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Daimonzaka

Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 11-753-8777
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Give the trees a hug!

For many tourists this kilometer long hike is likely to be their only chance to experience the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeffrey D
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Starkville, Mississippi
Must-do Japanese pilgrimage and nature route

If you are in the Osaka/Nara area or closer, and if you are interested in scenic nature or natural... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Robert_DeeNeeroh
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“great walk” (3 reviews)
“tall trees” (3 reviews)
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Nachisan, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5301, Wakayama Prefecture
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+81 11-753-8777
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"husband and wife"
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"great walk"
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"tall trees"
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"bus stop"
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"olden days"
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"trail head"
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"the main road"
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"short distance"
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"kii katsuura"
in 4 reviews
"stone stairs"
in 2 reviews
"grand shrine"
in 2 reviews
"route"
in 6 reviews
"centuries"
in 2 reviews
"advertising"
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"forest"
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"meters"
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"shop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For many tourists this kilometer long hike is likely to be their only chance to experience the ancient and storied Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail. This was primarily the exit point for pilgrims hiking the Kumano Kodo from the north, but today there's a public bus...More

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

If you are in the Osaka/Nara area or closer, and if you are interested in scenic nature or natural views, the Daimonzaka & Nachi Falls are MUST-DO experiences. There is a popular 1000-yen bus from Kii-Katsuura and Nachi stations to the Daimonzaka entrance, and there...More

1  Thank Robert_DeeNeeroh
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

In the Kumano Kodo advertising photographs, you've seen pictures of the steps here. We walked up in the morning and down them in the afternoon. The lighting was different both times and equally beautiful. Take your time when you start out. There are only 267...More

Thank Saranger
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

It is a little bit hard to find but once you know where it is then it is easy to walk and find your bearings either back to where you started or to another bus stop. This path leads from one of the lower bus...More

2  Thank Brisbane41
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Many of the World Heritage sacred sites of Kumano Kodo take days of difficult walk that only experienced hikers can do. Daimonzaka Slope however allows casual walkers like us to experience a small portion of the ancient trail that ends in the grand shrine complex...More

Thank GabyVM
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I tried on some ancient outfits in the little shop just before the husband and wife trees, Meoto Sugi trees. It was such fun and to imagine how people might have felt like in olden days. Hot though! The mother and daughter who run the...More

1  Thank ursula220
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is a romantic place in a dream-like location. There is a staircase, forest, shrine and waterfall. What else to expect? Highly recommended!

Thank Vladimir B
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

It was a great walk up the mountain side to have a feel of a mini-pilgrimage. I would highly recommend if you are an experienced walker. You don't have to be an experienced hiker as the trail is very easy to walk on, but it...More

1  Thank Voodew
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Take this trail if walking up to Nachi Taisha I walked up to Nachi Taisha from Nachi station. Along the way, I passed by the Daimonzaka trail head and looked around the area and took some photos. Then I decided to continue my hike on...More

1  Thank DYA717
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

If you want to walk uphill amidst rows of huge cedar trees, take the Daimonzaka route to the Nachi grand shrine. It may be a bit difficult as it is steep in some places but well worth the effort.

1  Thank Nonnapn
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