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Kumano Nachi Taisha

1 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0321
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Daimonzaka is one of the most well preserved part of the Kii pilgrimage route

The travel route from Kyoto to Kumanosanzan was to go to Osaka by boat down River Yodo, then south... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Equals the big boys in Myanmar, Thailand & Nepal

Not disappointed here. Wonderful architecture. Very clean site. However if you walk or drive up to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-55-0321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The travel route from Kyoto to Kumanosanzan was to go to Osaka by boat down River Yodo, then south along the western coast of Kii Peninsular to Tanabe. From Tanabe there was a route to the west linking the three sacred shrines of the Kumano...More

1  Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not disappointed here. Wonderful architecture. Very clean site. However if you walk or drive up to the Nachi Kogen Park, beautiful. And the big slide is a must! Lots to do here, but closes early so beware. The waterfall and pagoda are fantastic photo opportunity,...More

Thank AbracadabraEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shrine is one of the major stops on the pilgrimage route through the Kii peninsula. The waterfall is breathtaking, and the energy is very spiritual. There are a few shrines to see, as well as a three tiered pagoda. I recommend feeding the koi...More

1  Thank SnowyOwl49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth a visit even if you did not hike the Kumano Kodo trail. It is in the same vicinity as the Kumano Nachi Taisha and Nachi falls. The 4 tiered pagoda overlook the falls. You can pay JPY300 to go up to...More

1  Thank lolikia
Reviewed 7 September 2017

it was built more than 1300 years since establishing, it is one of the most important religion of Japan, the temple was built up of the mountain with spectacular view to see, besides, by walking along the street, you can definitely feel the historical part...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

It is a 'complex' with temples, little shops, nice café and ice cream. The water falls is very beautiful. The temples are so amazing. It would be a nice day trip if you stay around the Kumano Kodo pilgrim area. Taking public transport from Yunomine...More

1  Thank Hai N
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I spent a few hours looking at the many temples, statues, shops, pagoda, waterfall. It is truely beautiful. I drank some water from the waterfall and now wish for a long life. After walking the Kumano Kodo it's such a reward to arrive here.

Thank ursula220
Reviewed 15 August 2017

You can find nice little cafe around there. Brown sugar ice cream was really good after walking!!

1  Thank emilyangels
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Trekked the Way to this temple and have to say that it was just amazing. The Way up there with 600 steps on an ancient Path with old trees was a good Way to prepare to see the temple on top of the Hill/ mountain.

1  Thank Manta r
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This place is spectacularily gorgeous. The tourism in the area is not geared very well towards people who don't speak Japanese or know where they are going (even if they do speak Japanese) and this only adds to the charm and beauty of the overall...More

2  Thank Voodew
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Smilezillas I
2 December 2016|
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Response from suem030 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous comments. There is a very good JR forum. I suggest you pose a question on that too for any further information.
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8 April 2016|
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Response from bkpkwok | Reviewed this property |
Any time of the day is fine as long as the weather is good with sunshine. Do allow yourself more time for walking around and tour the temples at leisure. We visited in winter and mistakenly took the hike (for slightly more... More
10 February 2016|
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Response from KeniSama | Reviewed this property |
Nachi train station is the closest station to the pagoda and unfortunately it looks like it will take about 4.5 hrs to get from Osaka. Then there's an 8.5 km up hill walk inwhich I don't know if there's a bus. We rented a... More