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Kumano Hongu Taisha 熊野本宮大社

Hongu Hongu Town Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture [MAP 2-A]

Kumano Hongu Taisha
Kumano Hongu Taisha

Formerly called "Kumanonimasu-jinja", this shrine deifies Ketsumikonokami. Although since the foundation of the ancient times this shrine had been located on the sandbank of the Kumano River, after the flood of 1889, the surviving upper three buildings of four shrines were relocated and rebuilt at the present place.

Oyunohara
Oyunohara
Oyunohara

Still, a stone base survives at the Kyushachi Oyunohara, where the shrine buildings were located, and has been repaired as a ground base. At the center of the base, small stone shrines that deify the lost four center shrine buildings, and four lower shrine buildings stand.

Law protection: Compound (Historic Site), Three Shrine buildings including two ridge boards (Important Cultural Property)



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