Autumnal Leaves at Hosshinmon-oji(Hosshinmon-oji no koyo)


Autumn at Hosshinmon-oji with the color of autumnal leaves reflected in hand-purifying water

Hosshinmon-oji is located at the entrance to the sacred area of Kumano, and is one of the “Gotai-oji”, the most prestigious five shrines among 99 shrines in Kumano. The poet Fujiwara-no-Teika, who visited here in 1201, wrote that he was moved by the precincts emblazoned with autumnal leaves of so many trees growing here.


Mikoshi, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City (Hosshinmon-oji)
Season / Time zone
Autumn(November,December) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy Others
Frequency of appearance
According to weather


Take a bus bound for Hosshinmon-oji from Kumano Hongu Taisha-mae bus stop. (About 15 min.)

Recommended spot

Tsugizakura-Oji Shrine > Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine