Grand Shrine of Kumano Hongu Taisha

A beautiful shrine along the Wakayama Pilgrimage Route

 By Larry Knipfing   Jul 10, 2016

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.

Photography by Larry Knipfing
Japan Travel Partner

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