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


5.0a month ago

It might be a bit of an effort to get to the waterfall from the city, but trust, this is one of those scenes you don’t want to miss when you hit Japan. The waterfall is truly breathtaking, around there are a lot of other temples and shrines. It is also possible to get there by car, or at least as close as you can get to the entrance. The top floor, where all the temples are is also available by car ( 800¥ parking fee )

5.0a month ago

The most beautiful temple, pagoda and incredible waterfall. Not as crowded as other places we visited. We loved it.

5.0a month ago

This place will definitely satisfy your lust for nature because this will take away your breathe away both literally and figuratively. Don't be put off by the secluded nature of the this site because it is worth the travel on the end :)

5.04 weeks ago

Really nice view! If you come with elderly in the rainy day, you should take the taxi from Kii-Katsuura or Nachi station for around 5800-6600 yen. Because It might be difficult to walk from the nearest bus stop for around 15 minutes to the pagoda. Else, you can take the bus from those station to the shrine around 1000 yen round trip.

5.07 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.

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