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  • Nachi Waterfall (Hiro Jinja Shrine)
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan
    This betsugu (associated shrine) of Kumano Nachi Taisha honors the deity of the Nachi-no-Taki waterfall. Boasting Japan’s largest uninterrupted drop of 133 meters, the waterfall is 13 meters wide and has a plunge basin with a depth of 10 meters. It is lit up a night during New Year’s Eve and is one of Japan’s top three waterfalls. Close to the waterfall is a viewing area where visitors can drink water from the plunge basin which is said to be water for longevity.

    This whole area is just a fantasy land for the eyes. Such beauty everywhere and then there is this beautiful shrine next to the waterfall. Don't miss walking over here if you are in the area, totally...

  • Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine
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    4.5
    524 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 1
    One of the Three Head Kumano Shrines which serve as the headquarters of all Kumano shrines nationwide. Unlike the other two, however, the origin of this shrine lies in a primeval faith which sees the Nachi Falls deep in the mountains as sacred. At the affiliated Hiro-jinja Shrine, the falls themselves are worshipped, and since ancient times this shrine has been visited by numerous faithful and other visitors asking for a long life. Visitors can drink the water at the falls’ basin from a platform directly in front of the falls; the water is said to give longevity. The shrine’s grounds contain six vermillion lacquered buildings such as the main nave, hall of worship, and treasure house, as well as numerous other points of note such as the Stone of the Yatagarasu (a mythical three-legged crow), and a massive 850-year-old tree planted by the noble Taira no Shigemori.

    What an unopportunity! It's under renovation so the front of shrine was covered with canvas and scaffolding but There is a small path to let I see part of this grand shrine. Nearby Seigantoji temple...

  • Seiganto-ji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 8
    A Tendai sect Buddhist temple which is the first station on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. Once a great Shugendo Shinto-Buddhist temple dedicated to Nachi Falls, it was divided into the Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Seiganto-ji Temple with the official order separating Buddhism and Shintoism in the country. The temple has long been a holy place in the Kumano faith, which seeks self-enlightenment through the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage. The temple’s main object of worship, a figure of Cintamanicakra, is said to have been found at the basin of Nachi Falls and enshrined here by Ragyo, a priest who came to Japan from India during the reign of Emperor Nintoku (313-399). The vermillion three-tier pagoda behind the main temple nave harmonizes with the falls and creates a beautiful (and popular) photo spot.
  • Yoshino-Kumano National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie prefecture, Nara prefecture, Wakayama prefecture
    This national park straddles the three prefectures of Wakayama, Mie and Nara, and is made up of the mountainous areas located in the middle of the Kii Peninsula and the rivers and coastal areas located in the southern part of the peninsula. There are many scenic sights in the park such as Yoshino Mountain, famous as one of Japan’s top cherry blossom viewing areas, the well-known and highest peak in the Kinki region Mt. Hakkyogatake, Kareki Nada known for its beautiful scenery, as well as numerous historical buildings including the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, which is registered as a World Heritage Site. There are visitor centers in two areas of the park in Ukui and Odaigahara, exhibiting materials on nature and the ecosystems of each region, as well as periodically holding events such as nature observation sessions etc. Sign language or written messages may be used for communication.
  • Steak House Hinoki
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    4.5
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 1-1-13
    This steakhouse opened in 1972 in Nachikatsuura Town of Higashimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. It is run by the second-generation owner. Since its opening, its flagship item has been a hamburg made from 100% local high-quality “Kumano” beef. For lunch, there’s a set that includes a juicy hamburg along with Katsuura tuna steak. Hamburgers are popular, too. For dinner, you can enjoy steak made with Kumano beef and Japanese black beef as well as fresh grilled seafood.

    I love sushi but a good steak is heavenly. You are in tuna town but this place ignores that a brings great Japanese beef to the table in a welcoming space. English menu and the chef speaks as well...

  • Katsu-ura Kaisanbutsu Center
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 5-1-1
    This souvenir shop is in front of Kii-Katsuura Station and carries nearly 500 specialty Wakayama products, with a focus on marine products. It is operated by a fish shop and guarantees the freshness of its fish and dried products. There’s tuna, whale, horse mackerel, common squid, and other fish along with processed goods. You’ll also find Kishu dried plums, kelp, wakame sea vegetable, local sake, sweets made from orange and plum, and more. There’s even a rest area you can use while waiting for the train.
  • Daimon-saka Chaya
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 392-4
    You’ll find this teahouse in front of “Meotosugi” near the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route “Daimonzaka” in Nachikatsuura Town, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture. It makes a great rest stop, and they even rent out Heian period clothing. They have “eboshi” noble headgear for men, traveling costumes for women, children’s clothing, and more in a variety of colors and sizes. You can get photos taken in costume and even walk to Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine while wearing them.
  • Takehara
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 4-3-23
    This dining facility is about a three-minute walk through the arcade from Kii-Katsuura Station, and it’s well-known for its local tuna dishes. The snug interior features only counter seats and is often filled with tourists as well as locals. The fresh tuna is bought directly from fishermen and has a viscous texture with a rich taste. The thick cuts of tuna sashimi are especially popular. There are also a la carte dishes and sets, and the place is busy in the afternoon and evening.

    no English menu and they speak very little English but definitely worth eating here to taste their tuna. Small bar type restaurant, just counter seats and small menu. Tuna was best we had during 3...

  • Tour of Ki-no-Matsushima Islands
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Katsura 442-20
    This sightseeing cruise ship departs from the Katsuura sightseeing pier and treats passengers to the beauty of the deep blue sea and small islands. The area is referred to as “Ki’s Matsushima” because its beauty is said to rival that of Matsushima, considered one of Japan’s three most scenic spots. You can see “camel rocks,” “lion island,” “crane island,” which is famous for its caves, and Yamanari Island, where it is said Taira no Koremori drowned himself after his defeat. You can also get off at the Taiji Whale Museum partway through and catch another boat afterwards. Kii-Katsuura Station is the closest station to the pier.

    何度も乗っていますが飽きません。 名勝の紀の松島を間近に見られますし岩の間を絶妙なテクニックで通り抜けたりします。外海に出るとかなり揺れますが逆に楽しいです。 ホテル浦島さんの有名な忘帰洞を海から見ることもできます。 親潮の色が違うことを感じてください。 料金は1400円ほどでした。 浦島さん中の島さんにお泊りの方はホテル桟橋から乗船することもできますが眺めの良い席は先に埋まってしまますので...

  • Nanki Marine Leisure Service
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Ugui 285-2
    This whale watching ship operates from late April until around the end of September. The Sea of Kumano is famous for whale and dolphin sightings, and each trip lasts three and a half to four hours. When in season, there are about 20 species of whales and dolphins off the coast, from sperm whales over 18 meters long to humpback whales, minke whales, killer whales, false killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, and more. Seeing these majestic creatures swinging their tail fins is a sight to behold. Reservations required. The closest station is Ukui Station.
  • Katsura-jo
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Katsura 398-11
    This is a local cuisine restaurant centered around bluefin tuna around an eight-minute walk from Kii-Katsuura Station in Katsuura, Nachikatsuura Town. They offer a variety of dishes using bluefin tuna unloaded at Katsuura Port, which welcomes some of Japan's best tuna catches. The most popular tuna set meal is one where diners can try bluefin tuna cuisine such as sashimi style, cutlet style and teppan-yaki style all at once.

    Went in, it was obvious from the start that the chef was in a bad mood when he told me that the place was closing st 19g (instead of 22h as advertised). I should have probably left...also my...

  • Bokido Cave and Genbudo Cave
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Katsura 1165-2
    Bokido and Genbudo Caves are hot springs located in Hotel Urashima in Katsuura in the town of Nachi Katsuura. Both are on hotel property, and the baths are in natural caves created by wave and wind erosion. Guests can soak in the hot spring, viewing the scenery and sending the closeness of nature in the rock surface and the sea.
  • nachikurotei mimuro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 195
  • Sabouchinchouan nachisanten
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 39

    What a great place for a hot udon and soba. Udon is soft and chewy. Buckwheat soba is nice and firm. End with kuri zenzai (sweet made with soft beans and chestnuts), very subtle flavours but an...

  • Nishiki-no-Yu (Roadside Station Nachi, Nachi Station Koryu Center)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Hamanomiya 361-2
    This day-use bathing facility is in the exchange center adjacent to JR Nachi Station. The town managed station building is modeled after a Shinto shrine, and it's a base for tourism in Nanki Kumano. The second-floor facility with its large public bath has a view of Nachi Bay and its beaches as well as the blue waters of Katsuura by day and its city lights by night. A simple thermal hot spring, its water is said to alleviate nerve pain, as well as muscle and joint pain. It offers convenient access to Mt. Nachi. There you'll find Nachi Falls, with the longest single uninterrupted drop in the country, Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine, and Seigantoji Temple, the first stop on the Saigoku Kannon Reijo Pilgrimage.
  • Masudaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 5-2-14
    "This seafood restaurant is about three minutes on foot from JR Kii-Katsuura Station. They offer a menu full of locally harvested whale and tuna dishes including their specialty maguro-don rice bowl, as well as less common yet popular fare like Korean yukhoe, spring rolls, and steamed Chinese dumplings. Their ""Recommended Set"" and ""Tuna Kaiseki Banquet Course"" showcase delectable tuna, and their ""Yokubari Teishoku Set"" is limited to 10 meals a day. If you prefer meat, they also serve dishes featuring Kumano beef. Their hot pots come recommended in winter."
  • Roadside Station Nachi
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Hamanomiya 361-2
    This roadside station on National Route 42 where the Kumano Kodo's Nakahechi Trail intersects with the Ohechi Trail is widely used as a base for sightseeing. The prime location has a variety of nearby attractions such as Daimon-zaka, Nachi Falls, and Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. Nachi-eki Kouryu Center is on the premises, as well as a farm stand selling handmade items like mehari-zushi rice balls and jam. Its Kumano Nachi World Heritage Information Center showcases local history, and its Nishikinoyu hot spring facility is open until 22:00. Nachi Beach is just a short walk away.

    JR那智駅のロータリーと駐車場を共有する道の駅。鉄道は無人駅なのでホームに自由に出入りできる。道の駅としては売店の特産品の種類が少なく寂しいが、こじんまりした温泉があるので電車待ちで海を見ながら温泉に入るなどの使い方も。トイレは綺麗に清掃されており車中泊には向いている。

  • Yamaguchi Kohodo
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 167-2
    "This souvenir shop is half way along the approach to Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Seigantoji Temple. They sell traditional Nachiguro inkstones used for calligraphy, made of Nachiguroishi black stone. Officially designated Wakayama Prefecture souvenirs, these items are of such superb quality that they've been presented to the Imperial family as gifts. The second-generation shopkeeper is recognized as a Wakayama Prefecture master craftsman and has won the Japan Inter-Design Award. The shop is renowned for a kind of inkstone known as the ""Mandala-no-Michi,"" made from a particularly rare variety of Nachiguroishi black stone. Their figurines of owls and the mythical yatagarasu are popular."
  • Gosaku
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tenma 697-1
    "This locally popular izakaya Japanese style pub in Nachikatsuura Town was founded 25 years ago by an owner who learned the trade in Tokyo. They feature succulent local seafood like fresh maguro tuna sashimi and the delicacy known as shibiwata (maguro stomach). They also serve Western fare like their own pizzas. The shop was featured on the BS-TBS TV network's program “Rui Yoshida's Pub Crawl,"" which made their Gosaku Pizza famous."

    帰郷する毎に兄弟で行きますが1月は店長お勧めでこの季節ならではの生の鯖押寿司を初めて食べましたが絶品でした。また地元の味だけでなく例えばスパゲッティなどにもバリエーションが豊富ですし、私が住んでいるタイのメニューまであって非常に研究熱心なメニュー構成だといつも関心しながら味を堪能しています。

  • Fudarakusanji Temple
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    3.5
    43 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Prefecture Higashi Muro-gun Nachikatsura-cho Hamanomiya 348
    This temple is about three minutes on foot from JR Nachi Station. From the ninth to the eighteenth centuries, priests would fill their boats with 30 days' worth of provisions including food and oil and set out for Fudaraku, the mythical location of Kannon's Pure Land believed to be in the far southern seas. This temple is known as the starting point of the voyage. In 2004 the temple was recognized as part of the World Heritage Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. The principal object of worship is a Sanbojuichimen Senju Sengen Kannon Bosatsu image that's an Important Cultural Property. You can also view a replica of the boats they used for the voyage and the grave marker of the priests who attempted the trip.

    This temple is not amazing, but it has an interesting story associated with it. A priest sailed on a boat from the coast near this shrine to find heaven. He never returned and his boat was never...

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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