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Nachi-san Seiganto-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Nachi-san Seiganto-ji Temple


Nachi-san Seiganto-ji Temple is the first major stop of the Saigoku Thirty-Three Goddess of Mercy pilgrimage. The current Hondo main hall of the temple was reconstructed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and is now designated as an important cultural property. The giant bell(Ohwaniguchi), upon which Toyotomi Hideyoshi's petition was engraved, is the biggest in Japan, weighing 450 kilograms with a diameter of 1.4 meters. The temple is located near Nachi-no-Taki Waterfall and a beautiful scenery of the waterfall can also be enjoyed from the temple's three-storied pagoda.
The temple was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other locations, under the name "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" in 2004.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 5:00 - 16:30
  • Three-storied pagoda: 8:00 - 16:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Three-storied pagoda: 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • Three-storied pagoda: 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 30 minutes from JR Kii-Katsuura Station by the bus bound for Nachi-san. Get off at the last stop, then walk 15 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 8, Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama, 649-5301


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Cow Mask @cowmask - 2016-07-15
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Nachi falls and Seiganto-ji temple. It's a part of World Heritage site. https://t.co/JPQDBvs7L7
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