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“Buddhist temple at Shinto shrine”
Review of Seigantoji Temple

Seigantoji Temple
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I wasn't expecting to find a Buddhist temple at this famous Shinto shrine! Sort of a carnival atmosphere persists at Nachi Taisha with the crowds, but inside the shrine and the temple it was reverent and pleasant.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This place encompases many to see in one day and they are all close together and can be done in 2 to 3 hours easily with good fitness. To get here from Kii-Katsuura Station just walk to the bus shelter and purchase a round ticket to Nachi-San and the bus will take you directly here. There are many nearby walking trails and other religious shrines that all share the backdrop of Nachi Falls. It is a photographers dream and is the place where you get all those stunning photos that make your friends at home jealous. It is also a peaceful and serene place. There are food stalls and souvenir shops also available.

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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.

3  Thank tomizuta1953
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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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