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Top Choice Vegan in Hongū

Cafe Bonheur

An unexpected treasure at Hongū's southern end is this vegan cafe in a former post office (with the wood floors and clapboard walls to prove it). It does lovely lunches like green curries and delectable sandwiches o…
Museum in Hongū

Kumano Hongū Heritage Centre

This spiffy, modern multimedia museum has detailed information in English about the Unesco World Heritage Sites around the sacred Kumano region. Amid rice paddies behind the heritage centre is Japan's largest torii …
Shinto Shrine in Hongū

Kumano Hongū Taisha

Kumano Hongū Taisha is one of the three famous shrines of the Kumano Sanzan, collectively a Unesco World Heritage Site; the others are Kumano Nachi Taisha and Kumano Hayatama Taisha. It's dramatically perched on a t…