Nachi waterfall

Nachi Waterfall (Nachi Falls - Nachi no Taki), located in the district of Nachikatsuurain the province of Wakayama, is one of waterfalls best known in Japan.

With a drop of 133 meters, 13 meters wide and 10 meters deep, it is the highest waterfall in the country with a unique uninterrupted fall. There are two rocks at the top that are the guardians of the waterfall and the sanctuary Shinto that is in place.

Much more than just a natural beauty scenario, the falls of waterfall they are worshiped as the home of a Shinto deity. The thunderous sound of a huge volume of water every second will provide anyone with a spiritual experience, where every morning the Shinto priests of the sanctuary they make offerings to the waterfall in a silent ritual.

The visit to the waterfall and the sanctuary is free and inside the sanctuary there is a observation platform to the waterfall, but you need to pay 300 yen to venture out on the observation platform.

In 1918, Mount Sutra was excavated at the base of the waterfall and many important archaeological artifacts were found, including statues, mirrors, altars and sutra cylinders.

Hours of Operation: from 7: 00 to 16: 30 hr.

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Waterfall History

Long before the organization of religious doctrine, locals loved the falls of the waterfall as being home to a spiritual deity. Later, a sanctuary was built, and the sanctuary priests serve the divinity daily. The zigzag paper curtains, known as shide, hanging from the waterfall, mark the sacred presence of a Shinto deity.

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