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Kumano Hayatama Taisha

1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-22-2533
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Easy Access, Nice Photo Opportunities

You can get to this distinctive vermillion shrine by walking less than half an hour from Shingu JR... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
GabyVM
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Put a leaf from the Nagi tree so relationships will not be torn.

Hayatama-taisha is located in Shinguu City (Wakayama Prefecture) on the eastern coast of Kii... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
tomizuta1953
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Funabashi, Japan
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1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

You can get to this distinctive vermillion shrine by walking less than half an hour from Shingu JR station. Easy to enter, no stairs as in the other 2 Kumano Kodo's grand shrines (in Hongu and Nachi). The 800 year old Nagi tree shouldn't be...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Hayatama-taisha is located in Shinguu City (Wakayama Prefecture) on the eastern coast of Kii peninsular and on the southern side of the river mouth of River Kumano. The other northern side of the river belongs to Mie Prefecture. Behind Hayatama-taisha is Mount Kamikura which is...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This is the 3rd most important shrine for the Kumano Kodo pilgrims. It is Located in Shingu and if you are driving, there is a free car park next to it. The Kumikura shrine is within walking distance (0.5km) from this shrine but the steps...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It's ok and if you haven't seen a shrine before it is interesting. For me I've seen far too many now.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Nice temple. Good to see all three after walking the Kumano Kodo. Easy 15minute walk from the station and also close to the castle ruins.

1  Thank Phil P
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Walking around Shingu is a lot of fun and it added to the enjoyment of shrines like this. This shrine was extremely orange. Very, very orange. Like fresh paint. There is also a neat old tree on the grounds. It's good luck for your travels...More

1  Thank Voodew
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is right in Shingu town and a short 15-minute walk from the train station, passing a department store and shopping arcade. A beautiful shrine, one of the three Kumano Sanzan Taishas that are must-see. There is a 800+ year old sacred Nagi tree, a...More

1  Thank DYA717
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

One of the must stop places on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. The grand shrine Hayatama is located at the end of the small orange bridge. It is quite a splendid sight.

Thank Nonnapn
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Unlike the shrine in Hongu, this one is bright orange and a lot smaller. I love the massive knotted rope above the entrance. Spend a serene hour here.

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Located in the heart of Shingu City, this is a beautifully maintained shrine that invites contemplation. The grounds are big enough to stroll around, and the river is nearby.

Thank Seaspudfamily
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