新宮観光協会

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine

Grand Shrine in Shingu (part of the Kumano Sanzan)

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine is one of the Kumano Sanzan, along with Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine and Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine. Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine is said to have been built as a place to worship the gods who had descended to earth on Gotobiki-iwa Rock in Kamikura-Jinja Shrine. The shrine's main deities are Kumano Hayatama no Ohkami and Kumano Fusumino Ohkami, who are husband and wife. A large Nagi tree on the precincts of the Grand Shrine is more than 1,000 years old and is recognized by the Japanese government as a natural monument.

The shrine sits on flat ground making it easy for people to visit.

The sacred Nagi tree

Nagi tree was planted by Taira no Shigemori. It is said to bring luck for husbands and wives with its symmetrical leaf shape.

Kumano Shimpokan, the Sacred Treasure Museum

There are 1,200 treasures on display, such as Makie-hand boxes and Japanese cypress fans passed from Muromachi era.

Kumano Go-o Hoin

The shrine's sacred Amulet

URL

http://kumanohayatama.jp/

Add Shingu 1, Shingu City [Google Maps]
Tel 0735-22-2533
Open From sunrise to sunset (Amulet shop: 8:00-17:00)
Regular holiday open 365 days
Parking Lot Available; free
Price Sightseeing (Free), Shimpokan 500 yen
Credit Card N/A
Duty free N/A
HP user benefits N/A
Free Wi-Fi Available (Around the parking lot)
Toilet Available
Lounge N/A
Souvenir Shop Available
Access 15 minutes on foot from JR Shingu Station