Nachi Waterfall

Sightseeing information about Nachi Waterfall in Japan.

World Heritage: Nachi Waterfall4.5

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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.

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5.0in the last week

100% Must be on bucket list for all nature lovers who visit Wakayama prefecture.
Nachi falls stand at around 133m being the tallest waterfall in the Japan.
Good to visit all the year but if you want to see the shear power and size of the waterfall try to visit on the rainy days.
You can view it from the base but there is also a small platform close to the fall which makes you feels a bit closer.
There are other shrine and temples which can also be seen along with the falls.
Things to keep in mind before visiting:
No convenience stores near falls (though there are toilets available)
Car Parking available at various levels.

Kindly make sure to maintain dignity of the secret place and have a great trip!👍

5.04 months ago

A must visit place when you come to wakayama. It’s the largest waterfall in Japan, it’s magnificent and well maintained. Many people come here to pray... do remember to cleanse yourself first before entering.

You can also climb up to see a closer look of the magnificent waterfall and drink the famous natural water.

The place was renovating when I was there but did not affect anything. I highly recommend people to visit!

3.05 months ago

I did not have a good experience.. water was very very less and the traffic block was about 3 hours.
Check the water levels before planning to go. Also consider low traffic times for travelling.

5.08 months ago

Definitely, one of the best places we visited in Wakayama. Please bring a good set of non slippery shoes. As you pay and go near to the falls, the stairs are very slippery. Absolutely, breathtaking to see one of the highest waterfalls in Japan.

4.08 months ago

Serene place. The sound of the water fall is very soothing. Walk down a steep stairs. Not recommended if you are unable to use stairs.

Need to pay extra to get near the falls. But viewing it from far is good too, if you don't want to get wet. I can already feel the water droplets even from far.

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