Seigantoji Temple, Nachikatsura-cho

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Higashimuro-gun
Absorb the distinctive beauty of Seigantoji Temple, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, according to legend, founded by Indian monk Ragyō Shōnin. Built near the impressive Nachi Falls, which were previously a location of nature worship, the terrace at the temple affords breathtaking views of the cascade, the tallest in the country. Be sure to bring along your camera to capture photos of the view and the exquisite buildings in the temple complex. To visit Seigantoji Temple on your trip to Nachikatsura-cho, use our Nachikatsura-cho trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Nachi waterfall and three-storied pagoda is so cool! Shinto shrines, temples and waterfalls and places it at 1 bean ball and what to say, is a world heritage site! Good to go!
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  • August 4, 2017
    We hiked via the Stone steps to this beautiful temple, and again you become overwelmed with how Nice there templets are located. It is a very Nice experience to to see the temple and the waterfall. I ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    The who has been around 33 places in one of the hardest part. My overnight Katsuura hot spring trip to pray has been. Katsuura station selection frame of the bus, but this is a car. Kumano Taisha and Nachi waterfall can be visited at the same time, so slowly and spend your time
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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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