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.

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


5.03 months ago

An absolutely beautiful waterfall with a large area to view it from. I've been to a lot of waterfalls in Japan but this would have to be one of my favourites.

A slight walk from the car park/bus stop which has some rocky steps, these could be a little treacherous (especially in the wet) for older people or anyone who has trouble walking.

From here it is about a 10-15 minute walk up hill to the Seigantoji pagoda which has another awesome view of the waterfall.

Try to visit here on a quiet day as it is very peaceful and much more enjoyable with less people around.

4.05 months ago

Picturesque falls set in a nice natural surrounding. 4 stars becaause the falls were, while impressive, not as impressive as.others I've seen. No pool at the base just a rocky outcrop.

5.06 months ago

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!👍

4.0in the last week

The view of the waterfall from the 3 tiered Nachi Pagoda is breathtaking. You can even walk down around 15 minutes from the Pagoda to witness the falls from closer. Don’t forget to try out the Sakura-Mochi ice cream!

5.0a month ago

A very spectacular view. Entrance is FREE, unless you would like to go to th view deck...but seeing the falls at a lower viewpoint is already good enough. You can buy omamori here for a souvenir :D There is a photographer after the stairs (I think the charge is 1300 yen), but you can always just take a selfie instead...haha

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