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Shrine Spots in Arida / Gobo / Minabe Area

  • Hiro-Hachiman Shrine
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Hirogawacho Kaminakano 206
    This Hachiman shrine is located in Wakayama Prefecture. Just when it was founded is unclear, but it has served locals as a guardian shrine of safe childbirth since ancient times. Shrine structures such as the wooden, Hinoki cypress shingled Honden front shrine and Wakamiya-sha secondary shrine built in the distant Muromachi period, as well as a tanto short sword in the shrine's possession made by Rai Kunimitsu, have been designated Important Cultural Properties. During the shrine's annual major festival in autumn, a type of traditional music and dance performance called the Shippara Odori is performed for the gods; believed to have originated in the Muromachi period, the ancient dance reenacts the rice farming process from seedling planting to harvesting. The shrine is also famously the place where local man Goryo Hamaguchi lit rice straw on fire to guide local villagers to safety when a huge tsunami was headed for the village after a great earthquake in 1854. Accordingly, the shrine holds a fire festival during which bales of rice straw are lit on fire each year in October.

    鳥居の正面に社殿がありません。道路が整備された後に鳥居が作られたのかなと思いましたが、よく分かりません。

  • Suga Shrine
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Minabecho Nishihonjo 242
    "A 10-minute drive from the Minabe Interchange. This Shinto shrine can be reached from the center of Minabe Town by crossing the bridge over the Minabe River and following the road nouth along the river, then doubling back up the side road near where the river branches. The shrine is believed to have been established to house the spirit of a god transferred here from Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto by an imperial envoy during the time of Emperor Ichijo. The shrine has been visited by many powerful personages, including not just feudal lords but even Tokugawa Yorinobu, son of the great Tokugawa Ieyasu. The shrine's Honden front shrine, built in the Edo period, has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the prefecture. The shrine holds an autumn festival each year on October 8th and 9th which locals call the ""Goryo-san no Aki Matsuri."""
  • Koyasu Shrine
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    Wakayama Gobo-shi Yukawacho Komatsubara 87

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  • Shioya Oji Shrine
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    Wakayama Gobo-shi Shioyacho Kitashioya
  • Kishu Hourai Hourai Shrine
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Tazumi 502-1
  • Kunitsu Shrine
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Yuasa Machida 3
  • Misaki Shrine
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Mihamacho Wada
  • Uchi No Hata Oji
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakacho Hagiwara 1500
  • Kutsukake Oji
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakacho Haradani 845
  • Uma Tome Oji
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakacho Haradani 362
  • Uchihara Oji Shrine
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakacho Hagiwara 1670
  • Ametukasa Shrine
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakachou Haradani
  • Hi Wakaichioji Shrine
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakachou Hi 992
  • Shirahige Shrine
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakacho Ao 532
  • Shimo-atagi Shrine
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakagawacho Kaize 302
  • Kami Atagi Shrine
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakagawacho Ubuyugawa 212
  • Choshi Hachiman Shrine
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakagawacho Kokamoto Choshi 388
  • Kinomichi Shrine
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakagawachou Miyose 1188
  • Habu Hachiman Shrine
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakagawacho Habu Miyanomae 6290
  • Iwashiro Oji
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Minabecho Nishi Iwashiro 1558

Wakayama Areas

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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