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Kumano-Nachi Taisha

One of the three major shrines on Kumano mountains that is believed to help with relationships and wishes. There is an 850-year-old giant camphor tree and many other spots to see.

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A world heritage, shrine

In 662 BC, Kamuyamato-iware-hikonomikoto (became Emperor Jinmu) dedicated Nachi Waterfall as a god in this shrine. It is the head shrine of Kumano Shrines all over in Japan, known as one of the three major Kumano Shrines. It has another name, “Musubi no Miya” which means the shrine to bring a marriage and wishes to come true.

After a long stone steps, a red prayer pavilion looms, followed by six main chambers each holding different gods, that form a holy area. Besides the main chambers, there are the Bird Stone said to be the former crow that led Prince Jinmu to his destination, Nanrei Shrine known for the symbolic rebirth ritual, Yama-zakura cherry planted by the famous general, Hujiwara no Hidehira, etc. The holy Nagi tree, which has adapted to the nature in Kumano, is believed to bless visitors with peace and safety.

The place is open to the public for free, but you have come a long way, try the formal worship (the First Ceremony fee: 5000yen) which lasts for 30 minutes. A priest will explain the shrine’s history in the main chambers. After a worship, receive mementos at the shrine office, including the victory amulet with the design of a crow, believed to be the messenger from Kumano god.
The shrine was registered as World’s Cultural Heritage at UNESCO in 2004.

Highlights

  • The main head shrine of all Kumano Shrines in Japan.
  • There are main chambers, the holy tree, the crow’s Bird Stone, etc. on the premises.
  • Amulets for different blessings.

Photos

  • Kumano-Nachi Taisha

    Kumano-Nachi Taisha

  • A red prayer pavilion

    A red prayer pavilion

  • Nachi Waterfall is known for its beautiful scenery. Another shrine office stands there.

    Nachi Waterfall is known for its beautiful scenery. Another shrine office stands there.

Reviews

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  • 陳國雲

    很有靈氣的神社。

  • Tim 天

    瀑布和三重塔在同一個畫面裡格外美麗。

  • Rene Wang

    乾淨又寧靜雖然階梯有點多,但風景非常漂亮,還可看到飛龍瀑布。

  • LuiLun Huang

    從那智瀑布沿著旁邊的坡道爬階梯上來,三重塔是那智大社很醒目的建築,
    上塔費$300日幣,從塔上看瀑布的景觀更不一樣。

  • Shakun Tse

    空氣清新很適合戶外散步,心靈放鬆的地方。

  • Susana Lee

    雖然走上來很累,但上面的風景非常漂亮,值得來。

  • 李宗漢

    建造在群山之中很完整的神社建築,很美!

  • Gayetri0603

    世界級的遺產,也是日本全國3仟多熊野大社的總本社,和旁邊的青岸渡寺、那智瀑布形成一個信仰中心。

  • 孫玲

    本來看到那麼多階梯有點想放棄,一路慢慢爬上來,風景越來越美麗也能同時欣賞瀑布,神社的維護保存很完整,真的不虛此行。

  • Joel

    一座能夠使人感到平靜,心神安寧的場所

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Details

Name in Japanese
熊野那智大社
Postal Code
649-5301
Address
1 Nachisan, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama
Tel
0735-55-0321
Holidays
The premises open to the public
Hours
7:30am-4:00pm (Kumano-Nachi Taisha, Main Chamber Office)
Admission
The premises open free to the public
Access
From JR Kinokuni Line, Kii-katsuura Station, ride Kumano-Gobo Nankai bus for 30min
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)