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Walking around the city World Heritage Sanshamode, Worshiping three shrines

A world heritage to meet during walking in a retro city

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"...

Start from JR Shingu Station

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.

10 minutes on foot (worshiping time requires 15 minutes)

Worshiping Asuka-Jinja Shrine

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.

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5 minutes on foot

Enjoy the buildings that produce retro feeling to the city

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.

5 minutes on foot

Stop at Shingu (Tankaku) Castle Ruins

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.

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Walking time 20 minutes on foot

Wander around retro-style shopping streets

There are many shopping streets of retro atmosphere such as Nakanomachi shopping street. Please look into these shopping streets during sightseeing.

10 minutes on foot

Shop at Kawaraya Yokocho Store Alley

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.

Worship 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.

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10 minutes on foot (worshiping time required 20 minutes)

Popular Shaved Ice Shop

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.

10 minutes on foot

Challenge to climb the stone steps of Kamikura-Jinja Shrine

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.

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Kamikura-Jinja Shrine required time 30 minutes (up and down 20 minutes)

Enjoy the view from the top

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!

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