Shingu Kumano Shrine Nagatoko

Shingu Kumano Shrine Nagatoko, Kitakata

Shingu Kumano Shrine Nagatoko

Shingu Kumano Shrine Nagatoko
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,123 contributions
I was amazed at the resemblance of its background to the Kumano area in Wakayama.
Nov 2017 • Couples
The history of the shrine can be traced back to the twelfth century when the local feudal lord invited the three sacred shrines of Kumano to this site. Upon approaching the shrine from the main torii gate I was amazed at the resemblance of its background to the Kumano area in Wakayama. No wonder that our ancestors invited the three Kumano shrines to this place. The shrine is famous for its unique large rectangular praying area (nagatoko). This also comes from around the twelfth century and was refurbished to its original state in the 1970s. As our visit was in November we noticed a family bringing their children to pray for their well-being (Shichigosan). You also ought to visit the treasury adjacent to the shrine to view their collection of Buddhist statues and other objects. The admission fee to the shrine including the treasury is only three hundred yen, and certainly worth contributing.
Written December 21, 2017
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ReallyRedRoy
Salt Lake City, UT7 contributions
Lesser known treasure
Feb 2017 • Solo
A bit out if the way, but well worth the drive. Costs 400 yen to get in. Is rarely busy so there's a very calm atmosphere about the place.
Written February 22, 2017
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David M
7 contributions
Golden Autumn Leaves
Nov 2016 • Solo
One of the most beautiful shrines in Japan, but not well known. The worship hall is unique as it has no walls, only pillars. The only time it's crowded is in the fall when the grounds are covered in a thick blanket of beautiful golden leaves. The rest of the year it's usually fairly empty.
Written February 22, 2017
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GlennM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
still my favourite place in the world
Jun 2011 • Solo
I have been here many times but not in the last 10 years; yet it is still close to my heart. I love it because it is relatively unknown to the annoying tourist masses therefore peaceful. On its own scale it a grand and takes you back to a time when life was less distracting. I miss it. If you must go, keep it sacred.
Written May 3, 2012
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