The O-torii Gate in the freezingly cold morning(Itetsuku Otorii)


Icy white O-torii Gate

In the freezingly cold morning, trees and the ground are covered with white frost. The O-torii Gate stands in the cold, crisp air.


Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City (Oyunohara)
Season / Time zone
Winter(December - February) / Morning
Weather conditions
Frequency of appearance
According to weather


Train & Bus: Take a train to JR Kii-Tanabe Sta. Take a Ryujin Bus bound for Hosshinmon-oji[発心門王子], and get off at Hongu Taisha-mae[本宮大社前] (2hr.).  Car: 57 km (1 hr. 20 min.) from Hanwa Expressway Nanki-Tanabe Interchange. There are parking spaces on the bank of the Kumano River in front of Kumano Hongu Taisha Gran Shrine.

Recommended spot

Tsugizakura-Oji Shrine > Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine