Kumano Hongu Taisha

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Kumano Hongu Taisha
Kumano Hongu Taisha (Photo: Kumano Hongu Taisha – Christian Kaden / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Kumano Hongū Taisha is a Shinto shrine in Tanabe, Wakayama, and is located deep in the mountains of the Kii Peninsula. As part of the Kumano Sanzan, it has been included in the World Heritage Site" "Holy Places and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountains" ". The main deity worshiped there is Kumano Gongen.



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



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General Amenities

  • Prayer rooms

What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


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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