Kumano sacred sites

紀伊山地の霊場と 参詣道 "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range."

The locations and path of this heritage site were based on their historical and modern importance in religious pilgrimages. It was also noted for its fusion of Shinto and Buddhist beliefs, and a well documented history of traditions over 1,200 years.

Nachi Falls


Nachi Falls (那智大滝, nachi no ootaki) is one of the three major watrfalls as well as Kegon and Fukuroda in Japan. Nachi is located in southern Wakayama prefecture. It is also chosen as 100 best Japanese waterfalls. The height of the falls is 133m and the width is 13m. As a single straight falls, Nachi Falls is the highest waterfalls in Japan. It has been respected as the sacred waterfalls by many people. Today, it is registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tourist Info.
There is a parking around the bottom of the falls.
Seigantoji temple has a great view of this falls.

0. at Shingu Station.
1. use JR Kise Line to Nachi (21 min.)
2. use bus to Nachisankan kanko center.