Daimonzaka, Nachikatsura-cho

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Take the easy hike up the quaint cobbled steps of Daimonzaka. The 600 m (1,968.5 ft) path leads you through a corridor of old, well-established cedar trees, all the way from the valley floor to the shrine complex above. Soak up the serene atmosphere from the peaceful trail, and witness the "husband and wife" cedars at the top of the slope, with their roots entwined. Keep your eyes peeled for the picturesque Nachi falls, visible from the top of the trail. By using our Nachikatsura-cho itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Daimonzaka and other attractions in Nachikatsura-cho.
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  • September 21, 2017
    Think some people to experience the Kumano ancient road from the entrance gate to Hill walk to Nachi's supposed enjoyment I think but don't have time, also a long stair climbing impossible. 1 place only Kumano ancient road and situated in the middle of the road connecting the Nachi, Nachi Falls, go in the direction of Nachi by car, if you must. You can see the scenery of the stone space can stop down lane from the Nachi waterfall side, several vehicles, so from there lasting daimonzaka. Only just a little bit, but atmosphere of Kumano ancient road can feel fully. Please watch out to stop the car.
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  • August 28, 2017
    Daimonzaka, many of the 800-year-old trees and the atmosphere is outstanding. Parked at the parking lot for free and walk to daimon to Nachi Taisha and Nachi Falls. Distance is at 3 km and may be up to 4 km and it took about 3 hours. Summer is a little tight, but the value is. Wrong in walking shoes, sandals are tough.
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  • August 24, 2017
    It is a small part of the Kumano Kodo carrying up to Nachi Taisha. A wonder to go up this path paved by the forest path finding altars. From Kii katsuura, the bus that goes to Nachi has a stop at the beginning of this path.
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You can find a couple of guesthouses and minshukus (private homes with rental rooms) close to the temple, located inland from the center of Nachikatsuura-cho. However, by far the greatest collection of places to stay in Nachikatsuura-cho lies down by the coast. You can find some good budget hotels near the main train stations that run past the water, as well as some side-street guesthouses. Look for traditional ryokans offering onsite spa facilities close to the hot springs.
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