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Kumano Hongu Taisha Kyushachi Oyunohara

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Address: Hongucho Hongu, Tanabe 647-1731, Wakayama Prefecture
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Beautiful when added with cherry blossoms

We were lucky to visit when the area was surrounded by cherry blossoms. The area behind the tori gate, the site of the original temple is quite evocative of what existed there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew C
Melbourne, Australia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during Hongu Taisha Spring festival on 15 April, where they carried the portable mikoshi shrine from the Shrine to Oyunohara. There are traditional performances here and small food stalls set up for the festival. There is also a traditional bonfire ritual at the site. Great way to enjoy the traditional event with friends and family. The Torii gate is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to visit when the area was surrounded by cherry blossoms. The area behind the tori gate, the site of the original temple is quite evocative of what existed there before. A quiet spiritual place and worth visiting.

Thank Andrew C
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The torii is really just there to snare tourists, but the grounds it occupies were the original location of the Kumano Hongu Taisha for centuries until floods finally forced a relocation high upon a hill. A few foundation stones are left and help give visitors an idea of the solemnity of the place. There are rarely any crowds, so it's... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

A very impressive arch and some nice gardens. Good for a sunny day walk. The temple has been relocated to the top of a nearby hill, so there's not much more to see.

Thank killermagpie
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We chose to drive instead of walk since we had a rental car drove around the coastal area. This is one of the 3 Temples to visit in this region. Beautiful temple which Soccer fanatics should visit since this is also the logo of the Japanese national Soccer team - Blue Samurais ( 3 legged bird). There are several Soccer... More 

Thank Michael C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

An easy walk from the exiting temple complex. A beautiful spot nearer the river. Be sure to stop by the world heritage center on the way.

Thank Global-Villagerr
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

The first time I saw this was from the Kumano Kodo trail, and the distance was so great I had no idea about the sheer size of the tori gate. The grounds of the old shrine are still beautifully maintained, and worth a walk around. Plus you get up close to the gate and realize just how big the thing... More 

Thank hfulghum
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Visually stunning gate to walk through. You can walk about a 1/2 hour up past the temple to a beautiful viewpoint where you see how big the arch really is compared to the rest of the landscape. My awe was a bit tempered when a gentleman in the tourist centre informed me that this gate was built within the last... More 

Thank jessiedavies
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This was for sure one of the highlights of our walk on the Kumano Kodo. The shrine looked so beautiful standing amongst the rice fields! A must to check out!

Thank Eemmai
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The biggest torii of the world is here. Very big as said. If you come in mid April, you will see the pink sakura behind the torii. Car parking is sufficient with security card. Vending machines, restaurants and coffee shops just in front.

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