Daimonzaka

Daimonzaka, Nachikatsura-cho: Address, Phone Number, Daimonzaka Reviews: 4.5/5

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bearykim
Singapore, Singapore338 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
lovely walk.. abit challenging as there’s lots of steps, i took the bamboo sticks available along the way which helps the ascend.. quite a magical walk up the stone steps with rows of very majestic trees..
Written December 19, 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA668 contributions
Nov 2019
If time is on your side when get to the vicinity, I fully recommend the climb, it adds so much to whole experience; trees, falls and religious sites.
Written November 10, 2019
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Lukeysarbear
Blandford Forum, UK266 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Stunning walk on the way to the temples and waterfall, all well signed.
Not an easy walk but a beautiful ancient woodland that is well worth spending the time to enjoy.
I would advise taking the walking poles available (free) at each end of the walk as it'll save your knees!!
Written May 8, 2019
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Minstrel115
Victoria, Canada384 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
From Daimonzaka bus stop through Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seiganto-ji (Temple of the Blue Waves), Sanjudo Pagoda, then to Nachi-falls is truly nice scenic route in the woods. If you have a half day, you can surely enjoy this route.
Written November 5, 2018
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Mandy N
Sorrento, Australia80 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
This trail is absolutely stunning and is very well sign posted. Free "trail sticks" to help with your balance are also on offer, just return them when you are done.
Be careful if the weather has been raining because the stone path is quite slippery.
super easy to reach from Nachi or Kii Katsuura stations via bus #31.
Written September 7, 2018
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,593 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Diamonzaka slope is well paved with rocks but have to be more careful while raining dueto slippery. The lining tall cedar and pines trees make pilgrimage atmosphere perfect , it's only taking 1.4 kms long upto Nachi taisha grand shrine but you can do only half with stop snd pick up by car or bus in the middle. At the front, there is shop for renting and dressing in Heian ancient pilgrimage costumes.
Written July 28, 2018
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Jeffrey D
Starkville, MS2,105 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
For many tourists this kilometer long hike is likely to be their only chance to experience the ancient and storied Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail. This was primarily the exit point for pilgrims hiking the Kumano Kodo from the north, but today there's a public bus stop at the bottom, and visitors riding the bus from Nachi can hop off to hike up the path to the temple complex. It's well worth the effort, if for no other reason that to hug one or more of the spectacularly ancient sugi trees (Cryptomeria japonica). Many are over 800 years old and have been admired by centuries of travelers on this path. I can't imagine visiting Kumano Nachi Taisha and not taking time to visit the trees along the Daimonzaka.
Written June 2, 2018
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Robert_DeeNeeroh
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
If you are in the Osaka/Nara area or closer, and if you are interested in scenic nature or natural views, the Daimonzaka & Nachi Falls are MUST-DO experiences. There is a popular 1000-yen bus from Kii-Katsuura and Nachi stations to the Daimonzaka entrance, and there are even wooden walking sticks available. The route is a magical walk through a forest with trees 800+ years old, along a sacred route up the mountains.

There are washrooms/toilets intermittently along the route. The route is definitely a good climb, however the slope is not steep and benches are placed along the route. The shrines and views at the top, as well as the route itself, are more than enough to compensate for the climb!
Written May 17, 2018
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Saranger
Los Angeles, CA9,168 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
In the Kumano Kodo advertising photographs, you've seen pictures of the steps here. We walked up in the morning and down them in the afternoon. The lighting was different both times and equally beautiful. Take your time when you start out. There are only 267 steps, but the elevation gain is like 600 meters! One of my favorite scenic spots. If you're lucky you may spot someone in traditional Heian period costume. If not, you can rent one yourself by the hour at a shop at the bottom of the steps.
Written April 8, 2018
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Brisbane41
Newcastle, Australia2,099 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
It is a little bit hard to find but once you know where it is then it is easy to walk and find your bearings either back to where you started or to another bus stop. This path leads from one of the lower bus stops to the main temples of Nachi Falls. It is steep and continual steps all the way so it is not suited to people with walking difficulties. The trees are tall and make for a good relaxing peaceful atmosphere while doing the walk.

I personally think it is best to do the descending walk. As there are a lot of steps around Nachi Falls take the bus to Nachi-San and enjoy the temples and surrounding area then walk down the Kumano Kondo back to the bus stop as it is all down hill. Nachi Falls is something worth conserving your energy for as you will do ample walking with plenty of stairs once you are there.
Written November 23, 2017
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