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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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Trip up the nachi fall

I took a bus from Kii Katsura station for 1000 round trip. Had lunch around the vicinity. It was a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Beautiful and Relaxing place

To be 100% clear the pagoda in all the photos is not part of the main Nachi Taisha, although that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yulara, Australia
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1 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0321
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank chong1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Brisbane41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank SoHengHeng
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.

Thank Gidons51
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
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Not disappointed here. Wonderful architecture. Very clean site. However if you walk or drive up to the Nachi Kogen Park, beautiful. And the big slide is a must! Lots to do here, but closes early so beware. The waterfall and pagoda are fantastic photo opportunity,...More

1  Thank AbracadabraEngland
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This shrine is one of the major stops on the pilgrimage route through the Kii peninsula. The waterfall is breathtaking, and the energy is very spiritual. There are a few shrines to see, as well as a three tiered pagoda. I recommend feeding the koi...More

1  Thank SnowyOwl49
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Wanggie H
6 November 2017|
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
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
Smilezillas I
2 December 2016|
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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.