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Toukei-jinja Shrine闘けい神社

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This shrine is located in Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture and is affectionately referred to as “Gongen-san” due to it being called Tanabe Shrine after the transfer of the deity “Kumano Gongen” here. Kumano Betto Tanzo, said to be Musashibo Benkei’s father, is said to have held a cockfight in front of the main shrine in order to decide which side to support during the Genpei War. He ended up supporting Minamoto and leading the Kumano navy to victory. You’ll find statues of Tanzo and Benkei on the shrine grounds, and treasures such as the pot used to give the infant Benkei his first bath and Minamoto no Yoshitsune’s flute are kept here. Near the start of October, many visit for the “Benkei Festival.”

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Wakayama Prefecture Tanabe City Toyo 1-1 (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)

phone 0739220155

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Wakayama Prefecture Tanabe City Toyo 1-1 [ map ]
Area
Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea
Phone
0739220155
Closed
open everyday
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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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