Hosshinmon-oji Covered with Snow(Yuki no hosshinmon-oji)


The Red Shrine Hall Covered with Snow

Hosshinmon-oji was formerly one of the “Gotai-oji,” the five most prestigious shrines among 99 shrines in Kumano. In the Meiji era, however, the shrine was merged with Misato-jinja Shrine following the Shrine Merger Order, and the shrine hall was relocated to the present location. The current shrine hall building was rebuilt in 1990. You can see this red hall covered with snow only a few times a year. The cold weather freezes even the hand-purifying water.


Mikoshi, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City
Season / Time zone
Winter(February) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Frequency of appearance


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