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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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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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  • Very impressive to see Japan's tallest waterfalls, right along the 3rd Grand Shrine, Nachi Taisha. You can even walk down near the water to get a better feel and view.  more »
  • Nachi Waterfall is a bit off the beaten track and not close to any shinkansen lines so it's a bit of a trip to get there from Osaka or Kyoto at 4.5 hours each way. The area is essentially the end of t...  more »
  • Even though it require 3 hours JR from Wakayama plus 20min bus to the Temple, but I still recommend you to getting off from the "大門坂Daimon-zaka" bus stop, because it could make you enjoy the full refr...  more »