Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kumano Hayatama Taisha

On the morning of Day 9, I ate breakfast at my lodging, and took a few pictures of Sennin Buro, then caught the bus to Shingu, where the third of the three big shrines of the Kumano Kodo is located. 

The other two big shrines are Kumano Hongu Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha.  This one is Kumano Hayatama Taisha. When I saw this shrine, I was starting to feel like I'd seen this before.  They are all very similar I think.

Near the shrine I happened upon the Aikido World Dojo. 

After the shrine and the dojo, I made my way to the train station and headed to Kii-Tanabe (on the local train because it was cheaper, although a bit slower, than the express). My lodging didn't provide meals, but I bought something to eat and ate it on the second floor balcony looking out at the ocean.  

My trip is almost, but not quite over....


kiwikid said...

I guess of the Shrines are decorated in the same way they do look similar after a while. Beautiful sunset photo...lovely place to eat your dinner.

Manami said...

The pictures are all beautiful. It's quite different with Hokkaido's scenes. I wish we had places like that in Hokkaido too, though I like HOkkaido.

Brigitte said...

Beautiful pictures again.