Kumano Nachi Taisha, Nachikatsura-cho

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See the fusion of Buddhist and Shinto influences that separates the region from others at Kumano Nachi Taisha, a UNESCO-protected Shinto shrine occupying the same plot as a Buddhist temple. Located halfway up the mountain, the shrine stands at 350 m (1148 ft) above sea level, with its impressive backdrop featuring the tallest waterfall in the country. The shrine's architecture and spiritual importance combine with the scenery to give the area an atmosphere of reverence and calm. Part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, the shrine--along with others on the 1000-year-old pilgrimage route--has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plan your Kumano Nachi Taisha visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nachikatsura-cho using our Nachikatsura-cho trip planner .
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  • I went up stairs. Unfortunately today, located in the Central shrine in repair work, was wearing a sheet.
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  • In late February 2018, my wife and I spent three wonderful days in the Kii Peninsula area. The most spectacular experience of our three days was our visit to the Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine and Nachi wa...  more »
  • I was pleased for the whole days on the Kumano Kodo on these views of the Nachi Taisha. A beautiful place I can recommend warmly.
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