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Kumano Hayatama Taisha 熊野速玉大社

Kumano Hayatama Taisha

Shingu Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture [MAP 2-B]

Located at the river mouth of the Kumano River, this shrine enshrines Hayatamanokami. Centered by the compound of the shrine, this property includes "Gongenyama" in the back, "Mifunejima" and "Otabisho". And a sacred huge Nagi tree that is designated as Natural Monument spreads its leaves in the compound.


Halfway up the south side of Mt. Gongen is 'Kamikura-jinja", which enshrines a huge rock called Gotobikiiwa from which it is said that god first descended.

Law protection: Compound (Historic Site), Nagi Tree of Kumano Hayatama Taisha (Natural Monument).

Kumano Hayatama Jinja no Nagi

Kumano Hayatama Jinja no Nagi

Shingu Shingu City Wakayama Prefecture
[MAP 2-B]

It is said that this tree was planted by Taira no Shigemori in 1159 to celebrate the construction of the shrine. This old tree is 17.6m high, 5.45m around at the bottom and 4.45m around at human height. As there is no main trunk, it is considered that some trunks gathered and formed the present shape.

Law protection: Natural Monument

Introduction to the properties

Wakayama Prefecture The World Heritage Registration Association
(Wakayama Prefecture Planning Department Planning Bureau Regional Development Division Branch Office)
100-1 Hongu Hongu Town Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1731