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Kumano Nachi Taisha

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It's under renovation so scaffolds and canvas covered the front of shrine

What an unopportunity! It's under renovation so the front of shrine was covered with canvas and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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Most beautiful of the Kumano Sanzan

The temple complex at Nachi is one of the best places to see the blending of the older Shinto... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Jeffrey D
Starkville, Mississippi
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1 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What an unopportunity! It's under renovation so the front of shrine was covered with canvas and scaffolding but There is a small path to let I see part of this grand shrine. Nearby Seigantoji temple is also renovated but it's allowed tourist to get inside.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The temple complex at Nachi is one of the best places to see the blending of the older Shinto religion newer Buddhist practices. The main worship halls for each are immediately adjacent to one and other at this site, and it is immediately obvious how...More

1  Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Nachi was the end of our 3 days Kumano’s trip. After walking 60 kms, we were happy to reach the famous pagoda and its waterfall. Of course it is well communicated and you can reach kii katsuura by bus (25 min). I’m pretty sure I...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

The cost to ascend the tower is 300 yen per adult. I almost chose not to do it, but my girlfriend convinced me. It was one of the best decisions we've made on this trip! The view on a clear spring day is incomparable -...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

It takes about 20mins - 30mins walk from Daimon-Zaka, Feel excited when see the wonderful view from Seigantoji Temple (Pagoda).The ambience at Nachi Taisha is comfortable and quiet, not much tourist (groups) here.

Thank Faye925
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was the 3rd of the three Kumano Grand Shrines on our Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage walk & visit. Definitely the busiest of the three. Walk up the Daimon-zaka steps if able. Otherwise the bus will drop you near the top. Plenty of shopping for souvenirs.

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 13 March 2018

In late February 2018, my wife and I spent three wonderful days in the Kii Peninsula area. The most spectacular experience of our three days was our visit to the Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine and Nachi waterfall. Hidden away in the mountains, it is a...More

1  Thank PJS1958
Reviewed 18 February 2018 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

Thank dmcgavock
Reviewed 1 February 2018

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.

Thank Siobhan F
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

Thank chong1
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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
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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.