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Daimonzaka

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Address: Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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Shady but humid climb

A beautiful walk through tall trees with gentle, wide stairs all the way that are good for the thighs on the way up and bad for the knees on the way down. Humidity is high in this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
BadgerCT
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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395 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful walk through tall trees with gentle, wide stairs all the way that are good for the thighs on the way up and bad for the knees on the way down. Humidity is high in this damp forest and there are lots of insects in summer. I’d recommend doing the uphill route from the Daimonzaka bus stop so you... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

There is a short section if you are short of time to the Nachi waterfall, or you can keep going deeper into the trail

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Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This ancient street and slope is the beginning of the walking tour of Kumano Kodo and the highlight. You can feel and enjoy mysterious atmosphere.

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Sendai, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This hundreds year-old pilgrim road is one of those world heritages. I wondered if the road is worth the honor before I went, but it is! But it is not recommended for someone who has mobile difficulties. The road is slippery especially after rain and out of any kind of (medical) assistance, except of tourists.

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1 Thank ayusuke
Queenstown, New Zealand
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234 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

You can't help but feel the spirituality on this walk, nature at it's best it's a bit of a hike up 600 meters long with 267 stairs but all along the way you are engulfed in natural beauty. Don't miss the husband and wife trees that are growing side by side and are estimated at being 800 years old. If... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A steep climb but very atmospheric and spiritual. Quiet too so able to stop and rest. Nicecafe/shop at the top

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Daimonzaka was the main pilgrimage path up to Mt. Nachi and the temple complex there in ancient times. It's one of the better paths that's set with stone. This short section preserved since the olden days really gives you a good feeling of what it must have been like walking in a remote secluded forest. The are a pair of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Took the bus from Kii-katsuura JR station to Daimon-zaka. Then hiked 800m uphill to Nachi Taisha and Nachi-no-taki. Walking among trees in September was cooling.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

go by bus from kii katsuura station and get out at this bus stop and take a walk for and hour along with a scenery like a poster. It is worth for this walking route

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Jakarta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I walked down this route from Nachi Taisha so it was easy for me. I only took 30 minutes to finish it. At the bottom you could walk to the Daimonzaka parking lot to get bus to the Katsuura station.

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