Kumano Kodo Waterfall Worship Hike

Pilgrimage to Nachi's Sacred Upper Falls

Nachi Waterfall, also called the First Fall (Ichi-no-Taki), was enshrined as a deity by Jimmu-Tennô (the legendary first emperor of Japan). Further inland, the forty-eight waterfalls that flow through the sacred Mt. Nachi have been revered as places of performing rigorous monk training leading to enlightenment. In the "Pilgrimage to Nachi's Sacred Upper Falls," you will step into the god precinct, which is normally closed to the public, and visit the Second Fall (Ni-no-Taki) and the Third Fall (San-no-Taki).

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Kumano Kodo Waterfall Worship Hike

Activity Details

Time Schedule(tentative)
    7:30
    Kii-Katsuura Station
    7:56
    In front of the Nachisan bus stop
    8:10
     The approach to Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine (467 steps)
    9:00
     Official visit to Nachi Taisha Shrine and the main shrine
     Visit Seiganto-ji Temple
    10:00
    Entering the mountain
    Dugout
    A short break
    The Second Fall (Ni-no-Taki)
    The Third Fall (San-no-Taki)
    13:00
    Descent
    13:10
    Lunch
    14:10
    Nachi Waterfall, Otaki Shrine
    Dugout
    15:00
    Dismissal
Fee

Price per person (in the case of two people booking together): 29,700 yen

※Please contact us if you would like to join alone or with more than three people.

What to bring

Drinks for hydration

Cotton gloves (we will be walking on rocks)

Towel (to wipe off sweat)

Comfortable clothes

Non-slip athletic shoes

Raincoat (in case of rain)

Backpack (handheld bags are not recommended)

On the day of the hike, the guide may refuse to take you if your clothes (or shoes) are not suitable for the hike.
In that case, the tour fee will not be refunded.

Precautions

The tour will take about 3 hours on mountain roads, crossing rivers and unpaved paths.
As a rule, eating, drinking, and smoking are not allowed in the shrine area.
(Except for rehydration drinks and snacks that the guide will hand out during breaks.)
The course may be changed or canceled due to stormy weather or other weather conditions in consideration of safety.

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