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Niutsuhime Jinja (Niutsuhime Shrine)

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Said to be founded more than 1700 years ago as Ichinomiya of Kii, the greatest shrines of the present Wakayama area. The enshrined deities are known as the guardians of Koyasan since its foundation. Admitted as the origin of Japanese traditions of faith in both Shinto and Buddhism, it was registered as a World Heritage Site. The four main shrines are Japanese largest "kasuga" shrine-style structures and they are designated as important cultural properties together with its 2-story gate, "romon".


230 Kamiamano, Katsuragi Town, Ito District

Contact information

Telephone number: +81-(0)736-26-0102

Official website

Niutsuhime Jinja (Niutsuhime Shrine) *Japanese website


By Public Transportation: Ride the Tsuragicho Community Bus from JR Kaseda Station for Niutsuhime Jinja-mae and get off at the last stop.
By Car: From the Wakayama-Kita Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway, take Prefectural Road 139, then National Route 42, Prefectural Road 120, 13, 4 towards Tsuragi for approximately 35.2 km.

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