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


5.05 months ago

Nachi Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan. It has a drop of 233 meters which holds the title of being the tallest waterfall with a single uninterrupted drop in the country. Parking is at the front of the waterfall. It may cost ¥800 and just 5 min walk Parking is ¥500. There is free parking as well but then you have to walk 2km. Also from the pagoda view, they have a bus service. Or you have to walk. Parking is a bit costly near to pagoda. It is ¥1300 for a car park.

5.06 months ago

One of the most wonderful things to see and places to visit in all my life and travels. I wish I would have come sooner. Truly a blessing for me to witness such beauty. Thank you. どうもありがとうございます

5.02 months ago

Bring an umbrella despite the blue skies and sun. It’s Hawaii weather over here, occasional showers come and go. If you have forgotten an umbrella, the souvenir shops at the top by the red pagoda sell them (in the event that it starts pouring). Parking is plentiful here, and throngs of people come here for the majestic view of the waterfall.

If you descend down the steps, it’s a bit slippery and damp as you get closer. There’s a photographer that can take a shot of your group for about 3500 yen I think. For another 200 yen, you can ascend up the stairs to the side and get closer to the falls.

5.09 months ago

One of the tallest waterfall of Japan, a much visit place in your list if you visit Japan,

Truly breathtaking to watch this beauty,
Parking is paid at nearby places.

I went early because want to take drone shots of this fall.
Oh man really a magical place to see this place.

5.0a year 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.

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