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Seigantoji Temple

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Address: 8 Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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Kumano walk

Nice walk around the temple complex. You can drive to the TOP by paying 800y for entrance to car park and see the waterfall by skipping the 400 steps climb. There are 2 Temple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice walk around the temple complex. You can drive to the TOP by paying 800y for entrance to car park and see the waterfall by skipping the 400 steps climb. There are 2 Temple complex around this area with the 3 tiered pagoda and waterfall. Good for photo shoot with the waterfall in the distant.

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Shoreline
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is part of the overall Nachi Taisha temple and shrine complex, and at risk of repeating what I said there, this is the best of the three great shrines of the Kumano Kodo pilgram's walk. I liked it better than Hongu Taisha and Hayatama, though both were beautiful in their way. Seigantoji is in a lovely location, and is... More 

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Hiroshima, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This place is out of the way, but worth the trip. Some of the new roads are not on the mapping system, but if I had to do it again, I'd take a motorcycle and make it into a weekend trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Begin by walking up Daimonzaka (get off at the second bus stop once you arrive; the first stop is at a parking area - the second stop gets you right to the start of the road that leads to the stairs of Daimonzaka). You first arrive at Nachi Taisha. Walk across the shared compound through the gate to get to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I drove up into the pagoda since had no time to walk. 800 yen for parking fee, it's ok for saving my time and legs. The officer will take your photo and put it in fram; 1,200 yen. However, if you bring your own camera, this view is for free.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I saw it in an advertisement. The exact same photo thar I took, I couldnt be happier to have been there and seen it with my own eyes. Well worth a visit!

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Had a quick tour of the Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seigantoji Temple and the Pagoda where one could get a nice shot of the Nachi Otaki.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

A little past the tourist photo booths set up on the temple terrace, walking towards the pagoda, are the best spots for photos of the falls. Explore the paths, staircases and road between the temple and the pagoda for a good vantage point. To non-Bhuddists the significance of this rather ordinary-looking temple was lost on us so we shouldn’t have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We arrived there at around 1pm. It might be better to have stayed close to the area and shoot the temple and waterfalls in the morning or sunset.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Nice old temple. Better-looking than the newer concrete living quarters they built. I did see a expensive looking, large, white Lexus sedan peel out. Must of have been the head priest taking his meditative stroll but updated to using the 21st century methods lol.

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