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Nature in Nachikatsuura

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28. November. 2018

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Nachikatsuura is a small town located at the southern end of the Kii Peninsula, a large and mountainous region home to remote hamlets and sleepy coastal fishing towns. Despite being sandwiched between, and only a few hours away from, the busy metropolises of Osaka and Nagoya, this beautiful and rugged area remains relatively undiscovered by foreign visitors. Nachikatsuura is perhaps best known as the home of Kumano Nachi Taisha. It is one of the three famous Kumano shrines linked by the ancient trails of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, a listed UNESCO world heritage site. The shrine complex sits halfway up a mountain, and the magnificent sight of its red three-story pagoda framed by the Nachi Waterfall in the background is one of Japan’s finest and most iconic views.

Nature in Nachikatsuura

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