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Kamikura Shrine

Kamikura, Shingu 647-0044, Wakayama Prefecture
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Got Chickened Out - Should Do It Next Time

We were amazed by the people young and old who could make it to the top and down through the steep... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
GabyVM
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Not so difficult if you are fit and agile.

I thought I'd write to counter some of the reviews here that make the climb seem nigh impossible... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
omae
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Osaka
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  • Average6%
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“stone steps” (3 reviews)
“steep climb” (2 reviews)
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Kamikura, Shingu 647-0044, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 November 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

Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 30 September 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

1  Thank omae
Reviewed 19 August 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.

Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 29 June 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

1  Thank Voodew
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Before leaving the States, I googled map Shingu, Japan and noticed that this Shrine is close to the Sunshine hotel. I had purchased a JRail Pass and WiFi connection for my seven day adventure to be able to navigate and be guided to my chosen...More

1  Thank Veronica660
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Kamikura shrine is where the gods of the Kumano Kodo descended from. It is accessible via very steep and uneven stone steps so be forewarned.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The climb up really is as hairy as others describe it. It was raining when we climbed the "stairs", making the uneven, mossy rocks even more slippery and dangerous. The shrine itself is not open, but it makes for some great photo's, especially in sakura...More

1  Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The stairs to the temple are a little hard to climb but it was worth it. The shrine is small but nice and you get a great view of Shingu city at the top. If you are taking the bus, the bus-stop is Saibansyo-Mae.

1  Thank winterpine
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Kamikura shrine is a hidden gem in Shingu; it's a photogenic spot with an orange bridge and cherry blossom trees in the spring, and just past the first shrine is a 500 step steep trail with stone steps up to another shrine and a...More

1  Thank Seaspudfamily
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a site of major significance. It is also great fun to visit - amazingly precipitous 530-odd steps to clime to the shrine and rock and wonderful view over Shingu. Very tricky when wet

1  Thank tav_mind
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