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Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine

Shingu (新宮市 Shingū-shi) is a city in Wakayama Prefecture.


It is the base point for visiting Kumano-Sanzan, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site (Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range[1]).

Get in[edit]

From Nagoya, the Nanki provides direct access to Shingu in about 3.5 hours. From Osaka, the Kuroshio departs from Shin-Osaka Station and reaches Shingu in about 4.5 hours. 1 hour 40 minutes by express from the JR Shirahama Station. About 1 hour 10 minutes to Nanki Shirahama Airport from Haneda Airport.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Tankaku Castle (丹鶴城跡, Shingu Castle 新宮城跡).
  • 2 Kamikura Shrine (神倉神社).
  • Birthplace of Aikido.
  • 3 Kumano Hayatama Shrine (熊野速玉大社).
  • 4 History and Folk Museum (歴史民俗資料館).
  • 5 Kuwanoki Falls (桑ノ木の滝). One of the nation's designated top 100 waterfalls.
  • 6 Asuka Shrine (阿須賀神社).







Go next[edit]

Routes through Shingu
WakayamaNachikatsuura  W  E  KumanoTsu
YoshinoKumano  N  S  END

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