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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  • Nachi bus until the environment along the way and Shrine at strategic points with pretty tough walking up stairs is 10 minutes. Visit day was the day of setsubun, so on the grounds of demons and "fortune in out" of billboards were erected. Haiden (could see the bean-throwing ceremony) under construction in 拝mezu, of course, is the main sanctuary of the staff. Old cinnamomum camphora spirits company (shouれisha) about 850 years cinnamomum camphora's honours as a sacred tree. 胎内くぐり through the stem with Homa tree (300 yen), and hollowing, has been praying for. Stamp is Nachi Taisha Shrine and us, Gen Inc. (in MORIO Agata plane right) of minutes, his Foundation special nokyo in commemoration of 1700-sho "Nachi Taki figure' (firstfruits cost 2000 yen only 1,700 sheets) also has earned.
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  • Yatagarasu is famous. Within the Museum, there are recommended. Your worship of Amaterasu emerges once to the light, are worth looking at and. Mechanism is not understood.
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  • Here's your sacred tree is really like, we visit several times. Your sky views from the sacred tree is very mysterious. Parked in a parking lot near here suggest, Nachi shrine → Nachi Taki course. Going up the stairs quite backwards.
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Where to stay in Nachikatsura-cho

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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