Tourist facility

Hananoiwaya-jinja Shrine and Roadside Station"Otunacyaya"

This shrine in Kumano City is near the Kumano Sanzan Shrines. It Hananoiwaya-jinja Shrine, which sits by Japan’s longest beach in the Kumano region of Mie prefecture, is dedicated to a towering rock on the beach. The rock is 45 meters high, and has been shaped over eons by wind and waves. The shrine is one of the country'oldest.

The shrine is now included among the World Heritage Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. Lots of visitors come to see the sacred rope hanging ceremony conducted at the shrine's bi-annual Reitaisai Festival.

The approach to the shrine is paved and there are no steps, you can easy to accesses with your wheelchair.

"Otunacyaya" is the roadside station which has the atmosphere of the Edo period (1603-1868) along National Route 42 is in front of the Hananoiwaya-jinja Shrine. This is that stands as a tea house conveys the wonders of Kumano and has shops and a material exhibition corner that surround a rest space.
And the wheelchair-accessible toilet is right in front of the parking lot of this roadside station.
In addition, they rent out bicycles and the facility is convenient as a sightseeing information base for world heritage sites such as Kumano Kodo (ancient pilgrimage routes) and Hana no Iwaya.
(Published on February 5, 2021)


Phone +81 597 88 1011 Fax +81 597 88 1022
Address 【Hananoiwaya-jinja Shrine】Zyouchi130 , Arimacho, Kumano Shi, Mie Ken, 519-4325, Japan 【Otunacyaya】Zyouchi137 , Arimacho, Kumano Shi, Mie Ken, 519-4325, Japan
Official website
Opening hours 10:00 ~ 17:00
Transportation 2 min by bus from JR Kumanoshi Station to Shingu Station, get off at "Hana no Iwaya"
Wheelchair rental Available
Baby stroller rentals Not available
Nursing room Not available
Staffs speak foreign language Not available
Website for foreign language Not available
Internet access Wifi Available
Free Wifi / Charged Free

Hananoiwaya-jinja Shrine entrance

The approach to the shrine

Towering rock of worship

Elimination of steps

The place to provide"good luck charm"

Parkings <Available>

Parkings Available/Not available Available( 20 cars)
Handycap parking space Available( 3 cars)

Otunacyaya parking lot

Parking spaces for the disabled

EV Charging Stand

Building <Available>

Building [1] Name of the tourist facility Otunacyaya
Entrance 1 Step Flat


Entrance of the store

Inside the store

Otunacyaya rental bicycle


Wheelchair lavatory <Available>

Wheelchair lavatory [1] Location of the lavatory Roadside Station"Otunacyaya"
Lavatory door Opening width( 82 cm )Bumps( 0 cm )
Dimensions of the lavatory ( 201 cm ) × ( 238 cm ) toward toilet
Grab bars ● Right side toward toilet:
● Left side toward toilet:
Ostomate facility Available
Multipurpose bed Not available
Instruction booklet in foreign language Not available

Otunacyaya lavatory building

Eentrance of wheelchair lavatory

Wheelchair lavatory

Ostomate facility

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