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Great pagoda, great view of waterfall

You have to pay to see this pagoda, but the view of the waterfall is what really makes this worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
shendrix
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Scottsdale, Arizona
It's under renovation but impreesive inside

Its outer architecture was under renovation but inside is allowed for visitors , its old , dark... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
jajavalB
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Bangkok, Thailand
via mobile
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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 would strongly recommend this, because you experience the temple without the crowd and in a serene setting, as it should be seen.

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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.

Good for photo shoot with the waterfall in the distant.

Thank michaelc679
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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, though both were beautiful in their way.

Seigantoji is in a lovely location, and is part of a great place to wander, walk, and be surprised.

Thank hfulghum
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This place is out of the way, but worth the trip. Some of the new roads are not on the mapping system, but if I had to do it again, I'd take a motorcycle and make it into a weekend trip.

Thank KeniSama
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Begin by walking up Daimonzaka (get off at the second bus stop once you arrive; the first stop is at a parking area - the second stop gets you right to the start of the road that leads to the stairs of Daimonzaka). You first arrive at Nachi Taisha. Walk across the shared compound through the gate to get to Seigantoji Temple. The co-existence of this Buddhist temple and Nachi Taisha speaks to the history of the area and its Buddhist/Shinto past. Pilgrims walking the Kumano Kodo are likely more interested in the shrine, but for many tourists the main goal is the pagoda. The unpainted wooden temple buildings, with intricate carving and gold infill, contrast dramatically with the red and white painted shrine in the adjacent space.

The walk from the main hall down to the three-story Pagoda offers clear views of Nachi Otaki (Nachi no Taki), the longest waterfall in Japan. You can get good photos with the Pagoda in the foreground and the waterfall in the distance from the road looking down on the pagoda.

When we visited in December, the veranda which would give the best views was closed to the public. We choose not to pay extra to visit the pagoda and shoot from there to the waterfall since it didn’t look to us as if you could get much better shots and you couldn’t include the pagoda _in_ the photo if you were in it yourself.

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