新宮観光協会

Asuka-Jinja Shrine

Registered as a World Heritage in 2016

Asuka-Jinja Shrine is an ancient shrine on the southern side of the mouth of the Kumano-gawa river and at the foot of Mt. Horaisan. According to the shrine's histories, it was built in 423 BC. It has a deep connection with Jofuku, who was sent by the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang on a quest to discover the elixir of life; it is said that the shrine was built on the spot where Jofuku first landed. A pit-house from the Yayoi period (300 BC-300 AD) has been found on the site, which speaks for its long history. Asuka-Jinja Shrine was listed as a World Heritage site in 2016.

Mt. Horaisan and Asuka-Jinja Shrine

Asuka-Jinja Shrine stands on Mt. Horaisan and in the estuary of Kumano-gawa River.

Jofuku Shrine

It is enshrined in the precincts

Miyaido Ruins

We worship the Sanskrit engraved rocky mountain.

URL http://www.wakayama-jinjacho.or.jp/jdb/sys/user/GetWjtTbl.php?JinjyaNo=8002
Add Asuka1-2-25, Shingu
Tel 0735-22-3986
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 available
Access 10 minutes on foot from JR Shingu Station