Hosshinmon-oji to Hongu Grand Shrine

Kumano pilgrimage climax! Hosshinmon to Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine

Hosshinmon-oji is the gate to sacred area of Hongu Taisha.

This route starts at the Hosshinmon gate, said to inspire a belief in the Buddhist faith. This area is known for its trees, which are bright green in the spring and deep red in the autumn. A gentle walk on a downhill slope leads to a beautiful overlook of the Kumano River and the largest torii gate in Japan. Continuing downhill, you will walk through a small village and arrive in the precincts of the Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine.

Length: 6.9 km

Difficulty: Easy

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Meeting Place and Time

Choose a time from below

  • Meet 9:10→→Finish at Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine 14:30
  • Meet 10:00→→Finish at Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine 15:30

Meeting Place: In front of Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine gate

Course Map

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