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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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  • The paved road is tight. 500 stairs was a bit harsh in my middle age. Breath for several months, is flat, to break away challenging was climbing when it is tight. It was great time still to climb, they looked outside view this view would. Overlooking the scenic view in the news, etc.. To spend time 30 minutes at about-good luck from the climb. Its value is 10 minutes.
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  • There are each getting here describes the omote-Sando. 472 stairs greets you. In order to entice you along the way, I'm tired, juice all over the place. Give in to the temptation, win is up to you. How to overcome temptation, 472-climbs to say great reward is waiting. Good luck, let's cut to climb!
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  • Ended our Kumano Kodo at Nachi Taisha. It's a lovely place with Nachi fall, pretty pagoda and of course, the main temple. Less crowded than the key Temples in Kyoto and Tokyo. Found tranquility.  more »