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


4.02 months ago

We entered the hollow of the old camphor tree by wooden stairs next to Nachi Shrine. Noted on wonder-tips.

5.07 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.

5.0a month ago

Beautiful shrine in the mountains.

5.02 months ago

Amazing temple and waterfall backdrop

5.010 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

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