Shingu Kumano-jinja Shrine

A Shinto shrine built in the late Heian period located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. The front shrine, known as the Kumano-jinja Nagatoko, is designated a National Important Cultural Property, while the beautiful gingko trees in front of this shrine have been designated Natural Monuments by the city of Kitakata. In fall during the autumn foliage season, the shrine's grounds are covered with golden leaves, attracting large numbers of visitors.

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Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Keitokumachishingu Kumano 2258
*Winter season (Dec.- Mar.) is available only on SaturdaySundayPublic holidays
[Admission fee]Adults300yen, High school students200yen, Junior high school students and below Free
※Group discount available
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • I was amazed at the resemblance of its background to the Kumano area in Wakayama.
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.12.21
    The history of the shrine can be traced back to the twelfth century when the local feudal lord invited the three sacred shrines of Kumano to this site. Upon approaching the shrine from the main torii...
  • Lesser known treasure
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.02.23
    A bit out if the way, but well worth the drive. Costs 400 yen to get in. Is rarely busy so theres a very calm atmosphere about the place.
  • Golden Autumn Leaves
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.02.23
    One of the most beautiful shrines in Japan, but not well known. The worship hall is unique as it has no walls, only pillars. The only time its crowded is in the fall when the grounds are covered in...

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