Place for purification using sea water (Shiogori-ba)(Shiogori-ba)


Purifying oneself before going to Kumano

Pilgrims heading for Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine used to purify themselves using sea water at a beach in Egawa, Tanabe City before proceeding on to the Nakahechi Route in the mountains. In tribute to this custom, a place for purification using sea water (Shiogori-ba) has been built on Ogigahama Beach. Visitors wash their hands with sea water to purify themselves. You can see a beautiful sunset from Ogigahama.


Central Tanabe City
Ogigahama, Tanabe City
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15 min. on foot from JR Kii-Tanabe Sta.

Recommended spot

JR Kii-Tanabe Station > Inabane-oji