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

  • Nachi Falls

  • Kumano Nachi Taisha

  • Daimon-zaka

  • Seiganto-ji Temple

Wakayama Local Guide Association


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.


Standard rate(2025)
1) 29,900 yen
Peak season(2025)
1) 32,600 yen
Standard rate(2024)
1) 26,500 yen
Peak season(2024)
1) 28,900 yen


Tour Outline

Course Name Daimonzaka to Nachi Falls (Kumano Nachi Taisha and Seiganto-ji Temple)
Distance ~2.2 km
Time ~3 hours 30 mins
Difficulty 1.5
What is a difficulty rating of walking trails?
Meeting Place Your accommodation in Kii-Katsuura area.
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 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 12:40
Bus dep: Kii-Katsuura 9:45
Bus arr: Daimonzaka 10:04
Meet Guide Start Tour 10:05
Finish Tour 13:35

Bus dep: Kii-Katsuura 13:05
Bus arr: Daimonzaka 13:24
Meet Guide Start Tour 13:25
Finish Tour 16:55

※ Option 1 is good for guests who wish to take the train to Osaka in the afternoon after the 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
※ Maximum 10 people per tour.
※ Price includes insurance fee.
※ Price does not include transportation fees or meals for participants but does include meals and transportation costs for the guides.
Please contact us for pricing for children. 

NOTE: Mi-Kumano 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.
If you have luggage, there are coin-lockers available at the Kii-Katsuura station.
Not included in this tour. Please have lunch before or after the tour.
After Tour
There are a few options once the tour is complete.

● Take a train to Osaka.
● Stay overnight at accommodation in Nachisan or Katsuura area.
● wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
● be prepared for rain.



Tour Date *
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Tour Option *
Name of Accommodation the Night Before Stay, Tour, Activity, etc. *
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Thank  you for your cooperation.
Please be sure to list the actual name of the accommodation and not just an area.