Kumano Nachi Taisha is a Shinto Shrine, and a part of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range of Japan. It is one of the three Kumano shrines, with Hongu Taisha and Hayatama Taisha, which are collectively known as the Kumano Sanzan.
It is also included in a large area of religious structures both influenced by Buddhism and Shintoism, particular in Kumano region.
The site also prides the tallest waterall in Japan, Nachi no Taki (Nachi Falls), which drops 133 meters.
Complete your Kumano Pilgrimage Trails by visiting the three Grand Shines of Kumano (Kumano Sanzan).
Aside from viewing the main hall of the Kumano Nachi Taisha, enjoy the combined beauty of Nachi Waterfall and the vermillion pagoda, which are parts of Seigantoji Temple.
The shrine is best visited during Nachi-no-Hi Matsuri (Nachi Fire Festival) every month of July.
Kumano Naichi Taisha can be accessed by a bus ride from Kii-Katsura Station or Nachi Station. Buses mostly depart every 45 minutes. A bus ride costs 480 Yen.
Kumano Taisha Shrine is open all year round from 8:30-16:00, and admission to the shrine grounds is free. There are separate entrance fees for Seigantoji Temple (300 yen for the Pagoda), and Nachi no Taki Waterfall (300 Yen for viewing platform).
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