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Kumano Hayatama Taisha

1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-22-2533
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Easiest of the Kumano Sanzan to visit

It is right in Shingu town and a short 15-minute walk from the train station, passing a department... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the Grand Shrines on the Kumano Kodo

One of the must stop places on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. The grand shrine Hayatama is located at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
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  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
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1 week ago
“Easiest of the Kumano Sanzan to visit”
11 May 2017
“Bright and beautiful”
1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-22-2533
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is right in Shingu town and a short 15-minute walk from the train station, passing a department store and shopping arcade. A beautiful shrine, one of the three Kumano Sanzan Taishas that are must-see. There is a 800+ year old sacred Nagi tree, a...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the must stop places on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. The grand shrine Hayatama is located at the end of the small orange bridge. It is quite a splendid sight.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Unlike the shrine in Hongu, this one is bright orange and a lot smaller. I love the massive knotted rope above the entrance. Spend a serene hour here.

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Located in the heart of Shingu City, this is a beautifully maintained shrine that invites contemplation. The grounds are big enough to stroll around, and the river is nearby.

Thank Seaspudfamily
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We drove around the coastal area and visited the 3 must see shrines in the Kumano area. Large Shinto temple complex with majestic structures. Worth a visit if you in town and have some spare time. However, need to understand some Japanese as limited English...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Why would you come to Shingu and not visit the Hayatama Taisha? It is such a spiritual place - and so beautiful

Thank tav_mind
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is the second of the three great sites on the Kumano Kodo. Compared to the Hongu Taisha, which is calm and understated, the Hayatama is bright and relatively small. It's a lovely site, easy to get around on foot in a half-hour or so...More

2  Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I had spent 4 days walking the Kumano Kodo, and visited the other two pilgrim destinations (Hongu Taisha and Nachi Taisha)....so I had to visit the third. I love these buildings and Japanese carpentry, so beautiful. I had some nice sweets at a shop just...More

Thank debiddo
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The shrine commemorates Izanagi who is a deity born of the seven divine generations in Japanese mythology. You can see "the Sacred Nagi Tree" here. This tree is one of the Natural Monuments of Japan. It is said that this tree, which has grown to...More

Thank sugarmountain2016
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I had done a walk over the hill to get there and was pretty tired. I did enjoy going over the little bridge to get there but there was a bus of tourists being pretty loud around there so I didn't get to feel the...More

Thank Jo S
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