Exclusive Seasonal Tour of Hidden Nachisan

  • Gomataki fire ritual

  • Nachi falls

  • Pilgrimage dress

  • Seiganto-ji temple in Nachisan

Local Package Tours


Journey into the mysterious sacred area of Nachi on this exclusive seasonal hiking tour!

Guided by local experts, trek to the first three waterfalls of Nachi-no-Taki.

First, receive purification in the main shrine of Kumano Nachi Taisha, placing sacred white stones. Then visit the Second and Third upper falls, (Ni-no-taki and San-no-taki, respectively).

Visit the oldest tree in Nachi’s Primeval Forest, Nachi Ipposugi, a 1,000-year-old cryptomeria.

Call upon the Buddhist guardian king, Fudo Myo, in a sacred Gomataki fire ritual, for protection.

Finally, bask near the base of the Japan’s highest single-drop waterfall.


1 guest(s) 80,000 yen
2 guest(s) 124,000 yen
3 guest(s) 168,000 yen
4 guest(s) 212,000 yen
5 guest(s) 256,000 yen
6 guest(s) 300,000 yen
7 guest(s) 344,000 yen
8 guest(s) 388,000 yen
9 guest(s) 432,000 yen
10 guest(s) 476,000 yen

 Tour Overview


Join us on an exclusive seasonal hiking tour beyond the magnificent Nachi Waterfall to a mysterious, prohibited area of Nachisan’s sacred primeval landscape. 

The tour includes a forest and river hike to hidden waterfalls normal not accessible to the general public—a rare chance to experience this forbidden spiritual site!

WHEN March to May
TOUR TIME OPTIONS OPTION 1: Start from 8:31 to 14:00
OPTION 2: Start from 9:31 to 15:00
ROUTE Nachisan
OVERALL LEVEL Intermediate
TYPE Day guided.
RECOMMENDED FOR Those who want to experience the hidden sacred Nachisan waterfalls normally not accessible to the general public


 Day guided by Kumano Kodo local guides

 Lunch box

 All ceremonies, activities and entrance fees



 Miscellaneous personal expenses such as drinks etc.

 Travel insurance (please purchase this before your trip)


● A mountain trail with sections unpaved, uneven surfaces of dirt, roots and cobblestones.  Please wear appropriate footwear.
● Tour itinerary may change depending on local circumstances and/or weather.

Any questions? Contact us!


     Meet guide at Nachisan bus stop

     Visit Kumano Nachi Taisha (Purification Ceremony, Sacred branch offering, Shiratama rock offering)

     Visit Seiganto-ji Temple

     Trailhead and Waterway

     Visit 2nd Waterfall

     Visit 3rd Waterfall

     Return Route

     Visit 2nd Waterfall

     Waterway and Trailhead

     Lunch Break (Bento box lunch will be delivered)

     Visit Seiganto-ji Temple (Gomataki Fire Ritual)

     Visit Main Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki)

     End of guide service


Day Guided
Journey with Kumano Kodo local guides.
Walk in Sacred Hidden Nachi
A forest and river hike to hidden waterfalls normally inaccessible
Visit Kumano Nachi Taisha
Home to Japan’s tallest waterfall.
Gomataki Fire Ritual
A burning wood votive is offered to cleanse and invite protection from life's ills


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