Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
A unique holy ground where the Divine Spirits hide themselves
The 3 shrines – “Kumano Hongu Taisha”, “Kumano Hayatama Taisha”, and “Kumano Nachi Taisha” are called “Kumano Sanzan”.
Kumano Hongu Taisha
One of the Kumano Sanzan, a holy ground where the ancient atmosphere is afloat
Learn more (Kumano Hongu Tourist Association)
Right close to Hongu Taisha-mae bus stop
Local Bus Kawatake-Line Time Table (PDF)
Kumano Hayatama Taisha
One of the Kumano Sanzan, where the one-thousand-year old Sacred Nagi Tree is located
Learn more (Shingu City Tourist Association)
A 5-minute walk from Gongen-mae bus stop
Local Bus Shinkatsu-Line Time Table (PDF)
Kumano Nachi Taisha
One of the Kumano Sanzan, where many believers still gather nowadays
Learn more (Nachi-Katsuura Town Tourism Association)
A 15-minute walk from Nachisan bus stop
Local Bus Nachisan Line Time Table (PDF)
Access to Kii-Katsuura Station and Shingu Station
- From Osaka:
- 3 hr and 25 min to Kii-Katsuura Station, 3 hr and 40 min to Shingu Station from Shin-Osaka Station by JR Limited Express “Kuroshio”
- From Nagoya:
- 3 hr and 15 min to Shingu Station from Nagoya by JR Limited Express “Wide View Nanki”
- From Tokyo:
- approx. 1 hr and 15 min by plane from Haneda Airport to Shirahama Airport
1 hr and 50 min to Kii-Katsuura Station, 2 hr and 15 min to Shingu Station from Shirahama Airport by limousine bus
Course & Ticket
World Heritage Kumano Sanzan Circuit Course
The recommend sightseeing bus to travel around Kumano Sanzan in 1 day is the “World Heritage Kumano Sanzan Circuit Course”.
The bus departs from Kii-Katsuura Station, and it is possible to get on the bus along the way from Kawayu/Watase/Yunomine Onsen.
All seats require reservation
Kumano Gobo Nankai Bus Free Pass ticket
It’s economical to use this Free Pass ticket if you want to travel around Kumano Sanzan using local bus!