea... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Ulsan, South Korea
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Kamikura, Shingu 647-0044, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

To get to the stairs leading to the shrine you need to walk over a little bridge over the canal - there are signs- and climb almost vertical stone steps for about 50 meters. After that, it is an easy walk following a path through...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Intending to visit the Kii Peninsular for a few days in mid-July, I initially toyed with the idea of walking the full Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage. Given my age (late 60's), a lack of overall fitness following some serious medical issues and the prevailing heat and...More

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

The 538 stone steps upto the shrines is quite physical demanding and upgrade carefulness when it's raining with slippery rocks. It's steep and quite panoramic view of shingu city with the big sacred rock. There is trail connecting from this shrine to the kumano hayatama...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jajavalB
Reviewed June 2, 2018

The first run of stairs leading up the hillside to this shrine is the steepest and most daunting, but the views over the city are totally worth the 500+ stair climb to this pretty little shrine. Just take it slow and easy and you'll reach...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank conifer_doc
Reviewed April 8, 2018

500+ uneven and steep steps, but when you reach the top the views over Shingu are worth it! Going up (while steep and, well, UP) seems easier than the downward journey. Probably because the steps are so uneven and steep it doesn't make for a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Saranger
Reviewed March 26, 2018

The first sight of the steep stone stairway really got me wanting to climb it. The view overlooking Shingu at the top was definitely worth the climb. I think the climb up was easier on the legs than the climb down. So glad had some...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Yuan_MY
Reviewed November 1, 2017

We were amazed by the people young and old who could make it to the top and down through the steep almost vertical 537 steps of uneven sometimes slippery stones. We gave it a try but not wholeheartedly and gave up too soon. As long...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GabyVM
Reviewed September 30, 2017

I thought I'd write to counter some of the reviews here that make the climb seem nigh impossible. When I visited the shrine, there were two tour groups of Japanese pensioners and all managed the climb - of course, some were struggling and some took...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank omae
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
Thank Bomoh
Reviewed June 29, 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
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