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Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine熊野那智大社


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.

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place Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 1
phone 0735550321

Review of Kumano Nachi Taisha

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Reviewed:2018/07/28 It's under renovation so scaffolds and canvas covered the front of shrine
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...
Reviewed:2018/06/03 Most beautiful of the Kumano Sanzan
The temple complex at Nachi is one of the best places to see the blending of the older Shinto religion newer Buddhist practices. The main worship halls for each are immediately adjacent to one and...
Reviewed:2018/05/20 Nice experience after a long walk
Nachi was the end of our 3 days Kumano’s trip. After walking 60 kms, we were happy to reach the famous pagoda and its waterfall. Of course it is well communicated and you can reach kii katsuura by...

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Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 1 [map]



Grounds free

※ Treasure Hall 300 yen
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Available 30spaces
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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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