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


5.02 weeks ago

When you look at travel guides on the internets, you often will read, how difficult it is to get a picture of the waterfalls, or even better - the most desired picture with the Pagoda and the Waterfall without having too many people on it.

There are suggestions about view angles and how to crop pictures ... My suggestion is, be early - I have been there at 7:30 and took series of pictures with no one one it. Just beat the tourist busses - that will do the trick. :-)

5.05 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.

5.03 weeks ago

There is a place you should come to visit if you like natural heritage place! Amazing! Even one the day was raining!

3.0a month 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.

5.02 months ago

Beautiful, magical place. I recommend a 7:30am adventure to visit. One of my absolute favorites!

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