Nachi Taisha Shrine

Sightseeing information about Nachi Taisha Shrine in Japan.


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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

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5.02 weeks ago

Beautiful shrine area. Walking up here was worth every step. There are some benches to sit and the view is excellent. The temple itself is in great condition and there are some shops around. An incense burner completes the mystical atmosphere.

5.03 months ago

What a wonderful temple place!!!

Absolutely worth every single step uphill, and the travel with local trains from Osaka to be compensated with a unique temple complex of the 3-legged-raven.

Yes, GOT-fans ... a raven with 3 legs, not with 3 eyes :-)

As in most places try to be here early. Even though the shrines and temples open up around 9:00, you will have chances to explore the complex and take some good photos for memories, without the risk of being photo-bombed.

5.0a month ago

A must in Wakayama! Hike a bit of the Kumano trail. It was beautiful, peaceful, and not so busy. You can take a bus from NachiKatsura Station. There are lots if souvenir shops and the waterfall and temple are stunning!

5.02 weeks ago

One of the 3 great shrines along the Kumano Kodo Trail. It is truly Grand

5.03 months ago

Very very very beautiful place you must go in your trip. You will have to take a bus to get there. My advice is that if you want to walk kind of long way, you should get off the bus at the first stop on the hill. If you don’t want to walk get off at the second stop.

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