This was the original site of Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, until a flood in 1889. Now, only two small stone shrines remain, guarded by the world's largest torii gate.

Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City


Access Ride the Ryujin Bus from JR Kii-Tanabe Station and get off at "Hongu Taisha-mae"
Access by Car From the Nanki-Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway, take National Route 42, 311 towards Hongu for approximately 56.4 km.

Name/address in local language

  • 熊野本宮大社旧社地大斎原 Oyunohara
  • Address 田辺市本宮町本宮 Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City
  • Name/address in local language
Contact Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine
Tel +81-(0)735-42-0009
Last updated: 2021-02-02