Shingu Kumano Shrine is an ancient shrine. It is said that its beginnings lie with the division and transfer of Kumano Shrine by Minamoto no Yoriyoshi to pray for victory in the Zenkunen War in 1055. Later, Kumano Shingu Shrine was relocated and constructed in its current location by Minamoto no Yoshiie at the time of the Gosannen War in 1089.
The Kumano Shrine Nagatoko worship hall designated as an important cultural property of Japan is a building in the palatial architecture style of the Heian era (794 to 1185). There are 44 columns with a diameter of approximately 45 cm arranged in five rows at equal intervals. It is fully open. Including copper bowls, there are many national and prefectural designated cultural properties preserved in the attached Kumano Shrine Treasure House. It is possible to view these.
In addition, the sacred large gingko tree in front of Nagatoko has ben designated as a natural monument by Kitakata. It is 30 meters in height with a circumference around its roots of 8.1 meters. It is said to be approximately 800 years old. The entire area turns into a yellow carpet in the fall. This attracts many tourists.
- Adults: 300 yen (Groups: 250 yen)
High school students: 200 yen (Groups: 150 yen)
Junior high school students and younger: Free
- Opening Times
- Visiting hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*It is only possible to visit on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from December to March. Group reservations are accepted for weekdays.
- ●Approx. 10 minutes by car from Kitakata Station on the JR Banetsu West Line
●Approx. 30 minutes from Aizuwakamatsu IC on the Banetsu Expressway
- Car Park
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- Shingu District Important Cultural Property Preservation Society
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