Nachi Otaki, Nachikatsura-cho

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Part of the Kii Mountain Range World Heritage Site, Nachi Otaki represents Japan's tallest waterfall with a single uninterrupted drop, an impressive spectacle to behold. Short trails from the foot of the falls take you up and offer a closer look at the cascade and an old Shinto shrine. Put Nachi Otaki on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nachikatsura-cho vacation route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The view was just breathtaking, so beautiful and spiritual. The rock road was hard to walk but I enjoyed the historical beauty. I found people don't speak English there that much but they are really k...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Walking the ancient stone-paved, in Nachi Taisha Shrine. From there walk to the falls, is the hot way as invigorating feel sufficiently natural ion.
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  • August 10, 2017
    From Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine towards seigantoji Temple round up and go see the waterfall. Basin to go down a little bit from there, cross the road and go down further.  If you want to see in the near further pay 300 yen and admission ticket fee can be seen on the "haisyo" of stage have little life amulet around.
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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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