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 Hours

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


  • No closing days

Access / 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 / Location

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dinesh menonⓂ @Sunny66204366 - 2020-08-25
Nippon. Island-Nation. Comprimising of 6000 islands.
Magical Land of Mountains.
Advanced Country.
TMK C. Fujimoto @tmksnl - 2019-02-04
@MD_Nalapat The tallest waterfall in Japan, Nachi, has its sacred temple, called Seiganto ji, where Indian language…
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The three-storied Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple (Pagoda) blends beautifully with Nachi Waterfall. Worth visiting...
Cow Mask @cowmask - 2016-07-15
The iconic view of San-jū dō at Seiganto-ji (青岸渡寺, Temple of the Blue Waves) with Nachi Falls in the background
JP @jprailcom - 2016-05-06
Nachi falls and Seiganto-ji temple. It's a part of World Heritage site.
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Seiganto-ji temple set in front of Nachi falls ❤

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Debay De Lux @DebayDeLux - 2016-04-12
Seiganto-ji temple set in front of Nachi falls ❤

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Basem @basem1820 - 2015-07-03
'@arabthomness: Seiganto-ji, a Buddhist temple in front of the Nachi falls in Wakayama, #Japan. #BeautifulWorld'
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Seiganto-ji, a Buddhist temple in front of the Nachi falls in Wakayama, #Japan. #BeautifulWorld
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Series of most beautiful places in #Japan: Nachi Falls and Seiganto Temple ~ photo by dulcet faber (Source Flickr)
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Seiganto-ji Temple and Great Waterfall Nachi, Japan
JP @jprailcom - 2015-02-04
Nachi falls and the pagoda of Seiganto-ji temple in Kumano.