The Illuminated O-torii Gate(Otorii no raito appu)


The O-torii Gate Illuminated in Pink in the Night Sky

To commemorate the Pink Ribbon Campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer, the O-torii Gate of Kumano Taisha Hongu Grand Shrine is lighted up in pink once a year. Why not take a picture of this photogenic event to post on your SNS?


Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City (Oyunohara)
Season / Time zone
Autumn(October) / Night
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
Once a year


Train & Bus: Take a train to JR Kii-Tanabe Sta. Take a Ryujin Bus bound for Hosshinmon-oji, 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 Grand Shrine.

Recommended spot

Tsugizakura-Oji Shrine > Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine