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Niutsuhime Shrine (丹生都比売神社)

You’ll find this shrine along Prefectural Route 4 in Kamiamano, Katsuragi Town. Niutsuhime’s child is enshrined here, and it is said that Takanomiko, enshrined in the second hall, transformed into a hunter and led Kobo Daishi to Mt. Koya, who then borrowed Niutsuhime’s holy land to erect a shrine atop the mountain and teach the secrets of Shingon esoteric Buddhism. It is customary to worship here before ascending Mt. Koya.


Wakayama Pref. Itogunkatsuragichou Kamiamano 230 (Mt. KoyaArea)

phone 0736260102

[Awarding place] 8:45-16:30
* Worship is possible at any time

Review of Niutsuhime Shrine

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Reviewed:2020/01/28 ok
This is the obligatory stop for the travels up the Mt Koya. You pray and appease the local mountain deity. There are old cedar trees, and of course the bridge. The temple design is regular shinto.
Reviewed:2019/11/28 Beautiful bridge
Despite its relative remoteness definitely wirth a visit. Great landscape settings. The old bridge is actually open to the public and has some wooden pieces attached to help visitors retain their...
Reviewed:2019/02/13 Shinto / Buddhism live in harmony, World heritage
The origin of the shrine is very old. At least 1700 years ago it appeared in document. It means the real origin of worship for the mountains are hundreds of years ago.
One of the big neme of...

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkatsuragichou Kamiamano 230 [map]
Mt. KoyaArea
[Awarding place] 8:45-16:30
* Worship is possible at any time
open everyday
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Available(WAKAYAMA FREE Wi-Fi)
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (There is a slope to the front of the tower gate. Parking is allowed at Grounds. Please tell us)
Pet friendly
Yes (attach a lead, protect the toilet)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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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.