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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Kumano Nachi Taisha and other Nachikatsura-cho attractions using our handy Nachikatsura-cho itinerary planner.
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  • It is also exceptional climb daimonzaka Kumano-go near the car. Environment is not so wide, so slowly, turning it as no time. Moabites and seigantoji temple there, so you can explore together.
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  • Spend about 10 minutes from the parking lot, go up the stairs. Through the gate to the vivid red-painted DW. Kumano hayatama Taisha and Kumano Center of Kumano faith is called with the hongu Taisha and Kumano Sanzan, so visit take a look at three companies.
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  • Walking the Kumano and ended here. Very peaceful and picturesque. Definitely a photo opportunity. I guaranty you will take more than one.