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Kumano Nachi Taisha

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Address: 1 Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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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.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 is rather instagram-worthy. Definitely worth the hike.

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Singapore, Singapore
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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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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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 the Kumano to visit but it certainly adds to the appreciation of this special place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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.

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Country Victoria, Australia
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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 front of the three tier pagoda. Near a rock garden, and bronze statue are stairs... More 

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Tokyo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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 Nachi Taisha which is on top of a mountain and the end of the old... More 

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Thank gehararigo
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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 the TOP (on the right side with a ticket booth) is about 400m from the... More 

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