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. Plan your visit to Seigantoji Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nachikatsura-cho online trip builder .
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  • I went in the Kumano Sanzan hopping from Kumano-shrine right next to seigantoji Temple in also. Next to hongu hongu Taisha vermilion is lively new to reticent than sober, but I liked this temple is. Falls behind the pagoda looks as solemn and very nice.
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  • Sitting next to Nachi-taisha but on a slightly lower level is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect Seigantoji Temple. With the fusion of Shinto and Buddhism, it was not unusual for Buddhist temples to...  more »
  • You can see the statue of Bon 8/15, 3/22 Equinox, go somewhere one day and 3 days. It enshrines the bodhisattva statue and bridge the other day. Nice
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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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