Kada Kasuga-jinja Shrine
The shrine is said to have been moved to its current location during the Tensho era (1573 to 1592) by Kuwayama Shigeharu (a retainer of warlord Hashiba Hidenaga), who constructed its main hall. Legend holds that En no Gyoja, who was using Tomogashima Islands as a sacred training site, prayed to the shrine’s god as a guardian deity. For this reason, the head priest of Shogo-in Temple in Kyoto joins large numbers of Shugendo practitioners to make a pilgrimage here every April.
Shrine office 073-459-0368
1343 Kada, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture
15 min. walk from Nankai Kada Station
Open 24 hours