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Wakayama Prefecture's Famous Waterfall

This is the introductory video, "Japan’s Tallest Waterfall: Nachi no Otaki- A World Heritage Site(直瀑落差日本一の滝 世界遺産 那智の大滝)". Nachi no Taki is one of Japan's many world-heritage sites, and this 4K video shows its dynamic scenery.

Nachi no Taki waterfall in Nachi-katsuura, Wakayama prefecture, is a famous waterfall in Japan's Kansai region. It is admired and believed to contain the spirit of the deity of Hiro Jinja shrine, an associate shrine of the world heritage site, Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine.
We will introduce various facts about Nachi no Taki, one of Japan’s Three Famous Waterfalls ranked together with Kegon no Taki in Nikko, and Fukuroda no Taki, in Okukuji.

The Charms of Nachi No Taki, Wakayama Prefecture

Image of Nachi no Taki・Wakayama Prefecture
Photo:Nachi no Taki・Wakayama Prefecture

Kumano Sanzan, the three Main Kumano Shrines which consist of Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine (Sacred object: Nachi no Taki waterfall), Kumano Hayatama Taisha shrine (Sacred object : Gotobiki Iwa rock in Kamikura mountain) and Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine, are all registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the title "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes."
Shown in the video, Nachi no Taki is registered as a world-heritage site because of its superb view.

Visitors can enjoy the ‘Nachi Shijyu Hattaki waterfall’ and a lot of beautiful mountain streams in Nachi Primeval Forest and Nachi no Taki, is ‘Ichi no Taki’, the largest one among them.
It is also called ‘Misuji no Taki’ as its stream forks into 3 separate veins due to a rift in the bedrock of the waterfall's crest.

The Beautiful Scenery of Nachi No Taki

After walking through a Torii gate at Hiro Jinja shrine, visitors will see a superb view of Nachi no Taki. (shown from 0:56 in the video)
The breath of Choshiguchi is 13 meters (~42 ft.) and the height from the top of the waterfall to its basin extends 133 meters (~436 ft.).
Compared to other waterfalls, Nachi no Taki ranks 12th in Japan and is currently the tallest one-step waterfall in Japan.

You can enjoy the beautifully clear waterfall basin (that is more than 10 meters deep) from the observation platform, which is a great spot for taking photos. (shown from 2:28 of the video)

Enjoy Your Time and Take in Everything That Nachi No Taki Has to Offer.

Image of Wakayama, Nachi Mountain, The Three Story Pagoda, and Nachi no Taki
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Nachi no Taki can be enjoyed in any season, and offers various kinds of scenery depending on the time of year. One of the best times to go is winter, when Nachi mountain gets colder.
There is an annual event called ‘Otaki Shimenawa Harikae-shiki’ every year on December 27th and a lot of people visit to enjoy the scenery of the illuminated waterfall.

You can also enjoy eating lunch at restaurants around Seigantoji temple after watching the waterfall.
There are also some hotels near the station with hot spring facilities where you can enjoy a nice relaxing bath.


Image of Nachi no Taki・Wakayama Prefecture
Photo:Nachi no Taki・Wakayama Prefecture

The video provides viewers with the fascinating and eye-catching scenery of Nachi no Taki's mysterious atmosphere.
Nachi mountain and Kuano Kodo are known as location for Shugendo and Takiroshugyo (Buddhist training with waterfalls) and are now also tourist destinations for those who enjoy hiking.
Take a map with you when you visit there to enjoy a day trip of walking around and seeing Sanju-no-To (the three story pagoda) of Nachi mountain Seigato-ji temple, Nachi-san Kyo-zuka, and Nachi Primeval Forest, as well as Nachi no Taki at your leisure.

◆Tourist Information of Nachi no Taki waterfall◆
【Address】Nachi-san, Katsuura-cho Oaza, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama, 649-5301
【Admission】300 yen/Adult 200yen/Child (as of March 2020)
【Access】Bus service is available: from the nearby station, Kiikatsuura Station of Kiihonsen line to Nachi no Taki waterfall Bus stop

【Official Website】Nachi no Taki waterfall, Nachi-Katsuura Town Tourism Assocciation

【Official Website】Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine Nachi Ontaki Hiro-jinja shrine

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Nov. 24, 2020
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Behold! The Beautiful Scenery of Nachi no Taki! As One of Japan’s Three Famous Waterfalls, Nachi No Taki Is So Beautiful and Powerful That Visitors Can't Take Their Eyes off of It!
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