Kumano Kodo Walk, Daimon-zaka & Kumano Nachi Taisha

  • Nachisan

  • Daimon-zaka slope

  • Kumano Nachi Taisha

  • Incense censer at Seiganto-ji Temple

Kumano TREK, English Speaking Guides


Kumano Kodo Walk, Daimon-zaka to Nachi Falls (Kumano Nachi Taisha and Seiganto-ji Temple)

The Daimon-zaka slope is an ancient stone staircase lined with centuries-old trees, leading from the valley bottom to the base of the Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine complex.  

This walk climbs these worn cobblestone stairs, and visits the Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seiganto-ji temple, and Nachi Falls, the tallest in Japan at 133 meters high.

Join us to experience this beautiful cultural landscape firsthand.


1) 20,100 yen


Tour Outline

Course Name Daimonzaka & Kumano Nachi Taisha
Distance ~2.2 km
Time ~3 hours 30 mins
Difficulty 1.5
What is a difficulty rating of walking trails?
Meeting Place Daimon-zaka parking area (大門坂駐車場)
Tour Ending Place Base of Nachi waterfall near, Taki-mae bus stop (滝前)
Maps Kumano Kodo Nachisan Map, Nachisan Map

Tour Options

Bus dep: Kii-Katsuura 8:25
Bus arr: Daimonzaka 8:44
Meet Guide Start Tour 8:45
Finish Tour 12:15
Bus dep: Nachi-no-Taki-mae bus stop 12:29
Bus arr: Kii-Katsuura 12:53
Train dep: Kii-Katsuura 13:46
Train arr: Shin-Osaka 17:50

Bus dep: Kii-Katsuura 9:05
Bus arr: Daimonzaka 9:24
Meet Guide Start Tour 9:25
Finish Tour 13:00
Bus dep: Kii-Katsuura 9:45
Bus arr: Daimonzaka 10:04
Meet Guide Start Tour 10:05
Finish Tour 13:30

Bus dep: Kii-Katsuura 13:05
Bus arr: Daimonzaka 13:24
Meet Guide Start Tour 13:25
Finish Tour 17:00

※OPTION 1 allows guests the chance to complete the tour and still catch a direct limited express train from Kii-Katsuura to Shin-Osaka.

※ NOTE: Train times are subject to change (due to season, weekend and holiday schedules, weather, line checks or repairs, or other delays). Please double-check train information before the date of your tour.

※ Please specify which tour time you would like to join when making the reservation request.
If you would like a different time, please contact us for details.
Price Notice
20,100 yen per group
1~10 people

※ Maximum 10 people per tour.
※ Price includes insurance fee.
※ Prices does not included transportation fees or meals for participants, but does include meals and transportation costs for the guides.
Please contact us for pricing for children. 

NOTE: Kumano Trek may not accept children on some guided walks.
Public Bus
Daily busses leave from Kii-Katsuura station. (Bus timetable #8)
More bus timetables

Another transportation option is to take a taxi from Kii-Katsuura Station.
If you have luggage there are coin-lockers on the first floor of JR Kii-Katsuura station (availability may vary depending on the season).
Lunch is not included in this tour. Please have a lunch before or after the tour.
● wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
● be prepared for rain.



Tour Date *
*Requests must be made 10 or more days in advance.
Contents Type * Tours & Activities
Number of Participants * Male: Female:
Details of participants: age, general fitness level, other information that is relevant, etc.
Tour Option *
Name of Accommodation the Night Before Stay, Tour, Activity, etc. *