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Address: Nachisan, Higashimuro-gun, Nachikatsura-cho 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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Take it slowly and it's an easy walk

Walking up Daimonzaka is a great way to approach the temple and shrine at the top. You could take a bus to get you further up, but we liked the idea of starting at the bottom. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Walking up Daimonzaka is a great way to approach the temple and shrine at the top. You could take a bus to get you further up, but we liked the idea of starting at the bottom. It was our little piece of the Kumano Kodo. The tall trees and stone stairs made for an easy, cool walk in early December.... More 

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Atsugi, Japan
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97 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We have been here during fully sunny days so it was quite humid to walk on a beautiful walk trail. It some astonishing big trees lined up to make your walk more calmly. But it seems some big trees has been cut down making tough to walk in summer season. Not recommended to go in sunny days. Just skip it... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

It's a pretty stone walkway up/down the side of the hill. I enjoyed it, wasn't too far, just 1km too so if you aren't a hiker or have younger kids it's not crazy far, maybe a little steep so be careful.

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Thank Jo S
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

It was a quiet and peaceful uphill trail with old, tall tress all around. Among them the "Fir Couple" - 2 tall fir tress at the beginning of the trail. It took us slightly more than an hour to reach the Daimonzaka Tea House.

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Thank bkpkwok
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

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 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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 58 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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