Oyunohara is the place where Kumano Hongu Taisha was originally existed.The most impressive point is its torii (gateway of shrine), the biggest one in Japan (height 33.9 m, width 42 m) .The forest in the site and the surrounding fields have a spiritual atmosphere as same as Kumano Hongu Taisha.The distance between Oyunohara and Kumano Hongu Taisha is short , so please do not miss to visit the site...


Kumano Hongu Taisha

You will arrive at this shrine in about 2 hours by bus from Kii Tanabe station.This shrine is one of three major shrines named "Kumano Sanzan" (the other shrines are Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha), all of which are designated as a world heritage site.The year of the founding is quite old, it is said to be around 33 B.C.The symbol of the above mentioned three shrines is "Yatagarasu...


Kii Tanabe Station

Kii Tanabe station is located in Tanabe City, Wakayama prefecture.It takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes from Shin-Osaka by using the limited express Kuroshio.This station has a bus terminal to access Kumano Hongu Taisha, a shrine designated as a world heritage site.Shirahama, a popular resort site, is located in 10 minutes by train from here.Near the station, there are a shopping area where you ca...