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.
Take a bus bound for Hosshinmon-oji from Kumano Hongu Taisha-mae bus stop. (About 15 min.)
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）