Kumano Hayatama Shrine is one of three Kumano Grand Shrines. There are thousands of Kumano Shrines in Japan, and this is the top of them.
Izanagi no Mikoto
Izanami no Mikoto
and other 12 gods.
In the time of Emperor Koken, this shrine was entitle as the top shrine and "Kumano Gongen." Gongen is the Shinto philosophy that the god change the appearance to the body of buddha so that god can exist to our world.
In Nara period, Hayatama Shrine became the salvation of past life by enshrining Yakushi nyorai.
-The great tree of Nagi-
Planted by Taira no Shigemori.
Matsuri of the shrine:
Oto Matsuri Feb 6
Nagoshi no harae Matsuri June 30
Title of UNESCO
"Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range."
Official Web: http://kumanokaido.com/hayatama/index.html