Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Sights

Nachi Taisha

  • 1 Nachi-san Map It
  • Nachi-Katsuura-cho
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The shrine overlooks Nachi-no-taki 那智の滝, the highest waterfall in Japan, which drops 430 feet into a rocky river. At the bus stop near the falls, a large torii (gate) marks the start of a short path that leads to a paved clearing near the foot of the falls. A 15-minute climb up the mossy stone path opposite the souvenir shops is the temple and its small museum. You can ride an elevator to the top of the bright red pagoda for an on-high view of the waterfall. Next to the shrine is the 1587 Buddhist temple Seiganto-ji 青岸度時, starting point for a 33-temple Kannon pilgrimage through western Honshu. Many visitors walk here from a point several kilometers away on the road to Nachi Station. The temple grounds offer mountain views to the southwest.

Sight Information


1 Nachi-san, Nachi, 649-5301, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Shrine free, elevator ¥300, museum ¥200
  • Shrine: daily 7–5; museum: daily 8:30–4:30

Published 12/10/2015


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