Category Archives: Kumano General Information

Trip of A Lifetime Pt Lil Brother! Shingu, Japan 2017

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Images of Kumano

There is a beautiful collection of Kumano photos HERE if you would like to browse.

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Nagi Bakery and Cafe in Ohshima, Kushimoto Town

Here is a short interview of the owner of Nagi Bakery and Cafe on Ohshima in Kushimoto Town, Wakayama Prefecture. Kushimoto is about 50 minutes from Shingu City and about 3 hours from Osaka. The drive along the coast of … Continue reading

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Kumano Sanzan-Hongu Taisha in the Spring

This video was shot in the Spring of 2011 and is a slow virtual tour around the Hongu Grand Shrine, in Hongu cho, Tanabe City and is one of the Kumano Sanzan which also includes the Hayatama Grand Shrine in … Continue reading

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Kumano Hayatama Taisha Slideshow

Hayatama Taisha, or Hayatama Grand Shrine, also known as Hayatama Jinju is the NEW SHRINE from which Shingu, or SHIN GUU, gets its name. The original shrine is Kamikura Shrine and is where the annual Shingu Fire Festival, or Otou … Continue reading

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Typhoon Talas – The Worst Typhoon in Kumano’s History

On September 3rd and 4th a slow moving typhoon hovered over Kumano and compounded with Kumano’s own cloud cover to produce record breaking torrential rainfall. Parts of the region received the equivalent of 6 months to 1 years worth of … Continue reading

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Finding The Real Japan – Kumano

Here is an article I wrote for GlobalVoicesJp.com. You can find the Japanese translation HERE. ‘Hey, if you want to find the ‘Real Japan’ then you are looking in the wrong place! You MUST visit Kumano!’ were the words I … Continue reading

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The Invisible Worlds of Kumano

In this world of seemingly incessant ‘TV War News’, bank failures, virus scares, vaccine panics, and political intrigues there are, thankfully, a few places in this world where one can still find quiet spaces and spiritually inspiring atmospheres where one … Continue reading

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Shingu Fire Festival Part 3

Shingu Fire Festival Part 3 (新宮お灯祭り)in Wakayama Prefecture picks up near Nishimura Kinenkan (新宮市の西村記念館)。We follow the Noboriko (上り子)along Eki Mae Hondori (駅本通り) to Hayatama Shrine (速玉神社) then to the entrance of Kamikura Shrine 〔神倉神社). We follow the noboriko up to the top of … Continue reading

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Up the Dorokyo Pt 2

This is the second half the journey up the Dorokyo and part of the return trip. See Part 1 first. You will see an old Japanese Ryokan that is separated by a suspension bridge. Half of the facility is in … Continue reading

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