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About Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture

This video is a promotional video titled "[Natchikatsuura Town Tourism Promotional Video] Wakayama Prefecture" (【那智勝浦町観光PR動画】和歌山県), produced by Nachikatsuura, Wakayama.

Located in the warm Kansai region of Japan, the area around Nachikatsuura in Wakayama Prefecture is surrounded by some of the best tourist spots for enjoying a casual resort atmosphere on the main island of Japan. Tourists can enjoy satisfying trips to the beautiful sea, as well as to shrines and temples where you can get a taste of Japan's culture.
Enjoy the beauty of Nachikatsuura, Wakayama through this article. Be sure to follow along with the video!

The Rich Ocean Environment of Nachikatsuura, Wakayama

Located at the southern end of Honshu, Nachikatsuura, Wakayama has a mild climate throughout the year. A large amount of fish and shellfish are caught at the rich port facing the Pacific Ocean. This includes tuna as well.
As Japan’s largest longline fishing port, the town has a lot of restaurants where tourists can eat fresh tuna for lunch, so we definitely recommend grabbing a bite to eat here.
Tuna fishing at Katsuura Port is shown in the video at 0:10.
The morning market, where visitors can taste fresh seafood, is also organized, and is usually crowded with locals and tourists alike. Another popular attraction is the market tour, where tourists can see tuna up close, guided by the staff of the fish market, in an area that is usually closed off from tourists.
The Katsuura Port is five minutes walking from Nachikatsuura Station.

Enjoy the Picturesque Ocean View of Nachikatsuura, Wakayama

The more than 100 natural hot springs in the Nankikatsuura Onsen street are the best places to relieve yourself of fatigue!
Wakayama has many Japanese ryokan where visitors can bathe in hot springs while admiring the ocean view. Bokido Cave (忘帰洞, Bokido) in Kanko Ryokan Hotel Katsuura is a rare spot where the hot spring is said to flow from a natural grotto.
There's also hot springs that can be visited on a day pass, so if you're not looking to commit to an overnight stay, consider looking into this. Nankikatsuura Onsen can be seen at 0:57 in the video.
Enjoying the scenic beauty of the ocean aboard the Kinomatsushima Sightseeing Boat is another great way to spend your time in Nachikatsuura.

Temples and Shrines in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama

Image of Kumano Nachi Taisha
Photo:Kumano Nachi Taisha

Located in Kumano Kodo in Wakayama, Kumano Nachi Taisha is one of Three Shrines of Kumano, as well as a famous historical site, registered as a World Heritage Site, in Japan. You can also hike through Daimon-zaka from Kumano Nachi Taisha to Seigantoji Temple (青岸渡寺, Seigantoji) or Hiro Jinja Shrine (飛龍神社, Hiro Jinja).
This can be seen in the video at 2:02.
The most dangerous parts of the Kumano Kodo trail are Okumotorigoe and Kokumotorigoe at Nakahechi. The Okumotorigoe trail is an advanced course that will take up the entire day.

At Hiro Jinja Shrine, an associated shrine of Kumano Nachi Taisha, tourists can visit the Nachi Falls (the largest falls in Japan) as shown in the video at 1:21.
As the waterfalls themselves are worshipped as deities at this spot, the falls attract popularity as one of the most spiritual locations where visitors can be blessed by the rich natural environment. It's also a popular location for instagrammers.
Another must-visit secret historical spot is Fudarakusan-ji Temple (補陀洛山寺, Fudarakusanji), on the beach facing Nachi Bay.

Event Information for Nachikatsuura, Wakayama!

Kumano Nachi Taisha is crowded during the Nachi Fire Festival (Nachi No Ogi Matsuri) held in July.
There's also the Nachikatsuura Fireworks Festival held in August.
Visiting traditional Japanese summer festivals in Wakayama will make for an unforgettable trip!

Summary of Nachikatsuura, Wakayama

Mt. Wakayama, Mt.Natchi, the three-storied pagoda, and Nachi Falls
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As shown in the video, the town of Nachikatsuura in Wakayama Prefecture has an amazing natural view of the sea and many historical temples and shrines.

After watching the video I bet you're itching to book your tickets! Access to Nachikatsuura in Wakayama Prefecture is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours by train from both Osaka and Nagoya.
Please visit Nachikatsuura in Wakayama – one of Japan's leading resort areas.
If you haven't yet, be sure to watch the video to get a better idea of what Nachikatsuura is all about!

【Official Website]】Nachikatsuura Tourism Association

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Last Updated : Jul. 21, 2021
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Nachikatsuura in Wakayama Prefecture - A Sightseeing Destination Embraced by the Calm Sea! Check Out Kumano Nachi Taisha and Many More Attractive Locations in Nachikatsuura, Where You Can Feel the History of Japan!
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