Kumano Nachi Taisha, Nachikatsura-cho

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#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Higashimuro-gun
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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  • In the winter because Nachi falls water few, was also worth covering has been locked in your company, no.
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  • I went to the existed hiryu shrine of Kumano Nachi Taisha, and Nachi waterfall. Down the stairs from the parking lot after 10 minutes. It was only guaranteed power.
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  • Going up a hill with a slope from the car park in front of the Nachi waterfall and climb the long stairs from which finally arrived in Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. My wife is on the stairs huge mumble was climbing yet (laughs). Could unfortunately not covered around the shrine in the renovation, the shrine has been praying health firmly. According to the website of the Kumano Nachi Taisha renovation finished description of 3/2019 at the end of it is people want to worship her, and who better to visit on or after April.
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  • Kind of hard to get here but ultimately it is something that needs to be seen when you're in Wakayama. I would suggest coming a little earlier if at all possible as you will avoid the crowds and your pictures will turn out better if you're into that sort of thing. On top of the mountain there are three temples or shrines you can walk to. Most people who drove to this place will park their cars on the bottom and pay about 500 yen then walk up the side of the mountain to reach the shrine. For the lazier folks, there is actually a gate that you can pay 800 yen and have direct car access to the parking lot at the top.
  • Nice shine to visit. There are a nice attraction around this place so do not miss it
  • Lovely! It was an amazing experience be there. So many monument very close. It wasn't too crowded despite the fact it was weekend. The pagoda is awesome. However, memories here were too expensive. Highly recommended. We couldn't have finished our Kumano kodo way in a better place.
  • Amazing shrine. Busy, but not overcrowded.
  • We entered the hollow of the old camphor tree by wooden stairs next to Nachi Shrine. Noted on my wonder-tips site.
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