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


5.04 months ago

The Nachi Taisha has everything in one place: old temples in bamboo forest, famous red pagoda and a mighty waterfall.

Japanese history, art and nature at their best.

4.02 months ago

Nachi falls highest waterfall of Japan ks near to this. I enjoyed hiking up to the waterfalls with a local guide. As a tradition you are supposed to visit the shrine and and then hike the waterfall.

4.05 months ago

Nice historical place on the top area,you can easily enjoyed with natural views

5.08 months ago

KUMANO KODO is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful greenery view and it definitely was a healing trip. The hiking trail were little bit tiring but it totally worth trying. I'm going there for a full hike again for sure.

5.04 months ago

The perfect end to a long and tiring Kumano Kodo hike.

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