Kumanohayatama Shrine

Kumanohayatama Shrine

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.

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Name Kumanohayatama Shrine
"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
Telephone 0735-22-2533

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Torii

A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

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