Cherry Blossoms in Oyunohara(oyunohara no sakura)


The Sacred Place in the Height of Spring

Oyunohara, the location of the original Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, is known for beautiful cherry blossoms. Somei-yoshino and Shidare-zakura bloom, and the O-torii Gate, the largest shrine gateway in Japan is highlighted by the color of spring blossoms.


Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City (Oyunohara)
Season / Time zone
Spring(March,April) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


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