Grand Shrine of Kumano Hongu Taisha

A beautiful shrine along the Wakayama Pilgrimage Route

By Larry Knipfing   Jul 10, 2016 - 1 min read

The grand shrine for over 3000 Kumano shrines around Japan, this one is truly dignified and beautiful. What impresses here? A large stately torii gate at the entrance, a long high path leading from the gate to the shrine buildings, beautiful wooden architecture, and everywhere you turn - large cedar and cypress trees. There are also many examples of the mythical Kumano three-legged crow, Yatagarasu. The weather was perfect in late May.

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