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Kamikura Shrine

Kamikura, Shingu 647-0044, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-22-2533
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Lovely view overlooking Shingu

The first run of stairs leading up the hillside to this shrine is the steepest and most daunting... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Jeffrey D
,
Starkville, Mississippi
The views from the top are so worth it!

500+ uneven and steep steps, but when you reach the top the views over Shingu are worth it! Going... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Saranger
,
Los Angeles, California
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Kamikura, Shingu 647-0044, Wakayama Prefecture
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+81 735-22-2533
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The first run of stairs leading up the hillside to this shrine is the steepest and most daunting, but the views over the city are totally worth the 500+ stair climb to this pretty little shrine. Just take it slow and easy and you'll reach...More

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

500+ uneven and steep steps, but when you reach the top the views over Shingu are worth it! Going up (while steep and, well, UP) seems easier than the downward journey. Probably because the steps are so uneven and steep it doesn't make for a...More

Thank Saranger
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The first sight of the steep stone stairway really got me wanting to climb it. The view overlooking Shingu at the top was definitely worth the climb. I think the climb up was easier on the legs than the climb down. So glad had some...More

Thank Yuan_MY
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We were amazed by the people young and old who could make it to the top and down through the steep almost vertical 537 steps of uneven sometimes slippery stones. We gave it a try but not wholeheartedly and gave up too soon. As long...More

Thank GabyVM
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I thought I'd write to counter some of the reviews here that make the climb seem nigh impossible. When I visited the shrine, there were two tour groups of Japanese pensioners and all managed the climb - of course, some were struggling and some took...More

1  Thank omae
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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.

Thank Bomoh
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This climb isn't for everyone. For me it was much more difficult coming down then going up, but I walk often in a hilly place. If it was raininng at all, it would be dangerous. There is an interesting rock formation at the top and...More

1  Thank Voodew
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Before leaving the States, I googled map Shingu, Japan and noticed that this Shrine is close to the Sunshine hotel. I had purchased a JRail Pass and WiFi connection for my seven day adventure to be able to navigate and be guided to my chosen...More

1  Thank Veronica660
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Kamikura shrine is where the gods of the Kumano Kodo descended from. It is accessible via very steep and uneven stone steps so be forewarned.

Thank Nonnapn
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

The climb up really is as hairy as others describe it. It was raining when we climbed the "stairs", making the uneven, mossy rocks even more slippery and dangerous. The shrine itself is not open, but it makes for some great photo's, especially in sakura...More

1  Thank Dirk W
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