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Hananoiwaya-jinja Shrine花窟神社


This shrine in Kumano City is near the Kumano Sanzan Shrines. It enshrines Izanami no Mikoto, who according to the ancient Nihon-Shoki (Chronicles of Japan) created a number of gods, as well as Kagutsuchi no Mikoto, the god of fire. Legend says that on giving birth to Kagutsuchi no Mikoto, Izanami no Mikoto died from her burns and was buried at Hananoiwaya. The shrine is now included among the World Heritage Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. Lots of visitors come to see the sacred rope hanging ceremony conducted at the shrine's bi-annual Reitaisai Festival.

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place Mie Pref. Kumanoshi Arimachou A liner 130
phone 0597890100



Mie Pref. Kumanoshi Arimachou A liner 130 [map]



[Shrine] Open 24 hours Visitable
[Road station Okei tea house] 10:00-17:00
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available (Cars 13spaces, bus 2spaces)
Tel:0597-89-100 (Kumano City Tourist Association)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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Mie Main Areas


Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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