Exclusive Seasonal Tour of Hidden Nachisan
Local Package Tours
DescriptionJourney 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.
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
|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
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
Visit 2nd Waterfall
Waterway and Trailhead
Lunch Break (Bento box lunch will be delivered)
Visit Seiganto-ji Temple (Gomataki Fire Ritual)
End of guide service