Seigantoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Seigantoji Temple in Japan.

World Heritage: Seigantoji Temple4.3

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This temple in the mountains of the Kumano area was the starting point of Japan's oldest Buddhist pilgrimage. Standing next to Nachi Grand Shrine, one of three centers of the Kumano faith, the temple is dedicated to Kannon (goddess of mercy) and attracted pilgrims and mountain ascetics since the 10th century.

The temple's three-story pagoda, against the backdrop of the majestic Nachi Waterfall, is a most photogenic sight. After visiting the main hall, climb the pagoda to get a stunning distant view of the fall, then go downhill to approach the plunge pool. Kuro-ame (brown sugar candy) and obsidian are good souvenirs. For sweet lovers, brown-sugar ice cream is worth a try.

Purposespiritual places,world heritage,family,mysterious lands of Japan,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kansai International Airport (about 104.1km) Google Transit


5.010 months ago

The stairs going up to this point from the falls is tiring, but fun...hahaha Onve you go up here, you will see a pagoda with the falls beside it. It's a very very nice thing to see ! :)

5.02 months ago

Right next to the Nachi Taisha and Falls. You will visit here naturally as you progress from the falls to the Nachi Taisha or vice versa.
The pagoda with the waterfall in the background is a beautiful one of a kind sight.

5.02 years ago

A spiritual place. The view is outstanding and the people here are very nice! Some of the places like the waterfall, and temple has a small entrance fee. You can take the bus to get here, or stop at the bottom and hike all the way (which recommended if you are in good condition) and use the bus to go back.

5.06 months ago

Wonderful and inspiring! ❤🍀

5.02 years ago

Cool and interesting location :))

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