It was a town located in Wakayama prefecture. On May 1, 2005 Hongū, along with the village of Ryūjin, from Hidaka District, the town of Nakahechi, and the village of Ōtō, both from Nishimuro District, was merged into the expanded city of Tanabe.
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine is the main destination of this area. It is one of the Kumano Sanzan and is a holy place that has been visited by many people since the Heian period.
90 minutes by bus from Shingu Station.
Yunomine Onsen was discovered about 1,800 years ago, and it is thought to be one of the oldest hot springs in Japan.
Official Government Community Reservation System
Kumano Travel  is the Official Government Community Reservation System of Tanabe City/Kumano Region in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. This international award winning site is part of the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau , the government tourism association for the region, focused on creating a high quality sustainable tourism destination open to the world. Detailed information on accommodations in Hongu are available on the above sites.