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Kumano Nachi Taisha

1 Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0321
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It's a pretty pagoda, especially in sakura season and with the backdrop of the waterfall. It's nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dirk W
Mermaid Beach, Australia

This three-tiered pagoda is set off by magnificent surroundings and has a view to the famous Nachi... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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1 Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a pretty pagoda, especially in sakura season and with the backdrop of the waterfall. It's nice to walk around the area, spend a good 1 or 2 hours.

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This three-tiered pagoda is set off by magnificent surroundings and has a view to the famous Nachi Waterfall. Well worth the climb. We were especially lucky to be there during the cherry blossom season.

Thank John_MtEden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to hike up to the shrine via the Kumano Kodo trail. Took us about 45 mins at a casual pace. Even took some time to enjoy a delicious brown sugar ice cream. The view of the shrine with the waterfall in the background...More

Thank azuki13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk here from Daimonzaka. Nice walk and there are shops along the way. Great view of the waterfall also.

Thank winterpine
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We reached this temple complex at the end of a 4 and a half day hike of the Kumano Kodo, including the Dogirizaka. It is a justifiable highlight with spectacular views of the pagoda, waterfall, cherry blossoms, temples, fountains. Obviously you don't need to hike...More

1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Ended our Kumano Kodo at Nachi Taisha. It's a lovely place with Nachi fall, pretty pagoda and of course, the main temple. Less crowded than the key Temples in Kyoto and Tokyo. Found tranquility.

Thank N1t3
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nachisan, a generic name for the mountains surrounding Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine; part of Yoshino-Kumano National Park. For photographers the classic view of both the pagoda and Nachi-no-Otaki waterfall behind, is gained by walking up a wide concrete path sloping uphill from near the...More

1  Thank Hitchiker_bear
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Kumano Shrine consists of three shrines, Hongu, Hayamizu and Nachi. Three shrines are close, if you drive, but poorly connected with public transports. We took a bus tour staring from Kii-Katsura station. By the tour we visited all three and the last stop was...More

Thank gehararigo
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Such a beautiful and serene place. Even if you are not spiritual you can't help but feel relaxed and at one with nature when you visit this place.

Thank InkySwallows
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice easy walk up to the temple with about 400 steps. If you drive, you can skip the steps and drive up to the main temple complex and see the waterfall however you have to pay 800y for car park entrance. The road leading to...More

Thank Michael C
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Smilezillas I
I plan to go to nachi fall this January. So i have a question, can u guy pls help me ? 1.From Wakayama Station, the train that can go to nachi fall is only JR train right ? 2.If i go by JR train, can i use JR pass ? I chk the price in website. it's a little bit pricey 3.If i use kansai thru pass, are there a train that i can go nachi fall ? Or i have to pay more for go to fall ? Thx u : )
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.
Antonius Johan K
Hello. I plan to visit the Nachi Falls on mid April. What time is the best time to visit? Is it in the morning, afternoon, or maybe sunset? Thank you
9 April 2016|
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Response from bkpkwok | Reviewed this property |
Any time of the day is fine as long as the weather is good with sunshine. Do allow yourself more time for walking around and tour the temples at leisure. We visited in winter and mistakenly took the hike (for slightly more... More
Hello, could you please let me know how to get there from Kyoto or Osaka? Is there any way to take a JR train and then a bus? Thanks so much for your help!! Regards, Fedefederiv
11 February 2016|
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Response from KeniSama | Reviewed this property |
Nachi train station is the closest station to the pagoda and unfortunately it looks like it will take about 4.5 hrs to get from Osaka. Then there's an 8.5 km up hill walk inwhich I don't know if there's a bus. We rented a... More