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Amazing history

Located next to Nachi Taisha and near Kumano Kodo, the temple has an interesting history. According... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
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Great pagoda, great view of waterfall

You have to pay to see this pagoda, but the view of the waterfall is what really makes this worth... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Located next to Nachi Taisha and near Kumano Kodo, the temple has an interesting history. According to our guide, 7 Indian monks were found adrift and rescued after a shipwreck long time ago. Most of them continued their journey except one who mediated under the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

You have to pay to see this pagoda, but the view of the waterfall is what really makes this worth it. The temple itself is interesting but there are others in Japan that are more interesting. I loved it for the waterfall view. Amazing

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank shendrix
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Its outer architecture was under renovation but inside is allowed for visitors , its old , dark ambient makes solemn. This place provides stamps as I am one fan for stamps' collectors.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

I wasn't expecting to find a Buddhist temple at this famous Shinto shrine! Sort of a carnival atmosphere persists at Nachi Taisha with the crowds, but inside the shrine and the temple it was reverent and pleasant.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed November 23, 2017

This place encompases many to see in one day and they are all close together and can be done in 2 to 3 hours easily with good fitness. To get here from Kii-Katsuura Station just walk to the bus shelter and purchase a round ticket...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Brisbane41
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Sitting next to Nachi-taisha but on a slightly lower level is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect Seigantoji Temple. With the fusion of Shinto and Buddhism, it was not unusual for Buddhist temples to sit side by side to Shinto shrines. But in the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

We hiked via the Stone steps to this beautiful temple, and again you become overwelmed with how Nice there templets are located. It is a very Nice experience to to see the temple and the waterfall. I Can recommend taking the hike up there to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Triggerfishdk
Reviewed June 29, 2017

The hike up the mountain is rewarded the beautiful grounds for this shrine. One of the most scenic places in Japan and well worth your effort if you enjoy nature, shrines and general peace and tranquility.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Voodew
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This is a Buddhist temple sharing the area with the Shinto Nachi Taisha shrine. Long ago this temple was part of a combined Buddhist-Shinto religious complex but it was separated operationally in the 1800s. The elegant, picturesque 3-tiered pagoda is part of the Buddhist temple...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank DYA717
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Just beside the Grand Shrine of Nachi Taisha is this gorgeous wooden temple which is also Temple #1 on the Saigoku pilgrimage.

Date of experience: May 2017
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