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Kumano Nachi Taisha

1 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0321
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Sacred site - popular destination

I was fortunate to be here during the off-season but even so I can see that this place is built for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dmcgavock
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Great atmosphere

I didn't know much about Nachi Taisha but I'm very glad we visited! It has an amazing view of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Siobhan F
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Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
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1 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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"the bus"
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"beautiful view"
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"beautiful shrine"
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"kii katsuura"
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"japanese temple"
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"big gate"
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"unesco world heritage"
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"main temple"
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"brown sugar ice cream"
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"katsura station"
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"sakura season"
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"up stairs"
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"worth the climb"
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"cost yen"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was fortunate to be here during the off-season but even so I can see that this place is built for crowds. I experienced a couple of waves of tour buses emptying onto the site. That said it clearly is a very sacred place and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know much about Nachi Taisha but I'm very glad we visited! It has an amazing view of the falls, the pagoda, mountains, and the ocean! It feels spiritual.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I took a bus from Kii Katsura station for 1000 round trip. Had lunch around the vicinity. It was a nice walk up as we alighted about 4 stops earlier to walk up from daimonkaiza station to nachi station. Good air and good trekkng experience....More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

To be 100% clear the pagoda in all the photos is not part of the main Nachi Taisha, although that Pagoda can be seen from Kumano Nachi Taisha, it is not a part of it and it has a different name. This place is the...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Loved Nachisan area. It surprised me how beautiful it was. It's still a little off-beat to most international tourists, which makes it easier to enjoy than others famous temples. The waterfall is amazing. Also visit the Pagoda to take a picture of it with the...More

Thank Paula C
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We got the bus to the bottom and walked up loads of steps to get to the sights. Was a really hard slog! You could also get the bus right to the top of you couldn’t manage it. The waterfall is nice. There are souvenir...More

Thank Charisma89
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Kumano Shrine, the Nachi waterfall & the Pagoda at the same time. They are located in the same area. One could see the waterfall & pagoda from the shrine. We park near the shrine & paid 800yen for parking. After visiting, we drive...More

1  Thank SoHengHeng
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A very impressive old shrine dating back to the 16 century. Surrounded by more modern shrines and religious buildings . Going up 400 stairs. One of two most important shrines to the Shinto. Part of Kumano trails declared UNESCO World Heritage.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Nachi Taisha is the biggest and deserves spending longer hours than the other 2 grand shrines (in Hongu and Shingu) on the sacred World Heritage Kumano Kodo trail. Not a single temple, it's located in a hilly complex together with the famous Nachi waterfalls and...More

1  Thank GabyVM
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The travel route from Kyoto to Kumanosanzan was to go to Osaka by boat down River Yodo, then south along the western coast of Kii Peninsular to Tanabe. From Tanabe there was a route to the west linking the three sacred shrines of the Kumano...More

2  Thank tomizuta1953
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Wanggie H
6 November 2017|
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Response from Voodew | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I cannot answer your questions. We took a normal bus to this area and there was no special place to put luggage, so I would plan on leaving your luggage somewhere else if possible, prior to getting on the bus IF you... More
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chong1
5 November 2017|
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Response from lolikia | Reviewed this property |
Look up schedule at Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau and look up transport. Tried to give the link but it does not allow me. Bus fare is JPY 220 and there is a bus every 30min in the afternoon ie 2pm, 2:30pm, etc. Bus ride... More
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Response from suem030 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous comments. There is a very good JR forum. I suggest you pose a question on that too for any further information.
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