Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine

Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine is one of the best places to travel in Tanabe-shi, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine posted by Japanese travelers in the know.

Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine 6 Reviews

The biggest torii arch stands at Oyunohara where Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine was once located. The great torii in the nature is very impressive and cannot be ignored. What's more, the starry sky is also very beautiful, and I was moved by the Milky Way that was able to see with the naked eyes.

Kumano Hongu Taisha is popular as a spiritual power spot. A Torii Gate at 'Oyunohara' isolated from the main shrine, is 33.9m high and 42m wide, the biggest one in Japan. A former shrine was used to stand here, a sacred place, and we can feel the energy of earth and prayers of predecessors.

Great Torii Arch Of Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine is the largest torii in Japan, and it's 34 meters high and 42 meters wide, which is really big as we see it actually. In spring, the cherry blossoms can be seen at the bottom of the torii arch, and innumerable stars appear above it, for it's located southern part of Wakayama.

The building resistered as a national important cultural asset, and the Torii gate is the highest in Japan. Many things worth seeing.

Yata-garasu (a crow) is said to ne a messenger of the god and lead the Emperor Kanmu who unified Japan. As a god of leading, it becomes a symbol of soccer in Japan.