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World Heritage Machinaka Cycling

Cycling around a World Heritage site and a retro town

Shingu is a place where World Heritages suddenly appear when walking in the city. Because there is little up and down in the downtown area, rental cycling is recommended to travel around sightseeing spots efficiently. At Shingu City Tourist Association in JR Shingu Station, you can rent a bicycle from 500 yen a day from 9 am to 5 pm.

Worship Asuka-Jinja Shrine

Approx. 3 minutes from the station towards the direction of the Kumano-gawa River. Inside the shrine grounds that was recently registered World Heritage, there is also History & Ethnology Data Hall.

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Approx. 10 minutes by bicycle

Cycling while feeling the wind along the Kumano-gawa River

Passing in front of Shingu(Tankaku) Castle Ruins and entering an alley that further approaches the river, you will find the promenade along the Kumano-gawa River. You can enjoy a refreshing bicycle ride as you feel the wind blowing across the river.

Approx. 6 minutes by bicycle

The shopping street in retro atmosphere

Moving away from the riverside promenade and into the city, in the downtown area including the Nakanomachi shopping street, you will run into a scenery with a somewhat nostalgic Showa air.

Approx. 6 minutes by bicycle

Worship Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine

Through the nostalgic streets to the World Heritage, Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine. In the lush shrine grounds, visitors will find the majestic nagi tree, which is designated a natural monument, and the Sato Haruo Memorial Hall.

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Approx. 5 minutes by bicycle

Cycling the street with endless temples

Going through the city southwards from Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine towards Kamikura-Jinja Shrine. On the foothill of the sacred Mt. Gongenyama are intriguing temples such as Zuisen-ji, Seiryo-ji, and Myoshin-ji.

Approx. 3 minutes by bicycle

Challenge to climb the stone steps of Kamikura-Jinja Shrine

Getting off the bicycle for the moment, you climb up the stone stairs as steep as a cliff, and head for the main shrine that venerates the go-shintai (the object of worship for the shrine) of Kamikura-Jinja Shrine.

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