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Kamikura-Jinja Shrine

The Origin of Kumano Faith – the Land where Gods Descended

Kamikura-Jinja Shrine is an old shrine located halfway up Mt. Gongenyama, where the gods are said to have first descended to earth. It is at the top of a steep cliff on the Kumano Pilgrimage route, and is reached by climbing 500 steep stone steps. At the top of the steps is a large, sacred rock called Gotobiki-iwa, which is revered as the dwelling place of one of the shrine's deities. The shrine has the best view of the entire Shingu area, as well as of the Kumano-nada Sea, and is also the site of the Oto Matsuri Festival, which is held on February 6 every year.

Stone steps of Kamikura-Jinja Shrine

538 sharp stone steps from the foot of Mt. Gongenyama leads you to the main shrine.

Oto Matsuri Festival

In the darkness, the men holding the torches run down the steep stone steps of Mt. Kamikurayama.

View of Shingu city area

The square under the main shrine is the view point that overlooks Shingu and the sea.

URL http://kumanohayatama.jp/?page_id=18
Add Kamikura1-13-8, Shingu
Tel 0735-22-2533 (Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
Open Free Sightseeing
Regular holiday open 365 days
Parking Lot available(free)
Price Free
Credit Card not available
Duty free not available
HP user benefits not available
Free Wi-Fi available
Toilet available
Lounge not available
Souvenir Shop not available
Access 15 minutes on foot from JR Shingu Station