Waterfalls

Nachi Falls

Hike to Nachi Falls

I hike to the incredible cliff-diving Nachi Waterfall to witness its wild beauty. The Sanjūdō Pagoda in front of the falls creates one of the most beautiful scenes in Japan. The tall waterfall boasts the longest drop in Japan. One can drink the flowing spring water, supposed to have healing abilities, from the falls at the Shrine directly below.

Today I went back to Wakayama to explore Nachisan and capture the iconic view of Sanjudo Pagoda in front of the Nachi Falls or Nachi-no-taki as it is known locally After the exploits of my first outing on my own to Shirahama, I was much more confident today Shirahama was an amazing experience with the thrilling Sandanbeki Cliffs, the lovely Shirahama Beach and the most stunning sunset at Engetsu Nachi Falls ([那智の滝) in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama is one of the best-known waterfalls in Japan It is said to be the highest single drop waterfall in the country at 133 m The mountain is also popular for Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seiganto-ji Temple, Sanjudo
Uguisunotaki Falls

Hike to Uguisuno-taki Falls

Today I went on a hike to Uguisunotaki Falls, into the deep end of the Kasugayama Forest, surrounded by tall Pines, where even the Sun doesn’t dare to peep through.

I have been to Nara Park several times The ever popular Tôdai-ji temple and Kasuga-Taisha shrine are always crawling with inquisitive tourists, but today Mani & I wander beyond these cultural landscapes into the Kasugayama Primeval Forest The natural environment of Kasugayama is an integral yet invisible part of the shrines and temples in Nara Park The park is so large you could easily wander into the Primeval Forest, without even knowing it Kasugayama Primeval Forest is a primeval forest spread over 250 hectares, near the summit of Kasugayama It contains around 270 different kinds of trees Hunting and logging have been prohibited in the sacred forest since 841 CE As a

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