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Kumano Hayatama Taisha

1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-22-2533
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Nice to visit if you have done the Kumano Kodo

Nice temple. Good to see all three after walking the Kumano Kodo. Easy 15minute walk from the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Phil P
via mobile
Very orange and fun

Walking around Shingu is a lot of fun and it added to the enjoyment of shrines like this. This... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Victoria, Canada
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1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-22-2533
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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.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 30 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

Thank Voodew
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

Thank DYA717
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
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
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
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We drove around the coastal area and visited the 3 must see shrines in the Kumano area. Large Shinto temple complex with majestic structures. Worth a visit if you in town and have some spare time. However, need to understand some Japanese as limited English...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Why would you come to Shingu and not visit the Hayatama Taisha? It is such a spiritual place - and so beautiful

Thank tav_mind
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is the second of the three great sites on the Kumano Kodo. Compared to the Hongu Taisha, which is calm and understated, the Hayatama is bright and relatively small. It's a lovely site, easy to get around on foot in a half-hour or so...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had spent 4 days walking the Kumano Kodo, and visited the other two pilgrim destinations (Hongu Taisha and Nachi Taisha)....so I had to visit the third. I love these buildings and Japanese carpentry, so beautiful. I had some nice sweets at a shop just...More

Thank debiddo
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