World Heritage: Nachi Taisha Shrine4.1
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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4.02 weeks ago
We entered the hollow of the old camphor tree by wooden stairs next to Nachi Shrine. Noted on wonder-tips.
5.06 months ago
built on high up the hill, you may see the great view of the green mountains far away, as well with the Nachi waterfalls on your left. Fresh air, not too many tourists by the time i visited, made up a journey to clean my soul for a moment in this rural of Nachi.
5.09 months ago
Nice and peaceful place .Any angle of the place can be a good photo shots.Especially the Pagodo with the nachi fall in the background
5.0a month ago
Amazing temple and waterfall backdrop
5.0a year ago
Most beautiful shrine out of the three in Kumano Kodo. Here you can find the oldest buddhist temple and the tallest waterfall of Japan, Nachi.