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A nice short scenic trail

From Daimonzaka bus stop through Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seiganto-ji (Temple of the Blue Waves... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Saskatoon, Canada
Mother Nature at her best

This trail is absolutely stunning and is very well sign posted. Free "trail sticks" to help with... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Sorrento, Australia
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Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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All reviews husband and wife great walk bus stop big trees grand shrine well worth the effort olden days kumano kodo kii katsuura be careful temple complex path centuries cedar route sticks shop
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

From Daimonzaka bus stop through Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seiganto-ji (Temple of the Blue Waves), Sanjudo Pagoda, then to Nachi-falls is truly nice scenic route in the woods. If you have a half day, you can surely enjoy this route.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Minstrel115
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This trail is absolutely stunning and is very well sign posted. Free "trail sticks" to help with your balance are also on offer, just return them when you are done. Be careful if the weather has been raining because the stone path is quite slippery....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MandyN537
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Diamonzaka slope is well paved with rocks but have to be more careful while raining dueto slippery. The lining tall cedar and pines trees make pilgrimage atmosphere perfect , it's only taking 1.4 kms long upto Nachi taisha grand shrine but you can do only...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 2 June 2018

For many tourists this kilometer long hike is likely to be their only chance to experience the ancient and storied Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail. This was primarily the exit point for pilgrims hiking the Kumano Kodo from the north, but today there's a public bus...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank conifer_doc
Reviewed 17 May 2018

If you are in the Osaka/Nara area or closer, and if you are interested in scenic nature or natural views, the Daimonzaka & Nachi Falls are MUST-DO experiences. There is a popular 1000-yen bus from Kii-Katsuura and Nachi stations to the Daimonzaka entrance, and there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Robert_DeeNeeroh
Reviewed 8 April 2018

In the Kumano Kodo advertising photographs, you've seen pictures of the steps here. We walked up in the morning and down them in the afternoon. The lighting was different both times and equally beautiful. Take your time when you start out. There are only 267...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 23 November 2017

It is a little bit hard to find but once you know where it is then it is easy to walk and find your bearings either back to where you started or to another bus stop. This path leads from one of the lower bus...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Brisbane41
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Many of the World Heritage sacred sites of Kumano Kodo take days of difficult walk that only experienced hikers can do. Daimonzaka Slope however allows casual walkers like us to experience a small portion of the ancient trail that ends in the grand shrine complex...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I tried on some ancient outfits in the little shop just before the husband and wife trees, Meoto Sugi trees. It was such fun and to imagine how people might have felt like in olden days. Hot though! The mother and daughter who run the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank ursula220
Reviewed 29 June 2017

It was a great walk up the mountain side to have a feel of a mini-pilgrimage. I would highly recommend if you are an experienced walker. You don't have to be an experienced hiker as the trail is very easy to walk on, but it...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Voodew
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7 October 2018|
Response from Saranger | Reviewed this property |
Several bus stops as I recall, one at the bottom of the steps, another at the top, and at least one or two more for Nachi Falls.