World Heritage: Seigantoji Temple4.3
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
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5.02 months 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.
5.02 months ago
Cool and interesting location :))
5.011 months ago
The combination of three-story-pagoda and waterfall is excellent!
5.03 months ago
5.02 years ago
First of all, its name is really cool. The name of this temple reminds me an Indian missionary crossing all the way over the Blue Ocean.I feel something spiritual romance.