Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kumano Nachi Taisha includes both a Shinto shrine and Buddhist temple – which for most of their history were under the control of one religious authority.
Facing ‘Nachi-no-taki’, a 133 metre tall waterfall, Kumano Nachi Taisha demonstrates the importance of nature devotion in Shintoism – in which many natural features including waterfalls, rivers, mountains, stones and trees are considered divine – along with the harmonious coexistence of Shinto and Buddhist beliefs that pervades Japan.
Also referred to as ‘Nachi-Katsuura’, the shrine is one of three that make-up the ‘Kumano Sanzan’ or Kumano Grand Shrines. As such, many visitors will want to visit this shrine along with Kumano Hongu Taisha and Kumano Hayatama Taisha.
Information regarding accommodation nearby shrine can be found through our ‘Katsuura Onsen Area’ hotel page.