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Chigora-ishi stones(Chigora Ishi) | People in an area recommend Kumano Kodo 100 selection

Chigora-ishi stones(Chigora Ishi)


God of child-rearing shaped like a woman's breasts

Two large round stones, which look like a woman’s breasts, are seen on a stone wall. They are called “Chigo Taishi,” or “Chichi-sama,” and are worshipped as a God of easy delivery or a God of child-rearing.


Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City
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Approximately 2 km, and a 30-minute walk from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine

Recommended spot

Tsugizakura-Oji Shrine > Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine