Shingu Walk, Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kamikura-jinja Shrine (Traditional Boat Tour Extension)

  • Kamikura-jinja Shrine & Gotobiki-iwa Rock

  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha

  • Sacred nagi tree at Kumano Hayatama Taisha

  • Kamikura-jinja Shrine & Gotobiki-iwa Rock

Wakayama Local Guide Association


Kumano Hayatama Taisha is the second of the three Kumano Grand Shrines.  It is located in the city of Shingu at the mouth of the Kumano-gawa River.  Kamikura-jinja is a small shrine on the side of Mt. Gongen, next to a massive rock, which is believed to be where the first Kumano deities descended.

This walking tour is designed to be combined with the Traditional Boat Tour and will introduce the main sites of Shingu City (as well as some of the minor ones too!).  

The guide will meet you near Kumano Hayatama Taisha parking lot.  The first site visited is Kumano Hayatama Taisha.  From here the tour varies depending on whether you have luggage or not.

If you have luggage, the tour will transfer to the Shingu train station by local bus so that you can drop your luggage in a coin-locker.  Lunch will be eaten at a restaurant near the station, and then walk to see the Kamikura-jinja.

If you do not have luggage the tour will eat lunch on the way to Kamikura-jinja, and then walk to the Shingu station to complete the tour. 

NOTE: For those that do not wish to climb the stairs to Kamikura-jinja, a visit to the ruins of the Shingu castle is included.

Please let us know if you have luggage or not when making the booking.


Standard rate(2025)
1) 24,400 yen
Peak season(2025)
1) 26,700 yen
Standard rate(2024)
1) 18,000 yen
Peak season(2024)
1) 19,800 yen


Tour Outline

Course Name Shingu city walk, Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kamikura-jinja Shrine (Traditional Boat Tour Extension) 
Distance ~2.5 km
Time ~3 hours
(not including bus transport times)
Difficulty 1.5 (please note that the stone steps to Kamikura-jinja are very steep (although short),
the other sections are flat walking)
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Meeting Place Near Kumano Hayatama Taisha parking lot 
(10:00 AM boat departure)
Tour Ending Place JR Shingu Station
Maps Kumano Kodo Shingu Map, Shingu Map
Tour Options

Meeting Time 11:30
End of Tour ~14:30
Price Notice
※ Maximum 10 people per tour.
※ Price includes insurance fee.
※ Price does not include transportation fees or meals for participants but does include meals and transportation costs for the guides.
Please contact us for pricing for children. 

NOTE: Wakayama Local Guide Association may not accept children on some guided walks.
Traditional Boat Tour
● This walking tour is an extension to the traditional boat.

Please book the boat tour online here.
● If you have luggage there are coin-lockers at the JR Shingu station where they can be stored during your walk. 

● Using daily luggage shuttle service from accommodation to accommodation makes your trip less stressful and keeps your hands free.

Luggage Shuttle Service

The guide will take you to a local restaurant for lunch. The guests' lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
Please pay directly to the restaurant for your meal.

※The guide's lunch & transport is included in the tour price.
After Tour

There are a few options once the tour is complete.

● Stay overnight in Shingu or nearby Nachi-Katsuura. Then visit Kumano Nachi Taisha the next day. (recommended)

Nachi Accommodation

Katsuura Accommodation

● Take a train to Osaka.

● wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
● be prepared for rain.
● bring drinks.



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