World Heritage: Nachi Waterfall4.5
This 133m-high, perpendicular waterfall is one of the sacred spots in the Kumano faith, based on prehistoric forms of nature worship, and is connected to the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes. The waterfall is also called Misuji-no-taki ('three streak waterfall') as its waters fall down from three mouths, which gather four waterheads originated from Mount Machi. In the upstream, there are a series of waterfalls, often called Nachi 48 Waterfalls, where moutain ascetics practice rituals and spells.
Purposeelderly,thrilling,spiritual places,world heritage,nature,family,mysterious lands of Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kansai International Airport (about 103.4km) Google Transit
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5.03 months ago
Great place to visit. Prepare to spend 2-4 hrs at the whole complex.
A tip to maximize experience while minimize your climbing effort (yes, there are a lot of steps to climb) - take a bus to the waterfall stop, see the falls then climb to the pagoda, then on top the top of the complex to see the temples before walking down to the shopping street and finally the old pilgrimage pathway. There is a bus stop at the end.
This way, you mainly go downwards vs. upwards on the steps.
3.0a week ago
Beautiful scenery, but a bit disappointed that you can't get too close to the waterfall. Souvenirs are available here and there is a bus very close to the entrance. Public bathrooms are also nearby. There isn't much food available but there are a few options for icecream and vending machines for a variety of drinks.
5.03 weeks ago
Beautiful, magical place. I recommend a 7:30am adventure to visit. One of my absolute favorites!
5.0a month ago
The waterfalls as well as the surroundings are beautiful. It can get very crowded. If going by car, parking along the road in permitted areas and walk might be faster.
5.03 weeks ago
Best nachi falls looking is from the nachi base. The entrance is 300¥ from the shrine that's to the side of the falls. It's magical to be so close to the falls.
Don't pay for the pagoda entrance fee as it doesn't give you a lot, especially compared to the base of the falls