新宮観光協会

Detail explanations and local guidance by the tour guides

Shingu City is the heart of cultural and economic development in the Kumano region and is located in the southeastern part of the Kii Peninsula. The "Kumano faith", rooted in ancient natural worship, has been handed down for generations, surrounded by the forest, which accounts for 90% of the city, the Kumano-gawa River, and rich natural features such as the Kumano-nada Sea. Shingu is the location of a venerable shrine that established the emergence of this district's unique beliefs, and is a legendary site where the revered scholar Jofuku landed. It is also the site of the Kishu Han Domain castle ruins, and very mysterious national natural monument. The tour guides will give detail explanations and local guidance related to five themes.
Walking with guides, "Machiaruki course" are held twice a day, the morning course starts from 9: 30 and the afternoon course starts from 13: 30 every day.(Reservation required)

The themes of Guides

World Heritage of Shingu,
Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine and Kamikura-Jinja Shrine

Approx. 2 hours. Visiting point:Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine, Kamikura-Jinja Shrine

Stroll around and learn about Taigyaku-jiken and cultural people of Shingu.

Approx. 2 hours. Visiting point:Former Nishimura Residence (Closed),Taigyaku-jiken Honorable monument,Sato Haruo Memorial Hall

Learn the prosperity of Shingu Han Domain at the National Historic Site "Shingu (Tankaku) Castle Ruins"

Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes. Visiting point:Shingu (Tankaku) Castle Ruins

Visiting the legendary place of "Qin Jofuku"

Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes. Visiting point:Jofuku Park, Asuka-Jinja Shrine,Commemorative Stone of Jofuku's Landing

Walking around national natural monument "Ukishima-no Mori Island"

Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes. Visiting point:Ukishima-no Mori Island

Reservation and inquiries;
Shingu-shi tour guide Association
Shingu Tourist Information Office  TEL/FAX:0735-23-2311