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

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5.02 months ago

One of my favourite places in Japan. The shrine is beautiful and when you walk around it you can see the famous pagoda waterfall view. Mindblowing 😍

5.05 months ago

A beautiful shrine nestled into the mountainside. Picturesque views and great architecture. A must see along with Nachi Falls.

4.09 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.

4.04 months ago

Nice temples to visit. After walk in the woods on sleepy path it was nice to walk in a "dry" area.

5.03 months ago

Wonderful complex sorrounded by intact nature
absolutely worth the visit

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