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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5.0a month 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
Nice historical place on the top area,you can easily enjoyed with natural views
5.05 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.
5.0a month ago
The perfect end to a long and tiring Kumano Kodo hike.
5.0a year ago
Beautiful shrine area. Walking up here was worth every step. There are some benches to sit and the view is excellent. The temple itself is in great condition and there are some shops around. An incense burner completes the mystical atmosphere.