Top 10 Things to do in Shingu, Japan

July 17, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Shingū is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 1, 1933. As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 28,749 and a population density of 110 persons per km². The total area is 255.43 km².
Restaurants in Shingu

1. Kamikura Shrine

Kamikura, Shingu 647-0044, Wakayama Prefecture
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Kamikura Shrine

Reviewed By Dirk W - Mermaid Beach, Australia

The climb up really is as hairy as others describe it. It was raining when we climbed the "stairs", making the uneven, mossy rocks even more slippery and dangerous. The shrine itself is not open, but it makes for some great photo's, especially in sakura season.

2. Kumano Hayatama Taisha

1 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture +81 735-22-2533
Excellent
26%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 212 reviews

Kumano Hayatama Taisha

Reviewed By DYA717 - Honolulu

It is right in Shingu town and a short 15-minute walk from the train station, passing a department store and shopping arcade. A beautiful shrine, one of the three Kumano Sanzan Taishas that are must-see. There is a 800+ year old sacred Nagi tree, a type of conifer. The leaves were used as amulets. I stayed in Shingu town as my base of the Sanzan visits. Hongu Taisha was over an 80-minute bus ride from the Shingu bus station. To get to Nachi Taisha, you’ll need to bus over to Kii-Katsuura station and transfer to another bus or train over to Nachi or Kii-Katsuura stations to get on the bus to Nachi Taisha.

3. Ruins of Shingu Castle

Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture
Excellent
22%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 36 reviews

Ruins of Shingu Castle

Reviewed By DYA717 - Honolulu

There are no structures remaining from the original castle. It is a nice place to visit in the spring when you have cherry blossoms and Wisteria flowers according to the brochures. Lots of stairs to climb. This attraction is quite close to the train/bus station, less than 10-minute walk.

4. Asuka Shrine

1-2-25 Asuka, Shingu 647-0022, Wakayama Prefecture +81 735-22-3986
Excellent
18%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
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4 based on 22 reviews

Asuka Shrine

Reviewed By Voodew - Victoria, Canada

The gates are catchy and different, but there's nothing to say about the grounds other than it's a nice place to relax and close to a station where you might be waiting to take a bus.

5. Shingu Inosawa Ukijima Plant Community

Ukijima, Shingu 647-0014, Wakayama Prefecture +81 735-21-0474
Excellent
16%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
44%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 25 reviews

Shingu Inosawa Ukijima Plant Community

Reviewed By Bomoh - Mount Gambier, Australia

Nothing to see unless you are a botanist with a detailed interest in wet land plants. Apparent it was much better in 1945.

6. Jofuku Park

7178 Shingu, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture +81 735-21-7672
Excellent
2%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
66%
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3.5 based on 34 reviews

Jofuku Park

Reviewed By AllieyOop

...because it's right across the street from the train station!
Jofuku Park is named for Master Jofuku, who came to Japan from China looking for the answer to immortality. He found a plant that he believed would help him live forever, but unfortunately that didn't quite work as he'd hoped. However, locals still drink the same tea steeped from the plant Jofuku discovered, which you can buy a sample of from the small gift shop on the premises.
It isn't a large park, but rather a nice place to stop and rest. There is also a coi pond so you can buy food and feed them (even if you don't have food they'll come up to the surface expectantly).
With free entry and proximity to the train station, Jofuku Park is a must.

7. Shingu City Tourist Information Center

2-1-1 Jofuku | JR Shingu Station premises, Shingu 647-0020, Wakayama Prefecture +81 735-22-2840
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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4 based on 6 reviews

Shingu City Tourist Information Center

Reviewed By Veronica660 - New Jersey

I was able to take bus to Kumano Hongu Taisha because of their knowledge and willingness to help a tourist. They also helped me find a local Japanese Restaurant across the Street.

8. Kuwanoki Falls

Aiga, Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture
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4 based on 4 reviews

Kuwanoki Falls

Reviewed By テンカワ - 枚方市, 大阪府

国道168を相賀橋を高田に折れて剣道230に入り
2キロカーブの所に小さな桑の木の滝の看板がある
駐車場は造成中 路駐して橋を渡り、ひたすら
上流の谷に向けて500m歩くと水爆の音が聞こえる
4月ヒメレンゲの時も 6月躑躅との時も良いでしょう
圧倒的な水量に感動しました.

9. Sato Haruo Memoria Museum

1 Shingu | Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Shingu 647-0081, Wakayama Prefecture +81 735-21-1755
Excellent
14%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
58%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Sato Haruo Memoria Museum

Reviewed By たびたび - 東京

佐藤春夫は文豪だそうですが、自身の作品はよく分からない。交流のあった太宰治や井伏鱒二などから、大物であったことをうかがうような感じです。建物は、ユニーク。豪華な洋館なのに春夫が好きだったという狭い空間があちこちに設けられていて、面白いです。

10. Kushima-Suzushima

Shingu 647-0000, Wakayama Prefecture
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4 based on 2 reviews

Kushima-Suzushima

Reviewed By sareko - 神戸市, 兵庫県

紀伊半島の沿岸には無数の島が存在するが、大島や英虞湾の島々を除けばほとんどが無人島。だが、かつての人の営みが遺跡として遺っていたり、今でも大事に祀られている神社があったり、具に調べていくとなかなか楽しい。勝浦に出た際、足を延ばして三輪崎漁港へ行った。港の沖合にある鈴島と孔島が目的地だ。
島と言っても今は防波堤で陸地と繋がっており、歩いて渡ることができる。鈴島には約60種類、孔島には約120種類の植物があり、小さな島2つ合わせれば、暖かい地方の海岸に繁殖する代表的な植物をほとんどカバーすると言うから驚きだ。和歌山県のレッドデータに指定されているノアサガオも観ることができる。
植物学的にも貴重な島だが、目当ては鈴島にある蛭子神社と、孔島にある厳島神社。前者は九十九王子社のひとつで海神を祀り、後者はいろいろ調べても詳しいことは分からなかった。島の中心、茂みの中に鎮座する蛭子神社に対し、湾に向かって建つ大鳥居を筆頭に、いくつもの赤い鳥居が本殿までトンネルを作っている。見えない力をひしひし感じるお社だった。ちなみにノアサガオと孔島のハマユウは6月中旬から見頃。花の季節に再訪したいと思う。

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