Kumanohayatama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Kumano Hayatama Okami ( the god of life ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"熊野速玉大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1, Shinguu, Shinguu-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県新宮市新宮１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||70-minute drive from the Owase-Kita I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.
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