Kumanohongu Shrine

Kumanohongu Shrine

Kumanohongu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Ketsumimiko no Okami ( the god of wood ). 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 Kumanohongu Shrine
"熊野本宮大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1100, Honguuchohonguu, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県田辺市本宮町本宮1100" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Nanki-Tanabe I.C. on the Hanwa Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0735-42-0009

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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