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. A visit to Nachi Otaki represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nachikatsura-cho road trip website to plot your vacation.
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  • Kumano Taisha seigantoji Temple and turned, and finally arrived at the waterfall. As along the Kumano ancient road is gone in taste (laugh), so to climb the stairs of 480-souvenir shop, free parking, and visit while we went to the falls. Seigantoji Temple from the Hill or even to Otaki, ibexes stone steps (varies with size and stage, difficult to walk), is pretty hard. Will those with weak legs hard!. Because it falls after the Typhoon was was impressed by the scale of WOW. Is down stone steps from the falls and then return course uphill... hard.
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  • A very impressive waterfall next to Nachi shrine , 133 meters high , the highest in Japan . Going down 150 stairs , you reach the best view point . Also can be seen from the hill of the shrine . Admis...  more »
  • Fantastic - amazing end to our hike. You can get right up close and even drink from the source (in your own special dish).  more »

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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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