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Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine

112-feet-tall shrine gate is the landmark. The sacred place for Kumano Pilgrimage

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A world heritage, shrine

Ketsumi-mikono-okami is enshrined here. The shrine was built during the era of Japan’s 10th emperor, Sujin. Designated as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2004. Since ancient times, not only upper class, but also samurais and common people worshipped here. There were so many headed for this shrine in lines, it was likened to “the ants’ Kumano pilgrimage.” 

On the premises, sublime halls that enshrine Ketsumi-Mikono-Okami, Fusumino-Okami, and hayatamano-Okami, who bless old and young, male and female, regardless of class with safe travel, prosperity, peace at home, and good marriage.

There is also Manzansha Shrine known for the blessing of romance and expelling evil spirits. About 500m away from the main hall, there is Oyunohara where a god is said to have descended. Until the flood of 1889, Kumano Hongu Taisha was here. but now, a big gate, about 112-feet tall and 182-feet wide, is standing.

Oyunohara is well-known for cherry trees that paint the neighborhood in gorgeous spring colors. Kumano Hongu Heritage Center is nearby that shares the charm of Kumano, as well as Zuihoden with a tea room and souvenir shop. A 10-min drive from there will take you to Kawayu Onsen, Yunomine Onsen and Watarase Onsen, (Kumano Hongu Onsen Village all together) After your pilgrimage, stop by for a tour.

Highlights

  • The shrine was built during the era of Japan’s 10th emperor, Sujin.
  • Safe travel, prosperity, peace at home and good marriage - blessings abound.
  • A big gate, about 112-feet tall and 182-feet wide, is standing.

Photos

  • A big gate, about 112-feet tall and 182-feet wide 

    A big gate, about 112-feet tall and 182-feet wide 

  • Sublime shrine with the cypress bark roof

    Sublime shrine with the cypress bark roof

  • Approach

    Approach

Reviews

6
  • Tim Williams

    三社當中最有規模,氣場相當強,很神聖的地方。

  • 陳世明

    明治時代的大洪水所以搬到現在比較高的位置,在山上景觀也特別好。

  • Rene Wang

    階梯走上去很快就到了,空氣清淨,是個幽靜的地方。

  • Shih Shih

    原本的舊址被大水侵襲後搬到這邊,是日本熊野神社的大本宮,也是世界遺產所在地。

  • Wendy Hsieh

    世界最大型鳥居,就佇立在田野間,更加顯現出它的宏偉。

  • 香港FitnessYOU

    熊野三山中其中的一社,也是最新最氣派的一座神社。

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Details

Name in Japanese
熊野本宮大社
Postal Code
647-1731
Address
1100 Honguchohongu, Tanabe City, Wakayama
Tel
0735-42-0009
Holidays
The premises open to the public
Hours
8:00am-5:00pm
Admission
The premises open free to the public
Directions
from JR Kisei Main Line, Kii-Tanabe Station, ride Meiko Bus or Ryujin Bus for 120 min
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)