Kumano Hongu Taisha

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Kumano Hongu Taisha
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Kumano Hongū Taisha is a Shinto shrine located in Tanabe, Wakayama, deep in the rugged mountains of the Kii Peninsula of Japan. It is included as part of the Kumano Sanzan in the World Heritage site "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range". The main deity enshrined is Kumano Gongen. [Wikipedia]



1110 Hongucho Hongu, Tanabe, Wakayama 647-1731 (Map) (Directions)


6:00 - 19:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 6:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 6:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 6:00 - 19:00
Thursday 6:00 - 19:00
Friday 6:00 - 19:00
Saturday 6:00 - 19:00
Sunday 6:00 - 19:00
Holidays 6:00 - 19:00


Free entry

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If not trekking via the Kumano Kodo route, this shrine can be reached by a 1.5-2 hr bus ride from Shingu, Kii-Tanabe or Shirahama Stations. 'Hongu-Taisha-mae' is the closest stop, but if you alight at Hosshinmon Oji you can build in a two-hour hike into your visit too.

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