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“From the temple grounds we enjoyed a spectacular view of Nachi Waterfall and the surrounding mountains.”
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Seigantoji Temple
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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 Meiji era as Shinto became the prominent religion in Japan, many Buddhist temples were destroyed. Originally all three of the Kumano Sanzan had accompanying Buddhist temples, but have been lost with the exception of Seigantoji Temple. The hondou (main building) is from the pre Edo era of the late 16th century. In the late Heian era as the belief that the end of the world was approaching, the custom of burying Buddhist text manuscripts arose. From a burial place within the temple grounds many Buddhist statues from the Heian era were excavated. One statue has been identified as coming from the Nara (8th century) era, which is proof that the temple has existed here from at least that time. From the temple grounds one can enjoy a spectacular view of Nachi Waterfall and the surrounding mountains.Please visit my homepage Rediscovering Japan (Wakayama) if you are interested.

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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 Get the full experience of the forrest and views on the Way.

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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.

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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 complex.

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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.

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