Nachi Taisha Shrine

Sightseeing information about Nachi Taisha Shrine in Japan.

World Heritage: Nachi Taisha Shrine4.1

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This shrine, along with Hongu Taisha and Hayatama Taisha, is one of three destinations of pilgrimage in the mountains of Kumano. If you want to experience the ancient feel of pilgrimage, climb up the Daimon-zaka path, a 600m slope with moss-covered stone stairs and lined with towering cryptomeria trees. For experienced hikers, a 7km trail from Nachi Station is also recommended.

From the information center area, the final approach with 500-step staircase takes you to the shrine, which stands next to a temple. The view of the temple's 3-story pagoda and the sacred Nachi-no-taki, Japan's highest waterfall (133m), is rewarding to a long climb. The Katsuura hot spring resort, along the coastline, can be a base camp to make day trips around here.

Purposeworld heritage,nature,family,mountain climbing,mysterious lands of Japan,shrine/temple,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kansai International Airport (about 104.2km) Google Transit


4.03 months ago

Kind of hard to get here but ultimately it is something that needs to be seen when you're in Wakayama. I would suggest coming a little earlier if at all possible as you will avoid the crowds and your pictures will turn out better if you're into that sort of thing. On top of the mountain there are three temples or shrines you can walk to. Most people who drove to this place will park their cars on the bottom and pay about 500 yen then walk up the side of the mountain to reach the shrine. For the lazier folks, there is actually a gate that you can pay 800 yen and have direct car access to the parking lot at the top.

4.0in the last week

Beautiful and important shrine close to the wonderful Nachi Falls. Busy with both worshipers and tourists. Easy access by bus to/from Katsuura.

5.0a month ago

Nice shine to visit. There are a nice attraction around this place so do not miss it

5.02 months ago

Lovely! It was an amazing experience be there. So many monument very close. It wasn't too crowded despite the fact it was weekend. The pagoda is awesome. However, memories here were too expensive. Highly recommended. We couldn't have finished our Kumano kodo way in a better place.

5.0a month ago

Amazing shrine. Busy, but not overcrowded.

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