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
We guide this spot.
4.0a week ago
We entered the hollow of the old camphor tree by wooden stairs next to Nachi Shrine. Noted on my wonder-tips site.
5.02 months ago
This place is really beautiful and breathtaking. You can drive until the shrine or take a walk on stone paths.
5.03 months ago
The place condition is very peaceful although people have to take time walk up there.
4.03 months ago
Very sacred place for Japanese.
5.012 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.