In Shingu, leading-edge fashion gourmet flowed in during Taisho / Showa era, contributing to the cultural development of the Kumano region. Many shopping streets are lined up in the city area, and even now it still said that "Shingu is the place for shopping"...
Located in the center of the city, it is convenient for going anywhere, including world heritage and shopping streets. It’s a prefect starting point for Shingu City stroll.
A new world heritage in Shingu City, which was additionally registered in 2016. It is reported that the gods of Kumano were divided and enshrined separately for the first time, and is bounded by Jofuku legend.More Info.
When you walk along in the city area you will find a building that you feel a fashionable history. A high-quality cityscape is formed with tiled roads and stone walls.
Shingu became the central city of culture and economy of the Kumano region because of Mr. Mizuno's castle. From the castle ruins you can see the city and the Kumano-gawa River.More Info.
There are many shopping streets of retro atmosphere such as Nakanomachi shopping street. Please look into these shopping streets during sightseeing.
A simple shop "Kawaraya" lining up in the riverbed of the Kumano-gawa River from the early Edo period to the Showa era was reproduced near the Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine.
The most popular spot to visit in Shingu. As one of Kumano Sanzan, Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine, is worship the couple god and it is popular for praying to have good marriage.More Info.
It is on the way from Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine to Kamikura-Jinja Shrine, which is very popular every day among locals as well as tourists.
Kamikura-Jinja Shrine with the legend that the gods of Kumano descended on the Gotobiki-iwa Rock, for the first time. Quietly climbing the stone steps where the participants rush down at the Oto Matsuri Festival held every February.More Info.
The 538 stone steps head to Kamikura-Jinja Shrine exhaust visitor’s strength. However, the mysterious appearance of the Gotobiki-iwa Rock ahead and the magnificent view from the mountain are worth to visit!More Info.