Kumano Hongu Heritage Center

All of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes lead to Hongu, the traditional “crossroads” of the Kii Peninsula.

The Kumano Hongu Heritage Center is located in front of the Kumano Hongu Taisha (Grand Shrine), the geographical and spiritual center of the sacred Kii Mountain Range.

This modern facility is the focal point for information and educational exchange in the UNESCO World Heritage property "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range".

Please visit our Heritage Center to learn more about Kumano's cultural landscape.

General Information

Location: In front of the Kumano Hongu Taisha
Hours: 9:00~17:00 (open year round)
Price: Free
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Access: By bus from either Kii-Tanabe, Shingu, Shirahama or Gojo
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Services & Facilities

Kumano-Hongu-Pamphlet.jpgThe Kumano Hongu Heritage Center features a diversity of exhibitions and facilities focused on the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range".

  • Information Center
  • Multi-purpose Hall
  • World Heritage Exhibition
  • Kumano Hongu Exhibition
  • Temporary Exhibitions
  • Regional Videos
  • Study Area
  • Exchange Space
  • Internet Corner
  • Rental Bicycles

※ All permanent exhibitions and videos include English translations.

Exchange Space

Multi-purpose Hall

Permanent Exhibitions

Temporary Exhibitions

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