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Kumano Nachi Taisha

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Address: 1 Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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Nachi Primeval Forest and the tallest waterfall in Japan Nashi-no-Otaki framed by a Vermilion Pagoda

Nachisan, a generic name for the mountains surrounding Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine; part of Yoshino-Kumano National Park. For photographers the classic view of both the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Country Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nachisan, a generic name for the mountains surrounding Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine; part of Yoshino-Kumano National Park. For photographers the classic view of both the pagoda and Nachi-no-Otaki waterfall behind, is gained by walking up a wide concrete path sloping uphill from near the front of the three tier pagoda. Near a rock garden, and bronze statue are stairs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Kumano Shrine consists of three shrines, Hongu, Hayamizu and Nachi. Three shrines are close, if you drive, but poorly connected with public transports. We took a bus tour staring from Kii-Katsura station. By the tour we visited all three and the last stop was Nachi Taisha which is on top of a mountain and the end of the old... More 

Thank gehararigo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Such a beautiful and serene place. Even if you are not spiritual you can't help but feel relaxed and at one with nature when you visit this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice easy walk up to the temple with about 400 steps. If you drive, you can skip the steps and drive up to the main temple complex and see the waterfall however you have to pay 800y for car park entrance. The road leading to the TOP (on the right side with a ticket booth) is about 400m from the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of the typical shots in Japan. The place is really beautiful, not only the temples but also the fall

Thank tizibcn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Walking the Kumano and ended here. Very peaceful and picturesque. Definitely a photo opportunity. I guaranty you will take more than one.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This 3 tiered pagoda is situation amongst a myriad of temples, shrines, and other fascinating attractions in the very holy area of Kumano It is the first of the 33 places of pilgrimage in the western part of Japan which are sacred to the Goddess of Mercy. It is well worthwhile climbing the many steps up to it and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

There are three temple and shrine complexes associated with the Kumano Kodo pilgrim wall: Hngu Taisha, Hayatama in Shingu, and Nachi Taisha. Nachi Taisha is the most spectacular in all sorts of ways, from the setting on a mountain side, to the variety of structures, to the amazing trees, to... so on and so forth. This is a temple I'd... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I didn't expect such a walk when I planned my itinerary but I was super fortunate that I only had a backpack. Can't miss the fall! It just worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stunning view of a wonderful temple together with the waterfall behind. Expect busloads of people to join the experience, so it's not for spirituality you should go here. Busses connect the place with the railroad along the coastline (Nachi station), it is a ca. 20min drive. On site, i'd recommend to exit the bus at the waterfall station. The actual... More 


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