The oldest shrine in the Kumano area, Asuka Shrine is a real eye opener! One thing I like about shrines is that I never know what to expect, especially in terms of color. Some shrines are very plain and simple. Others like this one are brilliantly colorful. We visited on a late day in May and really enjoyed the shrines glimmering beauty.
Brilliant Asuka Shrine, Shingu
Along the Kumano Kaido pilgrimage route
By Larry Knipfing Jul 10, 2016