Kumano Hayatama Taisha has been a sacred spot since at least the 12th century, harboring artifacts that date back to at least the third century. Many features dotted around the site point to its origins as a center of nature worship. You'll see the revered tree that has stood on the grounds for at least 800 years. Look out for the giant rock Gotobiki-iwa, which rests half way up Gongen mountain and is said to have been the site where three Shinto deities descended from the heavens. If you're visiting around the 6th of February, don't miss the notable fire festival that takes place here, in which participants race down the mountain carrying flaming torches. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Shingu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kumano Hayatama Taisha and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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この日の朝、日本最古の温泉と言われる湯の峯温泉を出発した私たちは、熊野本宮大社、熊野那智大社に続いて、こちらの熊野速玉大社へと向かいました。 本宮大社は長い石段を上った先にあり、那智大社は那智山の急斜面に沿って社殿が作られているのに対して、こちらの速玉大社は新宮市の市街の平坦な場所にありました。 社が並ぶ横の方に駐車場があり、お参りするためのアクセスは拍子抜けするほど簡単でした。 速玉神社... more »On this morning, after we left Yunamine Onsen, which is said to be the oldest hot spring in Japan, we went to Kumano Hayatama Taisha following Kumano Hongu Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha. Hongu Taisha is a long stone step up, and Nachi Taisha is built along the steep slope of Nachi mountain, while the hayatama taisha is in a flat place in the city of Shingu City. There was a parking lot next to the company, and access to the shrine was easy enough to make it easy. The shrine of Hayatama Shrine seems to have been rebuilt after the war, and it was bright with new, red pillars and pure white walls. In the precincts, there was a cedar tree, which is a god tree. This 1,000-year-old tree seems to be a symbol of kumano faith.
近くのホテルに宿泊したので、朝早く参拝する事が出来ました。 何とも言えぬ静かで厳かな空気の中、良いお参りができました。 御神木のなぎの木を夫婦でお参りできた事も意味があったように思います。 more »I stayed at a nearby hotel, so I was able to visit early in the morning. In the quiet and solemn air, we were able to make a good prayer. I think that it was also meaningful that the couple was able to visit the tree of the nagi of the god tree.
An amazing Shrine (jinja) I definitely recommend visiting it. The air is fresh and the shrine absolutely beautiful. I recommend going in the fall.
Stunning scenery. A lovely if steep walk to the summit.
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