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Seigantoji Temple

8 Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0401
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A very scenic place

The hike up the mountain is rewarded the beautiful grounds for this shrine. One of the most scenic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
3-tiered pagoda is part of temple

This is a Buddhist temple sharing the area with the Shinto Nachi Taisha shrine. Long ago this... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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8 Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Voodew
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank DYA717
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.

Thank Nonnapn
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...More

Thank Dirk W
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....More

Thank Michael C
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,...More

Thank hfulghum
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
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...More

2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I drove up into the pagoda since had no time to walk. 800 yen for parking fee, it's ok for saving my time and legs. The officer will take your photo and put it in fram; 1,200 yen. However, if you bring your own camera,...More

Thank Wichuta R
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I saw it in an advertisement. The exact same photo thar I took, I couldnt be happier to have been there and seen it with my own eyes. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jo S
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