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Kumano Sanzan & Nachi Waterfall

by Hideo
(80) Reviews
12h $ 303 Price up to 30 people

Highlights

  • Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki)
  • Kumano Nachi Taisha
  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha
  • Kumano Hongu Taisha

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302.60 USD

Price up to 30 people
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Extra person ( more than 30 people ).
$ 4.45
Extra hour.
$ 8.90

What to Expect

"The sacred sites and the pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range, including Kumano Kodo," is designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2004. Kumano Kodo, the ancient path, is a generic term of pilgrimage routes leading to "Kumano Sanzan," or the three main shrines of "Kumano Nachi Taisha," "Kumano Hayatama Taisha" and "Kumano Hongu Taisha." People from all levels of society including retired emperors and aristocrats came to pray for the marvels of nature in the Kumano sanctuary from Kyoto and Osaka, and it was described as "ant processions." There are over 3,000 Kumano Shrines across the country and the Kumano Sanzan is foremost among these shrines.

First I would like to take you to Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki). The waterfall is the greatest waterfall with a height of 133 meters, a width of 13 meters, and a depth of 10 meters in the water basin. Kumano represents a place deep in the mountain ranges and has been believed as abode of gods, especially Nachi Waterfall as the sacred body of the deity has been respected and worshipped.

Kumano Nachi Taisha is covered with a thick wooded mountain. It is Nachi Primeval Forest, and all the mountain is designated as a national treasure with a plenty of rare trees and plants.

Seigantoji, located next to Kumano Nachi Taisha, is the first temple of Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage. The main hall is built in the hip gable roof style and faces south and east. The view of three-story pagoda and Nachi Waterfall from the foot of the temple is a must-see.

Kmano Hayatama Taisha has the greatest podocarpus nagi which is 20 meters high and 1,000 years old. The original shrine of Kumano Hayatama Taisha is Kamikura Shrine which is located nearly 100 meters up a precipitous cliff of the Gongenyama mountains.

Four deities are enshrined at Kami-yon-sha in Kumano Hongu Taisha while Naka-yon-sha and shimo-yon-sha have been still enshrined together at the small stone shrine in Oyunohara, where the greatest shrine gate with a height of 34 meters and a width of 42 meters stands. Three-legged crow called "Yatagarasu", the symbol mark of Japan Football Association, is printed on the flag in front of the main shrine and is carved on the top of the Oyunohara shrine gate. The crow is believed to be the divine messenger of Kumano.

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Highlights

  • Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki)
  • Kumano Nachi Taisha
  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha
  • Kumano Hongu Taisha

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What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch
Depart From
Kumano , Wakayama
Meeting Point
at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Ending Point
at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Duration
12 hours
Starting time
07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 30 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

If you stay in Osaka, we go to Nachikatsuura half a day, using JR (Japan Railways). Transportation fee is about 7,200 yen per person. And we use a public sghtseeing bus and the fee is 2,850yen per person except Kumano Hongu Taisha.  Entrance fee is free.
 
If you visit Kumano Sanzan, all the three shrines, I would recommend you stay in Katsuura Onsen. One day you can visit Kumano Sanzan using a public sghtseeing bus. The transportation fee is 8,500 yen per person. Another day you can enjoy cruising Kii Matsushima, including whale and dolphin show at Kujirahama Park. The price is 1,650 yen per person.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 80 )
Damir Damir Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Excellent knowledge and friendliness. ”

Hideo was very punctual and on time with his schedule. We enjoyed his company and kind nature. He was very knowledgeable about all places we visited, and helped us better understand Japan’s history and culture. We would definitely recommend his services.

Hideo:

Hi Damir I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you Osaka very much. We had Okonomiyaki and Japanse sake for dinner. I'm sure all of you had a good sleep at night. Best wishes for your continued good health, happines and success. I hope to see you again. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

Andy Andy United States ( Friends )
Good
1 month ago

“ KIAPA, Japan experience 2018 ”

Hideo is a good Guide with a lot of experience but for a small group not for a big group of tourists. His efforts and patience to organized my group was tumbs up but he needs more improvement in the future. He need to make a better plan as to check the location before visited if their open or closed for the visitors the day before so we could not worsted our time. Overall Hideo is good, our groups said thank you for Hideo.

Hideo:

Dear Andy One day before the tour, the typhoon No.21 (the strongest one this year) hit Japan and I couldn't see the spot closed or opened in the Net, so I deeply appologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for joining my tour. I pray for your KIAPA's prosperity. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Gerrie Gerrie Italy ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Passionate + Knowledgable ”

Hideo was a very passionate tour guide that was knowledgable and able to explain well. He was also very patient with me and my family, despite all the hiccups that we had. He assisted us well in buying the tickets and arranging the transportation. It was very helpful so you wouldn't feel overwhelmed by where and how to do stuffs. He made sure that we fit the time schedule and altered them when it was necessary. ありがとう Hideo-san!

Hideo:

Hi Gerrie I'm very happy to receive your review. From the port of Kobe to Kyoto, it was a bit hard schedule but I'm sure you could enjoy visiting Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Fushimi Inari Taisha by a private taxi. My best wishes for you and your family, especially your parents. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Gerrie.

Snooky Snooky Philippines ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Hideo is very highly recommended ”

We are very happy and satisfied with the service of Hideo . He is patient , knowledgeable and extremely patient . He accommodated me every time I asked that we stop to check some stores or places . He picked us up from the hotel and brought us back . Very kind too. We will surely book him again when we return . Thank you very much Hideo

Hideo:

Hi Snooky I'm very happy to receive your good review. Next time I'd like to see all of your family. I wish all of you happiness and success. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Snooky.

Keshav Keshav United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Very informative, caring and punctual ”

My family and I had a wonderful 3-days with Hideo in the Osaka area. I had let Hideo know of what I'd like to see based on some reading and he showed me all those sights and added more which were very worth visiting. He is a remarkably energetic man coping very well with the record heat of July 2018 the whole time we were with him. He explained the history and culture very well and helped us greatly with our dietary and other needs. He also helped us purchase onward Shinkansen tickets to Tokyo and explained very well and patiently how to get to the train in Osaka station. You may have to get used to his accent but once you do, he is a charm to listen to. I would definitely take Hideo's guiding again. Thanks Hideo for making our visit so memorable!

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your polite review. After visiting Himeji Castle, we could enjoy flowers in Kokoen Garden. I'm sure you could enjoy seeing Jinbei same shark and other mairne animals in Osaka Aquarium called "Kaiyukan" and Sky Walkway at Umeda Sky Building. I wish all of your family for health and seccess. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Keshav.

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