Shingū is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 1, 1933.
As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 28,749 and a population density of 110 persons per km². The total area is 255.43 km².
Restaurants in Shingu
4.5 based on 138 reviews
The climb up really is as hairy as others describe it. It was raining when we climbed the "stairs", making the uneven, mossy rocks even more slippery and dangerous. The shrine itself is not open, but it makes for some great photo's, especially in sakura season.
4 based on 212 reviews
It is right in Shingu town and a short 15-minute walk from the train station, passing a department store and shopping arcade. A beautiful shrine, one of the three Kumano Sanzan Taishas that are must-see. There is a 800+ year old sacred Nagi tree, a type of conifer. The leaves were used as amulets. I stayed in Shingu town as my base of the Sanzan visits. Hongu Taisha was over an 80-minute bus ride from the Shingu bus station. To get to Nachi Taisha, you’ll need to bus over to Kii-Katsuura station and transfer to another bus or train over to Nachi or Kii-Katsuura stations to get on the bus to Nachi Taisha.
4 based on 36 reviews
There are no structures remaining from the original castle. It is a nice place to visit in the spring when you have cherry blossoms and Wisteria flowers according to the brochures. Lots of stairs to climb. This attraction is quite close to the train/bus station, less than 10-minute walk.
4 based on 22 reviews
3.5 based on 25 reviews
Nothing to see unless you are a botanist with a detailed interest in wet land plants. Apparent it was much better in 1945.
3.5 based on 34 reviews
...because it's right across the street from the train station!
Jofuku Park is named for Master Jofuku, who came to Japan from China looking for the answer to immortality. He found a plant that he believed would help him live forever, but unfortunately that didn't quite work as he'd hoped. However, locals still drink the same tea steeped from the plant Jofuku discovered, which you can buy a sample of from the small gift shop on the premises.
It isn't a large park, but rather a nice place to stop and rest. There is also a coi pond so you can buy food and feed them (even if you don't have food they'll come up to the surface expectantly).
With free entry and proximity to the train station, Jofuku Park is a must.
4 based on 6 reviews
I was able to take bus to Kumano Hongu Taisha because of their knowledge and willingness to help a tourist. They also helped me find a local Japanese Restaurant across the Street.
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