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Seigantoji Temple

8 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0401
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Buddhist temple at Shinto shrine

I wasn't expecting to find a Buddhist temple at this famous Shinto shrine! Sort of a carnival... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saranger
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Los Angeles, California
Stunning and Beautiful

This place encompases many to see in one day and they are all close together and can be done in 2... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Brisbane41
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Yulara, Australia
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8 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting to find a Buddhist temple at this famous Shinto shrine! Sort of a carnival atmosphere persists at Nachi Taisha with the crowds, but inside the shrine and the temple it was reverent and pleasant.

Thank Saranger
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This place encompases many to see in one day and they are all close together and can be done in 2 to 3 hours easily with good fitness. To get here from Kii-Katsuura Station just walk to the bus shelter and purchase a round ticket...More

Thank Brisbane41
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Sitting next to Nachi-taisha but on a slightly lower level is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect Seigantoji Temple. With the fusion of Shinto and Buddhism, it was not unusual for Buddhist temples to sit side by side to Shinto shrines. But in the...More

2  Thank tomizuta1953
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We hiked via the Stone steps to this beautiful temple, and again you become overwelmed with how Nice there templets are located. It is a very Nice experience to to see the temple and the waterfall. I Can recommend taking the hike up there to...More

1  Thank Manta r
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The hike up the mountain is rewarded the beautiful grounds for this shrine. One of the most scenic places in Japan and well worth your effort if you enjoy nature, shrines and general peace and tranquility.

2  Thank Voodew
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a Buddhist temple sharing the area with the Shinto Nachi Taisha shrine. Long ago this temple was part of a combined Buddhist-Shinto religious complex but it was separated operationally in the 1800s. The elegant, picturesque 3-tiered pagoda is part of the Buddhist temple...More

Thank DYA717
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Just beside the Grand Shrine of Nachi Taisha is this gorgeous wooden temple which is also Temple #1 on the Saigoku pilgrimage.

Thank Nonnapn
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

We visited the temple during the day, and then went back at 5am for the early morning ceremony. We were the only ones there and the monks included us in the proceedings and invited us for tea and a biscuit after - very nice. I...More

1  Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice walk around the temple complex. You can drive to the TOP by paying 800y for entrance to car park and see the waterfall by skipping the 400 steps climb. There are 2 Temple complex around this area with the 3 tiered pagoda and waterfall....More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is part of the overall Nachi Taisha temple and shrine complex, and at risk of repeating what I said there, this is the best of the three great shrines of the Kumano Kodo pilgram's walk. I liked it better than Hongu Taisha and Hayatama,...More

Thank hfulghum
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